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

Le Mazet
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Le Mazet

Aix en Provence

Située dans la campagne aixoise, à 1 km du centre ville (parking relais et ligne de bus à 100 m), maison de 85 m² sur 2 niveaux. Au RdC : Salon/séjour. Cuisine indépendante entièrement équipée (LV, MO). Salle de bain. 1 WC indépendant. Buanderie avec (Lave et sèche-linge). A l'étage :…

La Rose Tremiere
Holiday rental

La Rose Tremiere

Aix en Provence

Dans la campagne aixoise, maison de plain-pied de 149 m². Salon/séjour. Cuisine américaine entièrement équipée. 1 chambre avec 2 lits/1 pers. 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers (160x200). 1 chambre avec 2 lits/1 pers. 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers (160x200). 1 SdB spacieuse. 1 WC indépendant. 1…

Villa Rose Provence
B&B

Villa Rose Provence

Aix en Provence

Located in Aix-en-Provence, 3.7 km from Cours Mirabeau, Villa Rose En Provence features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. All rooms have private bathroom, and kettle. Villa Rose En Provence features free WiFi .

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…

Hôtel B&B Le Tholonet
Hotel

Hôtel B&B Le Tholonet

Le Tholonet

A quelques minutes du centre d'Aix-en-Provence en voiture et proche du massif de la Montagne Sainte-Victoire, l'hôtel B&B Aix Le Tholonet se trouve à l'entrée de Palette. Juste à côté des commerces du Domaine de l'Escapade il offre bien-être et accueil personnalisé au meilleur prix, 24…

Hôtel en Ville
Hotel

Hôtel en Ville

Aix en Provence

This charming hotel offers ten modern & spacious rooms with open space, all air conditionned. The last renovated property of the hotels in Aix en Provence, with view on the old town, the cathedral and a public park just nearby. You are welcome in a lounge bar or brasserie where you can have a…

Au Basilic
Holiday rental

Au Basilic

Aix en Provence

A proximité du cours Mirabeau et à 5 mn de la gare routière, appartement de 56 m² situé au 1er étage d'une grande résidence. Salon/séjour avec 1 canapé convertible/1 pers. Cuisine indépendante équipée (LL, MO). 1 grande chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers. Salle de bain avec WC. Loggia vitrée…

Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel
Hotel

Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel

Aix en Provence

Created as a genuine art gallery, in the very heart of the city, the Renaissance Aix-en-Provence 5-star hotel offers 133 spacious rooms and suites, with views of the garden or the city. They have either one King size bed or two double/double beds as well as a bathroom with a bathtub or a shower.…

Sur Les Toits Du Vieil Aix
Holiday rental

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.

Things to do

Pavillon Noir
Cultural place

Pavillon Noir

Aix en Provence

Le Pavillon Noir is a dance venue with four studios and a theatre where you can do the following all year: - watch shows by Angelin Preljocaj and guest theatre companies - have a drink with a choreographer during Apéro-danse - attend a guided tour of Le Pavillon Noir - watch public rehearsals,…

Jacques Prévert theater
Cultural place

Jacques Prévert theater

Aix en Provence

Jacques Prevert theater.

Bar Côté Jardin - Le Pigonnet
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Bar Côté Jardin - Le Pigonnet

Aix en Provence

A Lounge Club with a cosy atmosphere in the Le Pigonnet Hotel. In fine weather, come and enjoy the Le 5 lounge bar, at the heart of the hotel gardens, with a 320 m2 teak wood terrace, a central bar and six soundproofed tents. Original cocktails, a selection of Champagnes and tapas are served in…

Maison Brémond 1830
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Maison Brémond 1830

Aix en Provence

Provencal products

Aix Golf Académie
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Aix Golf Académie

Aix en Provence

Aix Golf, the ideal place to learn or improve your game in a friendly atmosphere just 5 minutes from the centre of Aix.

Mazarin District
Site

Mazarin District

Aix en Provence

This grid-pattern district was designed in the 17th century by Archbishop Mazarin, the Cardinal's brother. It was a "luxury housing estate" for members of Parliament and the bourgeoisie of the period, arranged around two main roads: rue Cardinale and rue du 4 Septembre. Rue Cardinale: its name…

Oriental carpets and tapestries - Alexandre Naalbandian
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Oriental carpets and tapestries - Alexandre Naalbandian

Aix en Provence

Sale, purchase, restoration carpets and tapestries.

