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

Appart'hôtel Odalys Atrium
Hotel

Appart'hôtel Odalys Atrium

Aix-en-Provence

Located in an important and dynamic part of the town, near the conference centre and the pedestrian streets of the town centre, this residence welcomes you to its charming and typical Provencal surroundings. A large lobby, breakfast room, meeting room and solarium are here to satisfy the…

Hôtel de France
Hotel

Hôtel de France

Aix-en-Provence

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…

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…

Hôtel des quatre Dauphins
Hotel

Hôtel des quatre Dauphins

Aix-en-Provence

The attractive privately-run Hôtel des Quatre Dauphins, a former private mansion, will be pleased to welcome you in a warm and peaceful atmosphere. Situated in the center of Aix-en Provence, in the Mazarin district, it is a mere stone's throw away from the four Dolphin Fountain and the…

Aix En Provence
Holiday rental

Aix En Provence

Aix-en-Provence

Le bien est composé d'un salon et d'un coin cuisine équipée : plaque induction, micro-ondes, réfrigérateur, four, lave-vaisselle, lave linge, hotte, bouilloire Nespresso, vaisselle. Egalement d'une chambre, 1 salle d'eau avec WC et douche italienne, 1 canapé lit en 140 dans le salon, draps…

JARDIN DE MARIE
B&B

JARDIN DE MARIE

Aix-en-Provence

The guest house "Le Jardin de Marie" is situated in the Mazarin district, right in the heart of the enchanting town of Aix en Provence well-known and appreciated worldwide for its cultural activities, its shaded streets, its plane-trees and its fountains. The Mediterranean coast and some of the…

Hôtel Rotonde
Hotel

Hôtel Rotonde

Aix-en-Provence

The Rotonde hotel has a very good location in the city centre of Aix-en-Provence , near the famous " Cours Mirabeau" and the bus station. 41 air conditioned standard, comfort, de luxe and family rooms. Comfortable hotel bar and free parking according to availabilities and without reservation.

Campanile Aix Ouest - Jas de Bouffan
Hotel

Campanile Aix Ouest - Jas de Bouffan

Aix-en-Provence

Located at the west of aix, near by the foundation Vasarely. 67 rooms with double bed or twin bed.

Le Brunet Haut
Holiday rental

Le Brunet Haut

Aix-en-Provence

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,…

Things to do

Parfums de la Bastide
Souvenirs shopping

Parfums de la Bastide

Aix-en-Provence

We consider that perfume is first and foremost to smell nice, for ourselves and for the others. We choose the natural. We desire to share Provence as we know it, and love it, the one with terroirs still preserved, between the Luberon and the Mediterranean Sea, the one with bastides where…

Pain de Sucre
Fashion / shopping

Pain de Sucre

Aix-en-Provence

Ready-to-wear for women

Biocookin
Craftsman / producer

Biocookin

Aix-en-Provence

Biocookin is right at the heart of Aix-en-Provence. Here, before your very eyes, the chef makes a wide range of delicious, freshly baked cookies, shortbread biscuits, Provençal navette biscuits, canistrellis, traditional "Terre Adelice" ice creams, cold drinks, tea and coffee. As well as being…

Maison des senteurs
Craftsman / producer

Maison des senteurs

Aix-en-Provence

Shop specialized in 100% natural scented candles, home fragrances and soaps made in France , body products ( body lotion , shower gel , bubble bath , soaps Argan, aloe vera). Certified organic products, made in France

Deneuville Guitares
Craftsman / producer

Deneuville Guitares

Aix-en-Provence

The Deneuville Guitares workshop is open from Tuesday to Saturday. From instrument-making to repairs, the Deneuville Guitares workshop will take good care of your instruments!

Le Glacier des Cardeurs
Shopping gourmand

Le Glacier des Cardeurs

Aix-en-Provence

The Glacier des Cardeurs, situated on Place des Cardeurs, sells a wide range of traditional ice creams, sweet and savoury pancakes, drinks (smoothies, coffees, etc.) as well as cakes and pastries.

Librairie Le Blason
Souvenirs shopping

Librairie Le Blason

Aix-en-Provence

Bookstore specialized in litterature of Aix en Provence and about Provence

O Shannon
Bar / café

O Shannon

Aix-en-Provence

Irish pub

Thibault Chappe Photographie
Craftsman / producer

Thibault Chappe Photographie

Aix-en-Provence

Thibault Chappe is a photographer in Aix-en-Provence. He takes photos for weddings, pregnancy, new-born babies, portraits, advertisements, events or illustrations. Thibault Chappe also organises photo lessons and courses for all levels.

Where to eat

L'Opéra
Food guide restaurant

L'Opéra

Aix-en-Provence

Chef Serge Vigouroux has spent 35 years working for the biggest names and Michelin-starred chefs and has been recognised by Gault&Millau. Since 2014 he's been welcoming diners from 7pm to midnight to experience his generous gourmet bistronomy dishes and seasonal menu after a night at Aix's…

La petite ferme
Food guide restaurant

La petite ferme

Aix-en-Provence

C’est un voyage depuis sa plus tendre enfance que Ronan nous propose à travers ce concept inédit sur Aix. Fermez les yeux et rappelez-vous… de ce doigt trempé dans la casserole des jus et sauces, de ces balades en forêt où l’odeur du thym vous chatouillait les narines, de ces…

La Tomate verte
Food guide restaurant

La Tomate verte

Aix-en-Provence

It is a bistro as you like them: express formulas at noon for who working days and a more elaborate menu in the evening. For all, only fresh seasonal products, with a menu varying according to market, where always find two main dishes: Sisteron lamb mouse with lavender honey and tatin of green…

Café du Roy René
Cuisine de Provence

Café du Roy René

Aix-en-Provence

On Cours Mirabeau, opposite King René's fountain. Shady terrace under the plane trees, away from traffic, next to the prestigious Hôtel du Poët. Italian and Provençal cuisine, pizzeria, and pizzas to take away.

Chez Nine
Cuisine de Provence

Chez Nine

Aix-en-Provence

Italian cuisine (pasta, carpaccio, meat dishes).

Le Contrepoint
Cuisine de Provence

Le Contrepoint

Aix-en-Provence

Here, the rock and tattoos atmosphere shows that it also rhymes with gluttony. The slate knows its classics well (roasted camembert, duck with orange and cassoulet of andouillette) but does not prohibit less academic cravings: Corsican burger, croque-madame XL ... In addition, everything is…

Café Le Verdun
Cuisine de Provence

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 Le Galice
Cuisine de Provence

Restaurant Le Galice

Aix-en-Provence

The restaurant is situated inside the Best Western Hotel. Food served by the swimming pool in summer. Outdoor car park and private garage in the basement. Friendly atmosphere and high-quality service.

Le Novo
Cuisine de Provence

Le Novo

Aix-en-Provence

Just pick a time... A typical French bistro in the morning, Italian-style brasserie at lunchtime and cocktail and tapas bar in the evening, Le Novo, with its high tables, counter, wine racks and club-style neon lighting, changes clothes three times a day as the temperature rises and the…