Aix en Provence Town Hall
Aix-en-Provence - Cultural place
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
La Mule noire
Soyez les bienvenus au cœur du centre historique d'Aix-en-Provence. Vous êtes à moins d'une minute à pied du célèbre Cours Mirabeau, au calme absolu et pourtant dans un quartier très vivant avec ses cafés, ses restaurants, ses monuments et à quelques centaines de mètres du musée…
Hôtel de France
In the heart of Aix en Provence, the "Hotel de France" will offer you all the enjoyments of an old charming place ideally located in the historic center of the city. At less than 50 meters of the famous Rotunda's fountain, in a parrallel street of the famous "Cours Mirabeau", you will be able…
Le Brunet Haut
Temporary accommodation: a new job, training, tourism, etc. The flat is 10 minutes from the town centre by car. In a calm, leafy residence with a swimming pool and tennis court. The accommodation includes a fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, oven, fridge-freezer, eletric coffee machine,…
Hôtel La Caravelle
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…
Aix En Provence
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Novotel Aix Beaumanoir
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…
Things to do
Jeu de Paume theater
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La Corbeille d'Orient
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Brasserie la Baroude
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Where to eat
Le grenier de grand-mère
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Les Deux Garçons
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