Aix-en-Provence shop - Confiserie du Roy René
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Aix-en-Provence shop - Confiserie du Roy René

Aix en Provence

With a workshop, the new shop is a privileged meeting point for all calisson lovers and other Provenal delicacies. The confectioner's whole swetery collection offers calissons, nougats, almond paste, biscuits, creams of calissons, chocolates and ice creams in the summer. Back of the store, a…

Les Passagers Aix - Espace éphémère
Fashion / shopping

Les Passagers Aix - Espace éphémère

Aix en Provence

Ce bel espace de 110m² est situé en plein centre-ville d'Aix-en-Provence, dans le célèbre Passage Agard en haut du cours Mirabeau. Sa devanture est pourvue de grandes vitrines qui lui offrent une belle lumière naturelle et une visibilité importante. La boutique est idéale pour des…

Where to eat

La Chimère Café
Cuisine de Provence

La Chimère Café

Aix en Provence

The Chef offers homemade cuisine that revisits traditional cuisine. In addition to the menu and daily suggestions, La Chimère offers a vegetarian and vegan choice. The menu is renewed regularly according to seasons and arrivals. The restaurant is located in the former artisans' quarter and a…

Les vieilles canailles
Food guide restaurant

Les vieilles canailles

Aix en Provence

Opened on a pedestrian street, this brand new restaurant in the heart of Aix-en-Provence is a den of epicureans. Authentic French bistro, Les Vieilles Canailles offers gourmet, simple and local cuisine, a rigorous selection of wines, all in a warm atmosphere. A true lover of the Product,…

Café Le Verdun
Food guide restaurant

Café Le Verdun

Aix en Provence

Traditional brasserie food with a Provençal flavour: Monkfish stew ("bourride"), meat stew, aioli, red mullet fillet with tapenade, leg of lamb, steak tartare.

Restaurant Les Inséparables
Food guide restaurant

Restaurant Les Inséparables

Aix en Provence

Christophe (Chef de cuisine/co-gérant) et Mathias (second de cuisine/associé) mettrons tout en oeuvre pour régaler autant vos papilles que vos yeux avec une cuisine gastronomique de produits frais. Mathieu (Responsable de salle/co-gérant) quant à lui sera là pour vous accueillir et tout…

Le Poivre d'Ane
Food guide restaurant

Le Poivre d'Ane

Aix en Provence

On Place des Cardeurs at the heart of the old town, in a dynamic and warm decor with a 1970s feel, the Le Poivre d'Ane restaurant provides diners with an inventive, daring cuisine. A lovely terrace bordered with bamboo awaits you in fine weather so you can make the most of the long summer evenings.

Le Mas d'Entremont
Food guide restaurant

Le Mas d'Entremont

Aix en Provence

Nestled in 7,5 acres park with ponds and fountains, the Mas d'Entremont restaurant offers a cuisine always prepared with fresh, quality products coming from known producers. The use of seasonal products influences the types and preparation of dishes. The Marignane family and his team will…

Grenache
Food guide restaurant

Grenache

Aix en Provence

This restaurant near the town centre was opened by Pierre Chatelain, well-known for his first restaurant "l'Alcôve" (also in Aix-en-Provence). As well as the dining room, it has a terrace that is always a welcome spot in summer, in the shade of the plane trees. The menu has developed around the…

Molène - Mickaël Féval
Food guide restaurant

Molène - Mickaël Féval

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Mickaël Féval is opening a new specialist fish restaurant. It stands on the site of the former Ze Bistro restaurant (Rue Manuel) at the heart of Aix-en-Provence. The chef is Julien Courtin, who was formerly sous-chef to Mickaël Féval. The restaurant is a homage to Brittany, with a sea- and…

La Tomate verte
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La Tomate verte

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This is a bistro as it ought to be: quick midday deals for busy workers and a more elaborate evening menu for those who wish to truly savour their food. Everyone, however, can enjoy fresh, seasonal produce as part of a menu that changes according to the whims of the local market and which still…

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