The place 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.

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

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  4. Le Vieux Moulin

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Where to stay

Hôtel B&B Le Tholonet
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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…

Ibis Styles Aix-en-Provence Mas des Oliviers
Hotel

Ibis Styles Aix-en-Provence Mas des Oliviers

Aix en Provence

Located west Aix, 10mn drive to city center. Open 24h/24h. 63 air conditioned rooms with view on the garden. Free closed parking. The restaurant "Le Mas des Oliviers" is air conditioned and there is a shaded outside where you eat a good provençal meal. If you drink a bottle of wine, we offer…

Campanile Aix-en-Provence Sud - Pont de l'Arc
Hotel

Campanile Aix-en-Provence Sud - Pont de l'Arc

Aix en Provence

Located south, at 5mn drive from city center, nearby exit / entrance of the motorway to join Marseille, Nice, Avignon. The hotel has been completely renovated in 2012, with 119 rooms in a pleasant and quiet setting, close to the river of the Arc. Every room has flat screen TV and free wifi. The…

Negrecoste Hotel & Spa
Hotel

Negrecoste Hotel & Spa

Aix en Provence

Located in the city center, in the middle of the famous Cours Mirabeau, the Negrecoste hotel offers 35 air-conditioned rooms with private and secure parking. The rooms are equipped with double glazing, bathroom, television, mini bar, safe, with free WiFi access and NUXE products available. Some…

Paul
Hotel

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…

Château de la Pioline
Hotel

Château de la Pioline

Aix en Provence

Our hotel is surrounded by a green and shaded park of 4 acres, with a free private car-park, a 24/24 reception desk and concierge. The Castle building dates back of 16th century and has been fully renovated in 2011 and propose a full respect of the historic place but blended with a contemporary…

Ibis Aix en Provence
Hotel

Ibis Aix en Provence

Aix en Provence

Just 1.2 mi (2 km) from Aix-en-Provence city center and 12.4 mi (20 km) from Aix TGV train station, the ibis Aix en Provence hotel is ideally located for tourism, business and sporting trips. It features a Pasta & Noodles restaurant, opened in April 2015, and offers 124 rooms with Sweet Bed by…

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 to…

Vendôme
Hotel

Vendôme

Aix en Provence

The Hôtel Vendôme offers you air conditioned, quiet and comfortable rooms, with TV satellite and free wifi. Situated at 5 minutes walk from city center. Garage on request with extra. The hotel closes at 11pm.

Things to do

Granet XXe, collection Jean Planque
Cultural place

Granet XXe, collection Jean Planque

Aix en Provence

The modern art collection at the Granet Museum was considerably expanded in 2010 when the Jean and Suzanne Planque Foundation made a 15-year donation of the Jean Planque collection, named after the Swiss painter and collector, who died in 1998. The collection includes some 300 paintings, drawings…

Agnès Pellegrin
Souvenirs shopping

Agnès Pellegrin

Aix en Provence

Jewelry store

Les Gazelles
Cultural place

Les Gazelles

Aix en Provence

Théâtre Les Gazelles hosts an all-round schedule and free year-round workshops for students and beginners who want to experience the joys of acting and the stage and/or experienced visitors who want to expand their knowledge and stage work. Weekly workshops are available and run by theatre…

Atelier 23 - Fleurs de Bagne
Craftsman

Atelier 23 - Fleurs de Bagne

Aix en Provence

Fleurs de Bagne is a young brand of men's clothing created in 2012. The store is situated in the town's historic centre. Its philosophy is to produce and offer its clients high quality, hard-wearing and long-lasting clothes steeped in history. The collections are developed by drawing inspiration…

IV Home
Souvenirs shopping

IV Home

Aix en Provence

Dans un espace habillé de béton, objets d'aujourd'hui (mobilier, luminaire, bougies...) et objets d'hier se mêlent dans une ambiance bohème. Pièces de récup, mobilier industriel, coussins nomades décorent avec charme ce bel endroit.

