Aix en Provence Town Hall

Aix en Provence - Monument

The first town hall in Aix en Provence stood on Place de l'Annonerie-Vieille.

In the 14th century, after Bourg Saint-Sauveur merged with the City of the Counts, it was moved near the Portail Peint (Painted Gate).
The façade, inspired by Italian palaces, was designed by Pavillon, with the assistance of the sculptors Rambot and Fossé.

The rich ornamentation of the frontage – statues of angels, and busts of counts of Provence and King Louis XIV – has suffered the ravages of time and the Revolution.

The entrance is framed by two double Doric columns linked by an entablature which support a fine wrought-iron balcony dating from 1661.

Each leaf of the wooden door is decorated with a lion's head knocker designed by Pierre Pavillon. This door leads to the square inner courtyard.

At the back is a porch supporting a state balcony.

The twin winding staircases lead to the magnificent Salle des Etats de Provence (House of Representatives). Its decoration, dating from the period between 1716 and 1732, was destroyed in 1792.

The present paintings illustrating the history of the city and of Provence were done between 1899 and 1905.

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Where to stay

Sur Les Toits Du Vieil Aix
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Sur Les Toits Du Vieil Aix

Aix en Provence

Appartement climatisé en duplex. Séjour/salon. Cuisine américaine équipée. A l'étage : 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers (160x200). 1 SdB avec douche et baignoire. 1 WC indépendant. 2 terrasses de 4 et 7 m² avec mobilier de jardin. Accès internet. Stationnement public à proximité.

Artea
Hotel

Artea

Aix en Provence

Darius Milhaud's former residence (famous musician from the 20th century), located in the heart of Aix en provence , 50 meters away from Cours Mirabeau. The hotel Artea offers 40 rooms sound proof with air conditioning. The hotel is a compromise between beautiful old time residencies with its…

Adagio city aparthotel
Resort

Adagio city aparthotel

Aix en Provence

The beautiful residence which combines style and comfort has a privilege location in the heart of the city. Pierre & Vacances City is situated nearby the great fountain "la Rotonde" and the famous Cours Mirabeau. At your disposal : laundrette, indoor car park on charge. Bar and restaurant close by.

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…

Les Années 50
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Les Années 50

Saint Marc Jaumegarde

Dans une belle bastide du XIXème à seulement 4 kms d'Aix en Provence, maison proposant un gîte et 3 chambres/suites qui mettent en scène des ambiances uniques mariant couleurs, fantaisie, mobilier chiné et esprit contemporain. Christophe et Cristel vous accueillent en famille, et vous feront…

Les Arnauds
B&B

Les Arnauds

Aix en Provence

Passez Votre séjour en chambre d'hôtes au Sein d'ONU typique mas provençal Dans La campagne d'Aix-en-Provence. Venez Profiter du Soleil et De Nos produits du jardin. PROFITEZ des Plus Belles balades de Provence.

Novotel Aix-en-Provence Pont de l'Arc Fenouillères
Hotel

Novotel Aix-en-Provence Pont de l'Arc Fenouillères

Aix en Provence

Located in a very green area, alongside the Arc river, at the Novotel Aix en Provence, you are in the heart of Provence. The hotel is located 5 km away from the town centre. for business or pleasure, Novotel priorities are your comfort and well being. Garden, swimming-pool, terrace... Private &…

Cardinal
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Cardinal

Aix en Provence

Hôtel Cardinal, founded during the Age of Enlightenment, is one of these authentic places with spirit, history, some kind of magic. The 18th-century atmosphere of the rooms and suites blending old-time charm with modern amenities, such as the exquisite dining room serving traditional French…

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).

