Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean

Aix-en-Provence - Cultural place

Closed for:Canceled or closed because of Covid-19

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.

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Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Address

    17 Rue Gaston de Saporta
    13100 Aix-en-Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 42 91 89 78
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Where to stay

La Maison de Sylvianne - N° 170962
Holiday rental

La Maison de Sylvianne - N° 170962

Aix-en-Provence

In the countryside of Aix-en-Provence, face to fields, but only 5km from the city center, in a quiet environment, the House of Sylvianne is an architect's house with private pool and garden. The gite is adjacent to the owner's house. Qualitative Provencal decoration. On one level, the gîte opens…

La Mule noire
Holiday rental

La Mule noire

Aix-en-Provence

Soyez les bienvenus au cœur du centre historique d'Aix-en-Provence. Vous êtes à moins d'une minute à pied du célèbre Cours Mirabeau, au calme absolu et pourtant dans un quartier très vivant avec ses cafés, ses restaurants, ses monuments et à quelques centaines de mètres du musée…

Arc Hôtel
Hotel

Arc Hôtel

Aix-en-Provence

The arc hotel offers you : private bar, swimming pool, air-conditioned, conference and seminar room with complete audiovisual equipment, car park, basement, garage. The 40 rooms are equipped with bathroom, tv and telephone. Open all year.

Aparthotel Adagio
Hotel

Aparthotel Adagio

Aix-en-Provence

The beautiful residence which combines style and comfort has a privilege location in the heart of the city. Pierre & Vacances City is situated nearby the great fountain "la Rotonde" and the famous Cours Mirabeau. At your disposal : laundrette, indoor car park on charge. Bar and restaurant close by.

Hôtel du Globe
Hotel

Hôtel du Globe

Aix-en-Provence

This hotel is situated in the centre of the old town, near by the "Therms". The style is modern, it's a comfortable and charm hotel. There is a terrace on the roof. Private garage. You may ask for avalaibility. No smoking etablishment

B&B Hôtel Aix-en-Provence Pont de l'Arc
Hotel

B&B Hôtel Aix-en-Provence Pont de l'Arc

Aix-en-Provence

Located in suburban areas, along the main highways, near the motorways interchanges and next to commercial and tourist areas with shopping centers and at walking distance of various types of restaurants

Le Juvenal - N° 4015
Holiday rental

Le Juvenal - N° 4015

Aix-en-Provence

Logement temporaire : transition professionnelle, formation, tourisme ... Appartement situé à 5 minutes de la Rotonde et à 3 minutes à pied des Allées Provençales connues pour leurs boutiques. Ce logement propose une cuisine ouverte, rénovée et équipée (lave-vaisselle, four à…

Cardinal
Hotel

Cardinal

Aix-en-Provence

Hôtel Cardinal, founded during the Age of Enlightenment, is one of these authentic places with spirit, history, some kind of magic. The 18th-century atmosphere of the rooms and suites blending old-time charm with modern amenities, such as the exquisite dining room serving traditional…

Petite Source
Holiday rental

Petite Source

Aix-en-Provence

Maison spacieuse de 220 m² disposant de 4 chambres avec lit bébé et chaise haute, salon séjour cuisine de 70m² sur 3000 m² végétation luxuriante piscine enterrée. Maison modulable en 6 places selon disponibilité. Bus à 200 m, commerces à 2 km - séjour + salon : 65 m² ( table…

Things to do

Pop-up shop Street Paul Bert
Fashion / shopping

Pop-up shop Street Paul Bert

Aix-en-Provence

Temporary shop.

Poterie Buffile
Craftsman / producer

Poterie Buffile

Aix-en-Provence

The Atelier Buffile was founded in Aix-en-Provence in 1945. We are continuing the regional tradition of faience-making. For three generations, creative work for galleries or architecture have always been accompanied by a tradition in tableware that has continued down the years with pure designs…

Philippe Faur
Shopping gourmand

Philippe Faur

Aix-en-Provence

All the ice creams are made using natural ingredients.

Mademoiselle Louise
Fashion / shopping

Mademoiselle Louise

Aix-en-Provence

Women's ready-to-wear.

Bijouterie Abonnenc
Craftsman / producer

Bijouterie Abonnenc

Aix-en-Provence

Makers of costume and fine jewellery, Abonnenc is a family firm where skills are passed on from generation to generation. The craft jewellers' store is in the old town centre of Aix-en-Provence, a few steps away from Cours Mirabeau and 200 metres from the Rotonde car park. At the workshop we…

Les Trésors du Capricorne
Craftsman / producer

Les Trésors du Capricorne

Aix-en-Provence

Located in the historical center, right in the Passage Agard, the shop offers handcrafted products "handmade" based on natural raw materials, and for the most of them made by artisans Madagascar, the ancestral know-how (tote bags, hats, scarves, tablecloths, jewelry, and other accessories).

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

L'Ouvre-Boîte
Cultural place

L'Ouvre-Boîte

Aix-en-Provence

L'Ouvre-Boîte c'est surtout un lieu d'artistes, géré par des artistes, avec la participation espérée du public, de sympathisants, de bénévoles. Avant tout, on y fabrique des spectacles. On peut y être accueilli en résidence de création. On peut y voir des répétitions ouvertes.…

Atelier Luinwé
Craftsman / producer

Atelier Luinwé

Aix-en-Provence

In the centre of Aix-en-Provence, Atelier Luinwé is a jeweller's, a design centre and exhibition space. All the jewellery on display is unique, hand-made in silver, and hallmarked.

Where to eat

Naruto
Food guide restaurant

Naruto

Aix-en-Provence

Naruto restaurant serves many sushis, tempuras and yakitoris, prepared with care by our Japanese chef. You will also find okonomiyaki, donburi and ramen, and many original home-made desserts.

La Tradizionale
Restaurants à emporter

La Tradizionale

Aix-en-Provence

Italian cooking

Maison Mignon à Aix
Restaurants à emporter

Maison Mignon à Aix

Aix-en-Provence

Maison Mignon in Aix invites diners to enjoy traditional waffles and pancakes made using family recipes that have been a closely guarded secret for generations! The pancakes, waffles, chocolate, salted caramel and whipped cream are all made on the premises. The team gives pride of place to…

Niro
Food guide restaurant

Niro

Aix-en-Provence

Le Bar A Mets is a modern and social setting that has a brasserie, wine and tapas bar feel. The Mazzia brothers wanted to open a bar with local roots and direct links with local producers and artisans. Pointe-Noire, in tribute to their native town in the Congo, is a minimalist monochrome…

Bangkok
Restaurants à emporter

Bangkok

Aix-en-Provence

Traditional Thai restaurant.

Le Patio
Cuisine de Provence

Le Patio

Aix-en-Provence

Le Patio is a lovely eatery serving Mediterranean dishes with honest flavours. An Italian courtyard, vintage feel, covered or al fresco dining, where the laundry has just dried...In the dining room, a social communal table or more private armchairs... On the walls, large blackboards present the…

Chez Laurette
Cuisine de Provence

Chez Laurette

Aix-en-Provence

Provençal and Mediterranean specialities (tajines).

La Brocherie
Cuisine de Provence

La Brocherie

Aix-en-Provence

With a magnificent fireplace, La Brocherie restaurant serves lunchtime and evening formulas, unlimited starter buffets and many wood-fire grilled dishes.

Chez Nine
Cuisine de Provence

Chez Nine

Aix-en-Provence

Italian cuisine (pasta, carpaccio, meat dishes).