Ouvrage
Souvenirs shopping

Ouvrage

Aix en Provence

Ouvrage est une galerie boutique mettant en avant des objets et produits créés par des artisans d'art, artistes et créateurs français. Faits par des passionnés qui travaillent de manière éthique à partir de matières premières de qualité et d'une manière respectueuse des conditions…

Pasino GRAND
Cultural place

Pasino GRAND

Aix en Provence

Aix-en-Provence's Pasino embodies the Partouche group's signature “entertainment for all” and brings the joys of gambling (access to games room for adults only not banned from gambling upon presentation of ID or a Players Plus card) together with a wide range of activities for the whole…

Antoine Vitez theater
Cultural place

Antoine Vitez theater

Aix en Provence

Théâtre Antoine Vitez hosts an annual themed schedule with fifteen professional companies, two amateur theatre festivals and university productions by theatre and music students. The essentially theatre-based schedule focuses on contemporary playwrights and designs. Alongside the Pratik Teatr…

Indies
Fashion / shopping

Indies

Aix en Provence

Women's ready-to-wear

Where to eat

Vintrépide
Food guide restaurant

Vintrépide

Aix en Provence

Market products and good wine.

Restaurant Les Inséparables
Food guide restaurant

Restaurant Les Inséparables

Aix en Provence

Christophe (Chef de cuisine/co-gérant) et Mathias (second de cuisine/associé) mettront 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…

Campanile Aix-en-Provence Sud - Pont de l'Arc - Gril
Cuisine de Provence

Campanile Aix-en-Provence Sud - Pont de l'Arc - Gril

Aix en Provence

Five minutes from the city centre, on the banks of the Arc river, enjoy the restaurant's tranquillity and traditional cuisine with unlimited buffets. The restaurant was renovated in March 2011.

L'Alcôve
Food guide restaurant

L'Alcôve

Aix en Provence

L'Alcôve serves regional, honest and homely dishes. The menu is updated on a regular basis to bring in seasonal produce. L'Alcôve is housed in a traditional Provencal building in the heart of Aix's old town. The restaurant will win you over with its delicious and beautifully presented dishes…

Bastide du Cours
Food guide restaurant

Bastide du Cours

Aix en Provence

Ideally located on Cours Mirabeau in the heart of Aix en Provence, La Bastide du Cours provides a wonderfully warm and relaxed setting. As for the food, our chef, Charly Valdez and his team invite you to travel....his creative cuisine is inspired by flavours from all over the world, blended with…

Le Contrepoint
Table 13

Le Contrepoint

Aix en Provence

Ici, l'atmosphère rock et tatouages montre qu'elle rime aussi avec gourmandise. L'ardoise connaît bien ses classiques (camembert rôti, canard à l'orange et cassolette d'andouillette) mais ne s'interdit pas les envies moins académiques : burger corse, croque-madame XL... En plus, tout est…

La Cantine
Food guide restaurant

La Cantine

Aix en Provence

Located between the Hôtel de Ville and the Palais de Justice, just two minutes from the Cours Mirabeau, la Cantine's menu features dishes from the South of France, served on the terrace or indoors, at either lunch or dinner. You will find fresh, seasonal produce from Provence, Corsica and Italy,…

Mickaël Féval
Food guide restaurant

Mickaël Féval

Aix en Provence

Nouveau décor "très chic" pour nouveau départ : formé aux plus grandes maisons françaises (Loiseau, Oger, Plaza Athénée...), Mickaël Féval, 40 ans, a repris l'ancien repaire gourmand du chef étoilé Pierre Reboul, parti pour d'autres aventures. Le chef a vite trouvé ses marques : son…

Brasserie Léopold
Food guide restaurant

Brasserie Léopold

Aix en Provence

Discover the Léopold brasserie, with its Provençal specialities and brasserie food. On the ground floor of Hôtel Saint Christophe, the brasserie has meeting rooms and offers study day and conference formulas. Wifi and audiovisual equipment available for customers.

Inspirations

The cicada

The cicada

The sun's rays are warming you through the pine trees, but you will not know if the summer is here until you hear THE CICADAS!

La Poutargue

La Poutargue

'Boutargue', an amber-coloured jewel fished on the shores of Martigues...

The soap

The soap

Tradition

'Savon de Marseille', how to tell the real from the fake

The Marseille Thriller Novel

The Marseille Thriller Novel

It was born in the mid-Nineties but originates from the city's infamous reputation since the early 20th century.