Things to do

Seconde Nature
Concert hall

Seconde Nature

Aix en Provence

Digital Arts and territories - Exhibitions, concerts, performances, cinema, arts around multimedia and electronic music. The association offers throughout the year many appointments and leads in parallel more specific actions towards the public (multimedia arts awareness, workshop ...) and in…

Le Ruban Vert - galerie et théâtre
Theater

Le Ruban Vert - galerie et théâtre

Aix en Provence

Two places in one spot dedicated to all forms of creations: - Gallery exhibitions, temporary boutique , artists' studios - Theater : concerts, shows, children birthdays, company, theater class and workshops. Room rental for events, seminars and meetings.

3bisF, lieu d'arts contemporains
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3bisF, lieu d'arts contemporains

Aix en Provence

The 3bisf is a contemporary art venue that hosts artists in residence within the walls of the Montperrin psychiatric hospital. Located near the city center, this art center has developed over the years a unique program in contemporary art, both in the field of performing arts (dance, theater,…

Poterie Buffile
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Poterie Buffile

Aix en Provence

Buffile Pottery – decorative ceramics – replicas of objects from Cézanne's Studio, for sale on site.

Vasarely Foundation
Museum

Vasarely Foundation

Aix en Provence

Architectonic center of Aix-en-Provence and classified historical monument. Immerse yourself in the fascinating universe of optical art in the heart of the luminocinetic building imagined, conceived and financed by Victor Vasarely. Sixteen hexagonal-based modules, embedded in a massive…

Granet Museum
Museum

Granet Museum

Aix en Provence

With the opening of the 2nd part of the permanent collections, 2007 marks the completion of the renovations on the museum. Nearly 12 000 paintings, sculptures and archaeological pieces are on display: paintings from the 17th century French school, a room devoted to Paul Cézanne with 9 oil…

Les Gazelles
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Les Gazelles

Aix en Provence

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Longchamp
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Longchamp

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Leather good shop.

Salle Armand Lunel
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Aix en Provence

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Where to eat

La Rotonde
Food guide restaurant

La Rotonde

Aix en Provence

Contemporary brasserie, serving traditional cuisine (world cuisine) with many risotto specialities, foie gras dishes and scallops.

Le Riad
Food guide restaurant

Le Riad

Aix en Provence

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La Table du Pigonnet
Food guide restaurant

La Table du Pigonnet

Aix en Provence

The bistronomic restaurant La Table du Pigonnet offers traditional French cuisine with Mediterranean flavors, sublimating the best of the seasonal produce. Generosity, sharing and simplicity are key words here. The new room of the sleek restaurant opens onto a paved and shaded terrace, where…

La Cantine
Food guide restaurant

La Cantine

Aix en Provence

Located between the Hôtel de Ville and the Palais de Justice, just two minutes from the Cours Mirabeau, la Cantine's menu features dishes from the South of France, served on the terrace or indoors, at either lunch or dinner. You will find fresh, seasonal produce from Provence, Corsica and Italy,…

Le Comptoir du Clos - Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel
Cuisine de Provence

Le Comptoir du Clos - Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel

Aix en Provence

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Les Deux Garçons
Food guide restaurant

Les Deux Garçons

Aix en Provence

Les Deux Garçons Brasserie, in the unique consular setting period of the Hotel De Gantes, is named in memory of the two waiters who had bought it in 1840 . It holds the memory of many past celebrities such as Raimu , Jouvet, Mistinguett , Churchill, Sartre , Picasso, Piaf, Cendrars , Trenet ,…

Millefeuille (le)
Food guide restaurant

Millefeuille (le)

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Located in the historical heart of Aix en Provence, in a refined and serene setting, the Millefeuille (yarrow) offers an authentic local cuisine. Locally grown and fresh seasonal products make for a multi savored type of cuisine all year round.

Le Poivre d'Ane
Food guide restaurant

Le Poivre d'Ane

Aix en Provence

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Il était une fois
Food guide restaurant

Il était une fois

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Cette table à prix doux nous raconte l'histoire d'un jeune chef méditerranéen : Joan Sampietro, 31 ans, tient son prénom de sa mère espagnole, son nom de son père italien et son registre gastronomique de Sisteron, où il a grandi. L'agneau, forcément, gambade souvent dans les assiettes de…

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