Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean

Aix en Provence - Cultural place

The Estienne de Saint-Jean private mansion, which become the museum of old Aix in 1932, is the town's history museum.

The museum was founded by Marie d'Estienne de Saint-Jean. The collections created thanks to her numerous donations retrace the history and traditions of Aix-en-Provence.

The collections, made up of furniture, earthenware, traditional figurines, objects from craft guilds and puppets from the talking nativity scene, a popular 19th century show, give us a real insight into the life of Aix's inhabitants.

Some rare pieces can be discovered, such as the screen from the Corpus Christi procession, which evokes a very old tradition celebrated for many years, a modello by G. B. Gaulli, a model of his project for the baptistery of Saint Peter's in Rome, an exceptional piece of 17th century Italian art, or the 'Annunciation' by Barthélémy d'Eyck (one of the painters of the Roy René), a central panel of a 15th century triptych, the other two panels of which can be seen at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam or at the Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium.

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Contact

    17 rue Gaston de Saporta
    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 42 91 89 78
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Nearby

  1. L'Olympe ADIJ

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  2. La Bastide du Roy René

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  3. Arc en Ciel

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  4. Le Vieux Moulin

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Where to stay

Villa Rose Provence
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Villa Rose Provence

Aix en Provence

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Les Arnauds
B&B

Les Arnauds

Aix en Provence

Passez votre séjour en chambre d'hôtes au Sein d'ONU typique mas provençal dans la campagne d'Aix-en-Provence. Venez profiter du soleil et des produits du jardin. Profitez des plus belles balades de Provence.

Villa Jeannette
Holiday rental

Villa Jeannette

Aix en Provence

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Le Mas d'Entremont
Hotel

Le Mas d'Entremont

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La Rose Tremiere
Holiday rental

La Rose Tremiere

Aix en Provence

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Grand Hôtel Negre Coste
Hotel

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Aix en Provence

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Arc en Ciel
Campsite

Arc en Ciel

Aix en Provence

Situated just outside the city of Aix-en-Provence, this campsite is a peaceful campsite with 50 places, offering enough shadow and comfort. The campsite offers regular sites for tents and caravans, but also sites with additional comfort and extra comfort, and sites for camping cars. Two…

Ibis Styles Aix-en-Provence Mas des Oliviers
Hotel

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Mme Marion Julien - La Campagne
B&B

Mme Marion Julien - La Campagne

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Things to do

Mademoiselle Socialite
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Mademoiselle Socialite

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Thibault Chappe Photographie
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Occadeco - Location de vélos
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Occadeco - Location de vélos

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Occadeco is a large shop specialised in bric-à-brac and second-hand objects, located just next to the Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office. This was the first establishment to rent out bicycles in Aix, and cycling fans continue to benefit from a choice of all-terrain and hybrid bicycles rented out…

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Cultural place

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