Paul Arbaud Museum

Aix-en-Provence - Cultural place

Closed for:Canceled or closed because of Covid-19

Paul Arbaud, a scholar, devoted his life to constituting a large collection of objects and books, remarkable in terms of both their quantity and their quality. On his death, he left not only this collection, but also the mansion which housed it, to the Academy of Sciences, Agriculture, Arts and Letters of Aix-en-Provence.

The collection of objects is made up of some wonderful pieces, notably 18th century Provençal earthenware, a 14th century Flemish triptych and Mirabeau family portraits.

The library, with its 1600 manuscripts and books and its collection of private archives (notably those of the Mirabeau family) attracts researchers from a variety of different fields.

Since it opened, the museum-library has received numerous donations which have enabled it to expand its collections, such as that of Lucas de Montigny, who bequeathed a large collection of items related to the Mirabeau family.

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Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Address

    2 Rue Du 4 Septembre
    13100 Aix-en-Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 42 38 38 95

Where to stay

Novotel Aix Beaumanoir
Hotel

Novotel Aix Beaumanoir

Aix-en-Provence

In the town of the good King Rene, at the crossroads of Cezanne paths, the Novotel Aix en Provence Beaumanoir welcomes you for an overnight or a longer stay. The hotel is located 5 mn away (by car) from the town center. In the Novotel you will feel at home, the welcome and smiles of our team will…

Hôtel des Augustins
Hotel

Hôtel des Augustins

Aix-en-Provence

Just a few yards away from Cours Mirabeau, near the museums, theatres, shops and restaurants, the 3-star Hotel des Augustins is a site filled with history, combining modernity and serenity at the heart of Aix-en-Provence. The lobby (a converted 15th century chapel) and the 28 comfortable rooms…

Le Felibre
Holiday rental

Le Felibre

Aix-en-Provence

A tastefully decorated flat in the Aix-en-Provence pedestrian area, a step or two away from Cours Mirabeau, the little Provençal markets and museums. Equipped with a ventilator, central heating. The owner will go out of his way to help you during your stay, recommending the best restaurants and…

Jourdan - N° 4011
Holiday rental

Jourdan - N° 4011

Aix-en-Provence

Temporary accommodation: a new job, training, tourism, etc. A 5-minute walk from the town centre, this very quiet flat has an equipped kitchen (oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric coffee machine, kettle, toaster, dishwasher), opening onto a large living room (internet and television) and…

Hôtel Le Pigonnet
Hotel

Hôtel Le Pigonnet

Aix-en-Provence

This elegant former Provençal bastide combines 18th century refinement with a contemporary style to provide guests with a relaxing experience in an environment of luxury and serenity. In a refined style, the 45 rooms and suites provide 5-star service. Each room has its own style, and…

La Paillere
Holiday rental

La Paillere

Le Tholonet

Dans un cadre enchanteur, en bordure de l'exceptionnelle route Cézanne, au calme à seulement 3 km d'Aix en Provence : studios et T1 à louer (Meublé de tourisme 3 étoiles).

GITE DE LA MARGUERITE - N° 2494
Holiday rental

GITE DE LA MARGUERITE - N° 2494

Aix-en-Provence

Dans la campagne aixoise, à 4 km du centre ville et de ses attraits touristiques, maison indépendante de plain-pied de 50 m² climatisée à la décoration soignée et agréable. Grand séjour/salon avec 1 canapé convertible/2 pers. Cuisine américaine équipée. 1 CH avec 1 lit/2 pers.…

B&B Hôtel Aix-en-Provence Pont de l'Arc
Hotel

B&B Hôtel Aix-en-Provence Pont de l'Arc

Aix-en-Provence

Located in suburban areas, along the main highways, near the motorways interchanges and next to commercial and tourist areas with shopping centers and at walking distance of various types of restaurants

PETITE SOURCE 2 - N° 3989
Holiday rental

PETITE SOURCE 2 - N° 3989

Aix-en-Provence

60M² holiday home. It has everything you need for a wonderful break in the heart of Provence. Ground floor: - open plan kitchen: (fridge freezer, microwave, oven, 4 hobs, dishwasher, toaster, coffee machine, kettle and utensils) - living room + lounge: (table, 4 chairs, bench, 2 armchairs…

Things to do

Aix Golf Académie
Outdoor leisure

Aix Golf Académie

Aix-en-Provence

Aix Golf, the ideal place to learn or improve your game in a friendly atmosphere just 5 minutes from the centre of Aix.

