[ Closed until further notice ] Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché

Aix en Provence - Cultural place

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Created in 1909, now an accredited Musée de France, the tapestry museum is housed on the 1st floor of the former Archbishop's Palace, in the staterooms.

The palace, a listed Historic Monument, is made up of four wings and an interior courtyard and was, until the beginning of the 20th century, the residence of several Aix prelates. The different eras and residents have left their mark on the palace's architecture, which has been renovated and restored to its former glory.

The collection, made up of 17th and 18th century tapestries, consists of three suites, with: 'The Grotesque', inspired by Berain, 'The Story of Don Quixote', by Natoire and 'Russian Games', by Leprince. There are also some remarkable pieces of furniture (cabinets, chairs, dressers).

On the ground floor, the 'Gothic' room hosts temporary exhibitions, while the courtyard houses the Theatre of the Archbishop, one of the venues of the Aix-en-Provence Festival (Opera Festival).

Boasting an international reputation, the Aix Festival has given a new direction to the museum since the 1970s. It has resulted in the creation of a collection of textile arts, contemporary arts and performing arts with the aim of creating an 'Opera Centre' to house the town's opera heritage collections originally created for the Aix Festival and the Jeu de Paume theatre.

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    [ Fermé jusqu'à nouvel ordre ] Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
    Palais de l'Archevêché
    28 place Des Martyrs de la Résistance

    13100 Aix en Provence

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