Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché

Aix-en-Provence - Cultural place

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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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Where to stay

Escale Oceania Aix en Provence
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Escale Oceania Aix en Provence

Aix-en-Provence

The hotel is ideally located on the outskirts of Aix. it is very easy to reach, completely renovated and just 5-minute drive to the town centre. The outdoor facilities at Escale Océania in Aix en Provence have been fully renovated with a sparkling new deep blue pool, green terrace and…

Hôtel Le Concorde
Hotel

Hôtel Le Concorde

Aix-en-Provence

Le Concorde is located in the centre of Aix-en-Provence, the city of art and hundred fountains. Close to the “Cours Mirabeau”, the Granet Museum, The Theatre of the “Jeu de Paume” and Congress Center... It makes the 3* Le Concorde hotel one's of the best located hotels in the city. The…

Hôtel La Caravelle
Hotel

Hôtel La Caravelle

Aix-en-Provence

In Aix town centre welcome to the 2-star La Caravelle Hotel in the Mazarin district, a step or two away from the historic town centre, from Cours Mirabeau, the Granet Museum and the Caumont Art Centre. Our charm-filled hotel with its pure and simple decoration has 30 rooms and a light-filled…

Hôtel du Globe
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Hôtel du Globe

Aix-en-Provence

This hotel is situated in the centre of the old town, near by the "Therms". The style is modern, it's a comfortable and charm hotel. There is a terrace on the roof. Private garage. You may ask for avalaibility. No smoking etablishment

Best Western Le Galice
Hotel

Best Western Le Galice

Aix-en-Provence

Situated close to the town centre, the Best Western Galice of Aix en Provence is ideal for the both business and leisure travellers. At your disposal : superb holiday inn bedrooms, restaurant and bar, outdoor swimming pool, underground private parking, selection of meeting rooms. Baby sitting…

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…

Le Vieux Moulin
Holiday rental

Le Vieux Moulin

Le Tholonet

Endroit très calme et plein de charme, situé au bord de la rivière face aux vignobles de Château Simone (AOC Palette). La Maison est un ancien moulin à eau qui a été construit sous François 1er en 1510. Au fil des siècles le moulin a été modernisé et la bâtisse a été agrandie…

Hôtel particulier Le 28
B&B

Hôtel particulier Le 28

Aix-en-Provence

L'Hotel Particulier Le 28 offers rooms and suites with an iPod docking station and a CD player. Decorated in a contemporary style, they also include free Wi-Fi access, an LCD TV and a DVD player. A continental breakfast is provided every morning on the large patio or in the lounge. You can…

Hôtel Rotonde
Hotel

Hôtel Rotonde

Aix-en-Provence

The Rotonde hotel has a very good location in the city centre of Aix-en-Provence , near the famous " Cours Mirabeau" and the bus station. 41 air conditioned standard, comfort, de luxe and family rooms. Comfortable hotel bar and free parking according to availabilities and without reservation.

Things to do

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…

First (homme)
Souvenirs shopping

First (homme)

Aix-en-Provence

Ready-to-wear for women, and ready-to-wear for men. Shoe store.

Gourmandises Aixquises
Shopping gourmand

Gourmandises Aixquises

Aix-en-Provence

Gourmandises Aixquises sells a selection of artisan Provence products: - confectionary and biscuits - jam and honey - tapenades and spreads - terrines and ready meals - olive oils and flavoured salt - wine and alcohol - ceramic trinkets - olive wood items - lavender-based…

Atelier Luinwé
Craftsman / producer

Atelier Luinwé

Aix-en-Provence

In the centre of Aix-en-Provence, Atelier Luinwé is a jeweller's, a design centre and exhibition space. All the jewellery on display is unique, hand-made in silver, and hallmarked.

First (femme)
Souvenirs shopping

First (femme)

Aix-en-Provence

Ready-to-wear for women, and ready-to-wear for men. Shoe store.

The place of albertas
Cultural place

The place of albertas

Aix-en-Provence

In the 18th century the Albertas were one of the city's leading families. In 1724, Henri Rainaud d'Albertas instructed Laurent Vallon to design the frontage and entrance of his private mansion. To create an open outlook, between 1735 and 1741 he bought the houses opposite and had them…

Mademoiselle Louise
Fashion / shopping

Mademoiselle Louise

Aix-en-Provence

Women's ready-to-wear.

Fromagerie André Savelli
Shopping gourmand

Fromagerie André Savelli

Aix-en-Provence

The Savelli cheese shop is located in the heart of Aix en Provence, facing the Richelme Plaza and offers more than a hundred different kinds of cheese, sour cream, fresh eggs ... It is also the only cheese maturing cellar in the city (80 m²).

Bo La Suite
Fashion / shopping

Bo La Suite

Aix-en-Provence

Dans une ambiance colorée mais épurée, on trouve les bijoux de la marseillaise Virginie Etc ou de l'aixoise Les Galinettes.

Where to eat

L'Orangerie
Restaurants à emporter

L'Orangerie

Aix-en-Provence

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Tita Restaurant
Restaurants à emporter

Tita Restaurant

Aix-en-Provence

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Le Patio
Cuisine de Provence

Le Patio

Aix-en-Provence

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L'Incontournable
Cuisine de Provence

L'Incontournable

Aix-en-Provence

L'incontournable restaurant's menu is inventive and exciting from starter to dessert.

Tapas Café
Restaurants à emporter

Tapas Café

Aix-en-Provence

Spanish cuisine, tapas, tapas bar. Serving food for 18 years. Non-stop service from 12 noon to 2am only on Saturday 40 high-quality tapas in a Hispanic-Oriental setting. Warm, festive atmosphere.

Le Green spot
Restaurants à emporter

Le Green spot

Aix-en-Provence

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La Case Créole
Restaurants à emporter

La Case Créole

Aix-en-Provence

Specialities from Madagascar and Reunion Island

Simply food
Restaurants à emporter

Simply food

Aix-en-Provence

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La Belle Epoque
Cuisine de Provence

La Belle Epoque

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In a neo-Baroque decor and atmosphere, both warm and modern at once, enjoy regional produce at lunchtime and contemporary cuisine in the evening (hamburger, chef's tartare, Charolais meat). Free tapas with aperitif, Happy Hour and music. La Belle Epoque also offers a wide choice of French and…