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.

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Address

    Mairie d'Aix en Provence
    Place De l'Hôtel de Ville

    13100 Aix-en-Provence

Where to stay

Hôtel particulier Le 28
B&B

Hôtel particulier Le 28

Aix-en-Provence

L'Hotel Particulier Le 28 offers rooms and suites with an iPod docking station and a CD player. Decorated in a contemporary style, they also include free Wi-Fi access, an LCD TV and a DVD player. A continental breakfast is provided every morning on the large patio or in the lounge. You can…

Le Felibre
Holiday rental

Le Felibre

Aix-en-Provence

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 best places to visit. Tenants are asked to clear up at the end of stay or opt for a housekeeping service at an extra charge.

Cardinal
Hotel

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…

Hôtel Paul
Hotel

Hôtel Paul

Aix-en-Provence

Economic hotel very well located, at 50m from the old city nearby Opera Festival, market and the Thermes. A shaded garden for your leisure, where you can have your breakfast during summertime. Public car park "pasteur" 50 metres away. Free parking for motocycles. No pets. Free WIFI, and TV in…

Lou Jas De Rafeou
Holiday rental

Lou Jas De Rafeou

Le Tholonet

Dans une maison neuve et indépendante, bâtie dans le respect de la tradition provençale, le lieu s’inspire de la couleur et de l’authenticité de la région avec des plafonds aux poutres apparentes et des meubles anciens, modeste héritage du grand père,Raféou. Sur une superficie…

Les Lodges Sainte-Victoire
Hotel

Les Lodges Sainte-Victoire

Le Tholonet

Ayant plus que jamais à coeur l'envie de vous proposer des séjours uniques, les équipes de l'établissement de la campagne aixoise ont repensé leur organisation autour d'un protocole sanitaire exemplaire. Profitez à nouveau de la vie avec sérénité en vivant l'expérience hôtelière…

Le Vieux Moulin
Holiday rental

Le Vieux Moulin

Le Tholonet

Endroit très calme et plein de charme, situé au bord de la rivière face aux vignobles de Château Simone (AOC Palette). La Maison est un ancien moulin à eau qui a été construit sous François 1er en 1510. Au fil des siècles le moulin a été modernisé et la bâtisse a été agrandie…

Villa Gallici
Hotel

Villa Gallici

Aix-en-Provence

In Cezanne's homeland, the Villa Gallici Hotel is an 18th century Provençal residence that is part of the Relais & Châteaux network. There you will find a wide range of top-quality services, a gastronomic restaurant featured in all the main guides and a shaded 3-hectare garden with a pool where…

LA BASTIDE HZ - N° 3641
Holiday rental

LA BASTIDE HZ - N° 3641

Aix-en-Provence

A charming 4-star flat located 5 km away from the town centre with 2 parking places. This attractively decorated 2-room flat for two people is in a peaceful 18th century country house with a view over a park. The 45m² flat is on the first floor and faces west. It features a light-filled…

Things to do

Maison Piantino Lou Gibassié
Craftsman / producer

Maison Piantino Lou Gibassié

Aix-en-Provence

Pierre PIANTINO is continuing the family tradition, begun in 1900, for the gibassier cake, an essential element in the famous 13 Christmas desserts. His creations are inseparable from Aix-en-Provence. Pierre Piantino's gibassiers are available every Thursday and Saturday morning of the year at…

Indian Forest Aix-en-Provence
Family recreation

Indian Forest Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence

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…

Hôtel de Caumont - Centre d'Art
Cultural place

Hôtel de Caumont - Centre d'Art

Aix-en-Provence

A new art center opens in one of the most beautiful eighteenth century mansions in Aix-en-Provence. As of May 6, 2015, the Caumont Art Centre presents an ambitious cultural program putting the fine arts in the spotlight. Located close to the Cours Mirabeau, it is currently undergoing a…

La fromagerie du Passage
Shopping gourmand

La fromagerie du Passage

Aix-en-Provence

A cheesemonger and restaurant under one roof! La fromagerie du Passage is a go-to for cheese and food lovers. It works with Mr. Hervé Mons, Meilleur Ouvrier de France. His eye for quality and flavour combinations helps him select and age his cheese. Foodie heaven.

Lancel
Souvenirs shopping

Lancel

Aix-en-Provence

Leather good shop.

Aix Golf Académie
Outdoor leisure

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.

Agnès Pellegrin
Souvenirs shopping

Agnès Pellegrin

Aix-en-Provence

Jewelry store

Gourmandises Aixquises
Shopping gourmand

Gourmandises Aixquises

Aix-en-Provence

Gourmandises Aixquises sells a selection of artisan Provence products: - confectionary and biscuits - jam and honey - tapenades and spreads - terrines and ready meals - olive oils and flavoured salt - wine and alcohol - ceramic trinkets - olive wood items - lavender-based…

Le Ruban Vert - galerie et théâtre
Cultural place

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.

Where to eat

Bagel story
Restaurants à emporter

Bagel story

Aix-en-Provence

The bagels and pastries are 100% homemade with fresh, local produce.

Vapiano
Restaurants à emporter

Vapiano

Aix-en-Provence

Vapiano restaurant in central Aix-en-Provence is 2 minutes from La Rotonde and Cours Mirabeau. Vapiano is an Italian chain of restaurants: pasta, pizza, salad and risotto. Everything is homemade and made before your eyes using fresh produce.

Toasty Poké
Restaurants à emporter

Toasty Poké

Aix-en-Provence

Toasty Poké serves delicious Poke bowls & Toasts, all in an warm, exotic atmosphere. Welcome to Hawaii! Everything is served in a minute with fresh ingredients and lots of love. 100% of the dishes and desserts are home-made.

Crêpes Cidre et Compagnie
Restaurants à emporter

Crêpes Cidre et Compagnie

Aix-en-Provence

Tuck into 100% Breton pancakes and crêpes at Delphine's crêperie near the town centre. The pancakes and crêpes are made in front of you in a warm and friendly setting with two rooms so you can relish your foodie treat. Delphine makes other Brittany specialities to eat on-site such as salted…

La Pizza
Restaurants à emporter

La Pizza

Aix-en-Provence

An institution in Aix since 1952 for its pizzas, risottos, pasta and ravioli.

Lautraix Restaurant
Food guide restaurant

Lautraix Restaurant

Aix-en-Provence

Fish, vegetables and grilled meats, Mediterranean cuisine served in the garden or indoors.

Rotisserie Bellegarde
Restaurants à emporter

Rotisserie Bellegarde

Aix-en-Provence

Le restaurant est climatisé et vous permettra de déjeuner et diner confortablement. Une édition gourmande limitée est proposée tous les jeudis et les vendredis. Elles sont accessibles sur les comptes Instagram, Facebook et sur le site internet.

Toinou
Restaurants à emporter

Toinou

Aix-en-Provence

48-space customer car park, take-away service, Internet orders, home delivery. Eat-in dining room

Mickaël Féval
Food guide restaurant

Mickaël Féval

Aix-en-Provence

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