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

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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 hotel offers you all the modern comfort of a 3-star hotel: 90 rooms, a simple and convivial bar-lounge with catering, a fitness room, a swimming…

Vendôme
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Vendôme

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The Hôtel Vendôme, a two stars air conditionned hôtel, welcomes you in its comfortable rooms near the city center, 5mn walk.

Hôtel de Gantes
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Hôtel de Gantes

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The first four-starhotel without stars hotel on the Cours Mirabeau. Stylish decoration combining historic ambiance with modern comfort, the Hotel de Gantes has 11 rooms and suites all different from eachother.Dare to meet Marilyn’s eyes in the Cinema room or admire the St Victoire in the Paul…

Kyriad Prestige
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Kyriad Prestige

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La Maison de Sylvianne
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La Maison de Sylvianne

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Le Prieuré
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Le Prieuré

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Le Pigonnet
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Le Pigonnet

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Ibis Aix en Provence
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Things to do

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Parks and recreation. For all children over 4, even the most intrepid...a unique forest acrobatic park in a magnificent leafy setting: come and experience an adventure full of fun and excitement! With your friends or family... choice of 9 trails for young and old. We also organise corporate…

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Aix en Provence

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Outdoor leisure

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Where to eat

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La Table du Pigonnet
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Bastide du Cours
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Le Zinc d'Hugo
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Jacquou Le Croquant
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La Cantine
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