The place of albertas

Aix-en-Provence - Cultural place

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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Where to stay

Jourdan - N° 4011
Holiday rental

Jourdan - N° 4011

Aix-en-Provence

Temporary accommodation: a new job, training, tourism, etc. A 5-minute walk from the town centre, this very quiet flat has an equipped kitchen (oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric coffee machine, kettle, toaster, dishwasher), opening onto a large living room (internet and television) and…

Hôtel des Augustins
Hotel

Hôtel des Augustins

Aix-en-Provence

Just a few yards away from Cours Mirabeau, near the museums, theatres, shops and restaurants, the 3-star Hotel des Augustins is a site filled with history, combining modernity and serenity at the heart of Aix-en-Provence. The lobby (a converted 15th century chapel) and the 28 comfortable rooms…

Best Western Le Galice
Hotel

Best Western Le Galice

Aix-en-Provence

Situated close to the town centre, the Best Western Galice of Aix en Provence is ideal for the both business and leisure travellers. At your disposal : superb holiday inn bedrooms, restaurant and bar, outdoor swimmging pool, underground private parking, selection of meeting rooms. Baby…

Hôtel La Caravelle
Hotel

Hôtel La Caravelle

Aix-en-Provence

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…

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.

Le Prieuré
Hotel

Le Prieuré

Aix-en-Provence

Quiet hotel near the city center (2km) with cosy rooms. Free parking.

Aquabella Hôtel & Spa
Hotel

Aquabella Hôtel & Spa

Aix-en-Provence

Right in full heart of the old Aix-en-Provence, at the feet of the old city, Sextius thermal baths and the Fitness center. medieval fortifications. Attached to the This modern establishment consists of 108 rooms Provence oriented decoration. Bathroom equipped with a bath-tub, independent toilets,…

Manuel
Holiday rental

Manuel

Aix-en-Provence

Logement temporaire : transition professionnelle, formation, tourisme... Appartement calme situé dans le centre-ville à 3 minutes de la place des Prêcheurs et à 5 minutes à pied du Cour Mirabeau avec ses bars et ses brasseries. Ce logement propose une cuisine équipée (machine à laver,…

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…

Things to do

Le petit souk
Souvenirs shopping

Le petit souk

Aix-en-Provence

General store whith a selection of decoration and furniture, clothes or accessories for children.

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…

Les éditions de la Fondation Vasarely
Souvenirs shopping

Les éditions de la Fondation Vasarely

Aix-en-Provence

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…

L'oiseau bleu
Fashion / shopping

L'oiseau bleu

Aix-en-Provence

L'oiseau bleu est aussi un vide dressing où l'on peut vendre les vêtements que l'on ne porte plus et venir chiner de jolis vêtements de marque d'occasion à prix sympa !

Cinéma Renoir
Cultural place

Cinéma Renoir

Aix-en-Provence

Cinéma Renoir has 3 screens (212, 138 and 80 seats). Disabled facilities: screens 1 and 3 have induction loops for the hard of hearing. Room hire on request. All foreign language films are subtitled in French.

Triaaangles
Fashion / shopping

Triaaangles

Aix-en-Provence

Découvrez également leur sélection locale réalisée en partenariat avec des artistes de la région. Impression minute et sous vos yeux, à ne pas manquer ! Pour les professionnels, l'enseigne propose également ses services d'impression pour des séries allant de 10 à 1000 pièces.

Archevêché theater
Cultural place

Archevêché theater

Aix-en-Provence

With its huge spiral staircases, its medieval arches and its XVIIth century wings, the cour de l'Archevêché is a national treasure, one of the most important of the city history. Becoming a theater in 1948, it is now the Festival's emblematic venue.

The Bibemus Quarries
Cultural place

The Bibemus Quarries

Aix-en-Provence

Situated between the route du Tholonet and the route de Vauvenargues, Bibémus refers to a rocky plateau, part of which was used as a stone quarry for a long period. Use of the quarries goes back to ancient times and the stones were used to build Aix in the 17th and 18th centuries. In…

Expressions - Mr Gertz
Craftsman / producer

Expressions - Mr Gertz

Aix-en-Provence

His production is complemented by a wide array of paintings and postcards (watercolours and acrylics) created on-site. The ceramics are made using traditional techniques (throwing, stamping, moulding) and are entirely hand-decorated in the workshop. Their creation comprises a host of different…

Where to eat

Chez Jo
Cuisine de Provence

Chez Jo

Aix-en-Provence

Restaurant in the heart of the city on Place des Augustins serving many pizzas and Italian specialities.

Le Tuyau
Restaurants à emporter

Le Tuyau

Aix-en-Provence

Le Tuyau is a restaurant specialised in Latte Art and sweet and savoury open sandwiches in the historic heart of Aix-en-Provence. The managers, Bénédicte and Victor, came up with the concept after visiting New Zealand and Australia, where coffee culture is highly developed. At Le Tuyau,…

L'Incontournable
Cuisine de Provence

L'Incontournable

Aix-en-Provence

L'incontournable restaurant's menu is inventive and exciting from starter to dessert.

Nikki Sushi Couronne
Restaurants à emporter

Nikki Sushi Couronne

Aix-en-Provence

Nikki sushi couronne serves classic Japanese dishes near La Rotonde. There's a wide range of sushi, maki, rolls, temaki, fried ramen noodles, donburi, bento and chirashi. Eat in or take away.

La Pizza
Restaurants à emporter

La Pizza

Aix-en-Provence

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

Beyrit's
Restaurants à emporter

Beyrit's

Aix-en-Provence

Trendy atmosphere at lunchtime with clips on the giant screen, more intimate in the evening with soft lighting. Lebanese cuisine made entirely on the premises with fresh produce from the market.

Le Saint-Estève - Les Lodges Sainte-Victoire - Réveillon du 31 Décembre au Saint-Estève
Food guide restaurant

Le Saint-Estève - Les Lodges Sainte-Victoire - Réveillon du 31 Décembre au Saint-Estève

Le Tholonet

Menu du Réveillon du 31 Décembre : Agapes sur leur 31 *** Oeuf bio de la Ferme St Marc « Toqué » Caviar Petrossian / Crème légère à la vodka Légumes d’hiver *** Langoustine en deux temps Raviole et bisque corsée truffée Médaillon de langoustine marinée et acidulée…

La Boca Loca
Restaurants à emporter

La Boca Loca

Aix-en-Provence

La Boca Loca is Mexico in Aix-en-Provence. Traditional Burritos and Quesadillas Tacos, enjoy a Latin American trip. Choose the strength of your chili, the combination of ingredients you prefer, or even your supplements for a culinary journey. Even the beer and soft drinks are imported from Mexico…

La Table du Pigonnet - Restaurant bistronomique
Food guide restaurant

La Table du Pigonnet - Restaurant bistronomique

Aix-en-Provence

You'll soon see why! First of all, the interior is simple yet magical. Inside, large arcades open the bright dining room onto the garden. The impeccable linen, tableware and choreography among the head waiters capture the spirit of a top restaurant. Diners take to the terrace in good weather to…