Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché

Aix-en-Provence - Cultural place

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

Le Mozart
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Le Mozart

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This attractive guest establishment teeming with Provençal charm, oleander, terraces and parasols, is an open invitation to extend summer and holidays. With its ideal location in town, Le Mozart is the perfect starting point to set out on a discovery tour of Old Aix (free outside parking,…

Flobelle - Bastide de la Traverse
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Flobelle - Bastide de la Traverse

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Situé en rez-de-jardin, ce charmant petit appartement de 35m² vous accueille avec le soleil l’hiver, et la fraicheur l’été ! Cet appartement comprend une chambre-séjour avec un lit de 2 personnes (140cm), une cuisine équipée (plaque de cuisson à induction, lave-linge, micro-onde,…

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…

Les Hauts Pinchinats
Holiday rental

Les Hauts Pinchinats

Aix-en-Provence

A green and peaceful setting in the Hauts Pinchinats valley near Aix. Fine decoration. Very comfortable gite in a pine forest of 300 sq.m. Groundfloor : living-room/kitchen (microwave, washing-machine, TV/Satellite channels, DVD; Wi-Fi). Shower-room/toilet. 1st floor : 1 bedroom with a double bed…

Hôtel Rotonde
Hotel

Hôtel Rotonde

Aix-en-Provence

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LA BASTIDE HZ - N° 3641
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LA BASTIDE HZ - N° 3641

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Novotel Aix Beaumanoir
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Novotel Aix Beaumanoir

Aix-en-Provence

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Le Brunet Haut
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Le Brunet Haut

Aix-en-Provence

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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.…

Things to do

Agnès Pellegrin
Souvenirs shopping

Agnès Pellegrin

Aix-en-Provence

Jewelry store

Rue Piétonne
Cultural place

Rue Piétonne

Aix-en-Provence

Rue Piétonne is a unique and authentic site including:

Indies
Fashion / shopping

Indies

Aix-en-Provence

Women's ready-to-wear

Chez Mus
Bar / café

Chez Mus

Aix-en-Provence

The brasserie on Place de l'Hôtel de Ville has a lovely sun-soaked setting. Sports fans and rugby lovers flock here for pre-dinner drinks. Good times guaranteed! The chic décor creates a cosy feel: flat-screen TV, grey slate flooring, stone walls, cool bar stools and a bull's head. The…

Thibault Chappe Photographie
Craftsman / producer

Thibault Chappe Photographie

Aix-en-Provence

Thibault Chappe is a photographer in Aix-en-Provence. He takes photos for weddings, pregnancy, new-born babies, portraits, advertisements, events or illustrations. Thibault Chappe also organises photo lessons and courses for all levels.

La chambre aux confitures
Shopping gourmand

La chambre aux confitures

Aix-en-Provence

A precious delicatessen passionnately managed by the devoted Beloved Lise ! Her passion is named Jam. All kinds, all tastes, all textures jams ! The wide assortment of jams evolves day by day to further enrich jam’s fragrances. A generous tasting to experience the sensual flow, frozen jelly,…

Librairie Jeunesse Oh ! Les Papilles
Souvenirs shopping

Librairie Jeunesse Oh ! Les Papilles

Aix-en-Provence

Bookstore

CIAM - Centre International des Arts en Mouvement

CIAM - Centre International des Arts en Mouvement

Aix-en-Provence

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Maison Brémond 1830
Shopping gourmand

Maison Brémond 1830

Aix-en-Provence

Provencal products

Where to eat

Mana
Restaurants à emporter

Mana

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Mana is run by a team of 7 coffee and food lovers who are all about serving quality coffee and fresh, healthy homemade dishes. Chefs in the kitchen are bursting with exciting ideas to bring you colourful seasonal dishes. There's something for everyone: vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. Let's…

Le Cintra
Restaurants à emporter

Le Cintra

Aix-en-Provence

50 metres from the Rotonde fountain, Le Cintra welcomes you in an atmosphere of authentic Alsatian tradition. Sauerkraut, traditional cuisine, tartare, fresh fish and shellfish. Beer academy and whisky cellar, sauerkraut specialist – Heated and air-conditioned terrace. Wifi inside the…

Le Saint-Estève
Food guide restaurant

Le Saint-Estève

Le Tholonet

Restaurant le Tholonet, Saint-Esteve receives you to moments gourmet to enjoy in a setting second to none. In the heart of a park of several hectares, the Mediterranean nature you accompany you throughout your meal, that you have chosen enjoy indoors or on the terrace. Indeed, comfortably…

Restaurant Les Inséparables
Food guide restaurant

Restaurant Les Inséparables

Aix-en-Provence

Mathieu (Responsable de salle/co-gérant) quant à lui sera là pour vous accueillir et tout faire pour que le moment passé avec l‘équipe “Les Inséparables” ne soit que plaisir. Christophe, Mathias et Mathieu partagent cette envie d'être acteur pour la planète et privilégient des…

Licandro Le Bistro
Food guide restaurant

Licandro Le Bistro

Aix-en-Provence

Le Bistro Latin restaurant has been serving traditional Provençal cuisine for more than 20 years. Come and relax in a quiet, romantic atmosphere, in the heart of the old city, less than 2 minutes from the Rotonde fountain. Discover dishes such as slow-cooked vegetables with Pistou sauce,…

Le Divan d'Antioche
Restaurants à emporter

Le Divan d'Antioche

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You will enjoy our traditional cuisines and our warm welcome. Come and taste a wide choice of mezzes with typically oriental flavours.

Chef Clément - Cuisinier à domicile
Cuisine de Provence

Chef Clément - Cuisinier à domicile

Aix-en-Provence

Chef Clement offers workshops / private lessons for all ages (children and adults) and everyone up to 10 people, with friends or family. Chef Clement comes to your home in Aix-en-Provence or its surroundings for cooking classes Theme: Provencal cuisine, macarons, pastries of all kinds, siphons,…

Healthy&Co
Restaurants à emporter

Healthy&Co

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Healthy&Co is a restaurant serving low-calorie and healthy food. Salads, sandwiches, tarts and hot dishes...there's something for everyone.

Marie-Georgette
Restaurants à emporter

Marie-Georgette

Aix-en-Provence

Marie-Georgette's exciting menu is a French take on New York and British specialities in Aix-en-Provence town centre just metres from Cours Mirabeau in the Passage Agard. Brunch menu on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. New salads, premium burgers, eggs benedict, lobster rolls, homemade desserts.