The place and the fountain of albertas

Aix en Provence - Site

In the 18th century the Albertas were one of the city's leading families.

In 1724, Henri Rainaud d'Albertas instructed Laurent Vallon to design the frontage and entrance of his private mansion.

To create an open outlook, between 1735 and 1741 he bought the houses opposite and had them demolished. He wanted a square to be built on the Parisian model of the royal palaces. It was Jean-Baptiste d’Albertas, his son, who continued his work from 1742 to 1746, assigning the project to Laurent Vallon's son Georges.

The fountain in the centre was built in 1862.

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A green corner, in the heart of town,"le concorde" bids you welcome. Quiet and confortable rooms (49), rooms for disabled people, large underground, car park, lift, sitting room, quiet terrace and garden. Pets are allowed. Location: 10 minutes walking distance to the centre city, neraby shopping…

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Things to do

La boutique de la fondation Vasarely
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The Shop-Gallery offers a wide range of works, rare editions related to the artwork of Victor Vasarely as well as a selection of prestige items. A sector of our library is especially dedicated to the youth editions, an eclectic choice of playful objects, fine stationery objects all assets to…

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Rendre l’art accessible à tous. En plus des modèles exposés au shop, il est possible de personnaliser t-shirts, sweats, coques smartphones ou encore tote-bag avec des visuels de graphistes via le site de la marque. Votre modèle unique, entièrement fabriqué à Aix, est disponible…

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Located a stone's throw from the Place des Cardeurs, the shop of the Tarte Tropezienne offers a selection of pastries and delicacies around the famous tart. The True Tropezienne Tart is created by A. Micka in the village of Saint-Tropez in 1955. La Tarte Tropézienne is a unique blend of two…

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Where to eat

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