Lie Dil
Craftsman / producer

Lie Dil

Aix-en-Provence

Lie Dil is a brand created by Aurélie Dillon, a graduate of the Métiers d'Arts with a master's degree in fashion design. The brand provides made-to-measure services for wedding dresses, evening dresses and cocktail parties or wedding outfits, plus accessories for men. Aurélie Dillon loves to…

Vent sauvage
Fashion / shopping

Vent sauvage

Aix-en-Provence

Leather good shop.

Saint John Perse Foundation
Cultural place

Saint John Perse Foundation

Aix-en-Provence

The Saint John Perse Foundation conserves and exhibits the collections bequeathed to the city of Aix en Provence in 1975 by the poet who was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1960. Alexis Leger, a leading European diplomat, was born in Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe, in 1887 and died…

Ouvrage
Souvenirs shopping

Ouvrage

Aix-en-Provence

Ouvrage est une galerie boutique de créateur mettant en avant des objets et produits créés par des artisans d'art, artistes et créateurs français. Faits par des passionnés qui travaillent de manière éthique à partir de matières premières de qualité et d'une manière respectueuse des…

Maison Brémond 1830
Shopping gourmand

Maison Brémond 1830

Aix-en-Provence

Provencal products

La patte blanche
Craftsman / producer

La patte blanche

Aix-en-Provence

La boutique située dans le centre historique d'Aix-en-Provence propose des savons de Marseille cuit au chaudron et des savons d'Alep. La patte blanche est une entreprise marseillaise fondée en 1949 qui fabrique encore ses savons avec authenticité et "à l'ancienne". Le savon de Marseille…

Le bar des PTT
Bar / café

Le bar des PTT

Aix-en-Provence

Le bar des PTT is in the heart of Aix-en-Provence near the Town Hall on Place Richelme. It has a large patio. The bar screens football matches.

Melville
Souvenirs shopping

Melville

Aix-en-Provence

Melville propose une offre s'articulant autour de quatre univers : ➜ Les icônes : style néoclassique inspireé par les designers des anneées 40 et 50 ➜ La jeune création : eco-design privilegiant les matières naturelles- Le design brut : très contemporain ➜ Indoor/outdoor : vif et…

Where to eat

Izumi
Restaurants à emporter

Izumi

Aix-en-Provence

Izumi is a restaurant offering traditional Japanese cuisine in a simple and family setting in the Aix-en-Provence downtown. The restaurant accepts reservations.

Edykos
Restaurants à emporter

Edykos

Aix-en-Provence

Greek and Armenian cuisine.

Côté Cour
Food guide restaurant

Côté Cour

Aix-en-Provence

Hidden away on a lush terrace behind Cours Mirabeau, this voluptuous eatery, set in Baroque, modern surroundings, sets a fitting scene for the explosive and creative cuisine of Ronan Kernen. This young, Brittany-born chef, revealed by the Top Chef TV show, has an impressive CV, featuring many…

Colde
Restaurants à emporter

Colde

Aix-en-Provence

Colde is a fast food restaurant specializing in sandwich clubs. Created recently by a couple, their desire is to make fast food that is, healthy, homemade and tasty. Modern, warm and cozy place. In addition to the inevitable club sandwich in several flavors, you can also find soups, salads and…

La Case Créole
Restaurants à emporter

La Case Créole

Aix-en-Provence

Specialities from Madagascar and Reunion Island

La Boca Loca
Restaurants à emporter

La Boca Loca

Aix-en-Provence

La Boca Loca is Mexico in Aix-en-Provence. Traditional Burritos and Quesadillas Tacos, enjoy a Latin American trip. Choose the strength of your chili, the combination of ingredients you prefer, or even your supplements for a culinary journey. Even the beer and soft drinks are imported from Mexico…

La maison du Handburger (place des Augustins)
Restaurants à emporter

La maison du Handburger (place des Augustins)

Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence’s first high-quality burger restaurant, the maison du Handburger, is open every day and invites you to sample the fare in its hospitable surroundings. Takeaway meals can be ordered by phone.

House cookies & co
Restaurants à emporter

House cookies & co

Aix-en-Provence

"House Cookies" welcomes you in a small Anglo-Saxon restaurant located Boulegon street near the Town Hall Square. Everything is done in the traditional way colorful plates are served with tasty local products. "House cookies & co" invites you to share a friendly moment around brunch every…

Koï Sushi bar
Food guide restaurant

Koï Sushi bar

Aix-en-Provence

In a glamorous designer decor, our sishi chef concocts sushis, makis, californias and other specialities of Japanese cuisine. Eat on the Zen terrace with its square planters and enjoy the view of Cours Mirabeau. Geisha is an acronym (in French) for taste + event + inventiveness + sensuality +…