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.

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

Where to stay

Boutique Hôtel Cézanne
Hotel

Boutique Hôtel Cézanne

Aix-en-Provence

With 55 spacious guest rooms and in a prime location, this hotel has all the hallmarks of a large family home in the heart of the city. With understated elegance and typical architecture, it is located in a quiet street. It offers you a choice of double, twin and triple rooms. Each of them has…

Flobelle - Bastide de la Traverse
Holiday rental

Flobelle - Bastide de la Traverse

Aix-en-Provence

Situé en rez-de-jardin, ce charmant petit appartement de 35m² vous accueille avec le soleil l’hiver, et la fraicheur l’été ! Cet appartement comprend une chambre-séjour avec un lit de 2 personnes (140cm), une cuisine équipée (plaque de cuisson à induction, lave-linge, micro-onde,…

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,…

La Sauveté
B&B

La Sauveté

Aix-en-Provence

Fabienne and Christian welcome you close to the city center in the countryside, in a friendly and typical place with the colors of Provence. You will haveyour breakfast on the large terrace overlooking the garden or in the porch following the season. 2 bedrooms with private entrance are…

Maison Dauphine
Holiday rental

Maison Dauphine

Aix-en-Provence

There's lots happening at Maison Dauphine in Aix-en-Provence. Premium accommodation with a bespoke concierge service, a "boutique" and "online" art gallery, Aix showroom for Le Grand Siècle's panoramic wallpapers and decorative wallpaper. You can stay in one of three apartments designed by…

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…

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…

Le Mazet
Holiday rental

Le Mazet

Aix-en-Provence

Décoration soignée. Pièce principale avec 1 canapé lit bateau /2 pers (2X80X190), kitchenette et espace nuit avec 1 lit/2 pers. Salle d'eau avec WC. Terrasse donnant sur 1 jardinet de 70 m² avec mobilier de jardin. Barbecue. Stationnement intérieur clos avec portail automatique. Connexion…

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…

Things to do

La feuille d'or
Craftsman / producer

La feuille d'or

Aix-en-Provence

A graduate of the Ecole du Louvre and with a 20 years gilding experience, Anne Ponsin has set up her studio in the heart of Aix-en-Provence for the sale and restoration of gilded wood. Her work consists in curative care and reconstruction of damaged parts, to restore objects altered by time.…

Aixprit vélo

Aixprit vélo

Aix-en-Provence

Aixprit Vélo provides mountain bikes, all-terrain bikes, electric bikes, road bikes (ultra-light carbon) and tandems for hire from 3 Euros per hour. Ages 8 and over (Kids Friendly). Delivery upon request. Organisation of group hikes and rides, mountain bike trails for all levels of expertise…

Les Vignerons d'Aix-en-Provence
Craftsman / producer

Les Vignerons d'Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence

A few kilometers from the Cours Mirabeau , the Granet Vignerons’ cooperative cellar is located in the Aix-en-Provence district, close to François Marius Granet mansion.

La Fabrique à pain
Shopping gourmand

La Fabrique à pain

Aix-en-Provence

Organic bakery shop

Kitch
Fashion / shopping

Kitch

Aix-en-Provence

La boutique Kitch est une institution aixoise située au coeur de la ville, à deux pas de la place Richelme. La décoration atypique et moderne met en évidence le travail de nombreux créateurs dont la liste évolue au fil des saisons. Le conseil très personnalisé de l'équipe vous permettra…

Aix & Co
Fashion / shopping

Aix & Co

Aix-en-Provence

Le concept store propose également des ateliers divers et variés pour développer sa créativité. Mais Aix & Co c'est avant tout un endroit où on aime partager, discuter et diffuser un positivisme contagieux. Laëtitia Macquin, à l'initiative du projet met un point d'honneur à vous faire…

Atelier des potiers
Craftsman / producer

Atelier des potiers

Aix-en-Provence

For beginners, experts, extroverts, introverts, artists, perfectionists or casual passers-by, the workshop welcomes visitors all the year round. Here, working with clay revives childhood dreams and opens the way towards creativity or just a relaxing break. Beginners, rest assured! You'll…

Meubles Martellotto
Craftsman / producer

Meubles Martellotto

Aix-en-Provence

Maker of Provençal furniture in all styles (solid walnut, cherry), all art work. Workshop open to visitors by appointment.

Cezanne's studio
Cultural place

Cezanne's studio

Aix-en-Provence

On 1st September 1902, Cezanne gradually settled into his large country studio. He worked there every day during the last four years of his life. All of Cézanne's admirers are well aware that this is where you can feel the painter's presence most strongly. It is here, on the Lauves hill,…

Where to eat

Club sandwiches
Restaurants à emporter

Club sandwiches

Aix-en-Provence

Original and delicious specialities of the Club sandwiches, pastas, soups, home-made desserts

Le Green spot
Restaurants à emporter

Le Green spot

Aix-en-Provence

Le Green spot is a traditional restaurant where all the dishes are prepared with products from organic farming Bio & Co stores Vegan, vegetarian or even omnivore, everyone can find a meal to his liking, with the assurance of a healthy meal.

Kiwa Sushi
Restaurants à emporter

Kiwa Sushi

Aix-en-Provence

Japanese specialities to eat in or take away. Fresh produce guaranteed, experience of a renowned Japanese chef.

Izumi
Restaurants à emporter

Izumi

Aix-en-Provence

Izumi is a restaurant offering traditional Japanese cuisine in a simple and family setting in the Aix-en-Provence downtown. The restaurant accepts reservations.

Simply food
Restaurants à emporter

Simply food

Aix-en-Provence

Simply food Aix Rotonde is in the heart of Aix-en-Provence. It's the ultimate lunch break. The food is fresh, healthy and delicious and most of the carbs and vegetables are organic. AOP label produce such as cheese (ash goat's cheese, Brie de Meaux, mozzarella, provolone) and Puy lentils.…

Le Jasmin
Restaurants à emporter

Le Jasmin

Aix-en-Provence

Located in Aix-en-Provence's historic centre, Le Jasmin has been inviting diners to discover Persian cuisine for over thirty years. There are many specialities on the menu at this little local treasure, like salmon with saffron and lemon, leg of lamb encased in minced beef, or veal fricassee…

La crep'sautiere
Restaurants à emporter

La crep'sautiere

Aix-en-Provence

La Crêperie is a former oil mill from the 16th century. Our specialities include 75 crepes, raclette and mixed salads, as well as a selection of ciders, with musical background. Non-smoking restaurant.

Drôle d'Endroit
Food guide restaurant

Drôle d'Endroit

Aix-en-Provence

The Drôle d'Endroit restaurant serves inventive, healthy, delicious meals every day, created using seasonal produce from the market. As far as possible we use local and organic ingredients. In the evening we offer generous dishes from EUR15 to EUR22, accompanied by a wide choice of wines.…

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.