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

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    17 rue Gaston de Saporta
    13100 Aix en Provence

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    • 04 42 91 89 78
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Where to stay

Le Pigonnet
Hotel

Le Pigonnet

Aix en Provence

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Novotel Aix Beaumanoir
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Novotel Aix Beaumanoir

Aix en Provence

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Campanile Aix Jas de Bouffan
Hotel

Campanile Aix Jas de Bouffan

Aix en Provence

Located at the west of aix, near by the foundation Vasarely. 60 rooms with double bed or twin bed.

Le Prieuré
Hotel

Le Prieuré

Aix en Provence

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

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Hotel

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

Aix en Provence

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Resort

Atrium d'Anaïte (L')

Aix en Provence

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La Maison D'aix
B&B

La Maison D'aix

Aix en Provence

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Villa Gallici
Hotel

Villa Gallici

Aix en Provence

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Hotel

Novotel Aix-en-Provence Pont de l'Arc Fenouillères

Aix en Provence

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Things to do

Les Passagers Aix - Espace éphémère
Fashion / shopping

Les Passagers Aix - Espace éphémère

Aix en Provence

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Cultural place

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Aix en Provence

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Fashion / shopping

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Aix en Provence

Leather good shop.

Maison Brémond 1830
Fashion / shopping

Maison Brémond 1830

Aix en Provence

Provencal products

Atelier RVB
Craftsman

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Aix en Provence

Photographer.

First (homme)
Fashion / shopping

First (homme)

Aix en Provence

Ready-to-wear for women, and ready-to-wear for men. Shoe store.

Souleiado
Fashion / shopping

Souleiado

Aix en Provence

Prêt-à-porter féminin, masculin et enfant de style provençal. Également vente d'accessoires, de linge de maison, d'art de la table et de parfums.

Espace Jeunesse theater
Cultural place

Espace Jeunesse theater

Aix en Provence

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Cultural place

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Where to eat

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Food guide restaurant

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Le Poivre d'Ane
Food guide restaurant

Le Poivre d'Ane

Aix en Provence

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Food guide restaurant

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Aix en Provence

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Pierre Reboul
Food guide restaurant

Pierre Reboul

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La Cantine
Food guide restaurant

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Aix en Provence

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Cuisine de Provence

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Food guide restaurant

La Table du Pigonnet

Aix en Provence

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Le Mas d'Entremont
Food guide restaurant

Le Mas d'Entremont

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Table 13

Le Contrepoint

Aix en Provence

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Inspirations

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La pétanque

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Terroir

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