Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean

Aix-en-Provence - Cultural place

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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  • Car park

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Address

    17 Rue Gaston de Saporta
    13100 Aix-en-Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 42 91 89 78
  • Website

Where to stay

Hôtel Rotonde
Hotel

Hôtel Rotonde

Aix-en-Provence

The Rotonde hotel has a very good location in the city centre of Aix-en-Provence , near the famous " Cours Mirabeau" and the bus station. 41 air conditioned standard, comfort, de luxe and family rooms. Comfortable hotel bar and free parking according to availabilities and without reservation.

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…

Romarins - Bastide de la Traverse
Holiday rental

Romarins - Bastide de la Traverse

Aix-en-Provence

Appartement lumineux aux hauts plafonds, au 3ème étage de la Bastide de la Traverse. Composé d'une chambre avec un lit double, un séjour avec canapé et grand dressing, une cuisine équipée, une salle de bain avec douche, lave-linge et WC. Depuis le jardin vous attend une belle vue d’Aix.

RESIDENCE ODALYS CAMPUS LE THOLONET
Hotel

RESIDENCE ODALYS CAMPUS LE THOLONET

Le Tholonet

Nice residence with studio for 1 or 2 people. Located south of Aix en Pce, 10mn drive, or by public bus during the day. Studios are equipped with kitchen, bathroom, and TV. Internet access with cable. Fitness room inside the residence.

Brit Hotel Moulin de la Pioline
Hotel

Brit Hotel Moulin de la Pioline

Aix-en-Provence

Located in Les Milles, Hotel du Moulin de la Pioline is 5 km from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. the 35 rooms feature a carpeted floor, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a desk. Each room also includes a private bathroom with a shower and a bath. You can alos anjouy a good…

La Paillere
Holiday rental

La Paillere

Le Tholonet

Dans un cadre enchanteur, en bordure de l'exceptionnelle route Cézanne, au calme à seulement 3 km d'Aix en Provence : studios et T1 à louer (Meublé de tourisme 3 étoiles).

Hôtel des Augustins
Hotel

Hôtel des Augustins

Aix-en-Provence

Just a few yards away from Cours Mirabeau, near the museums, theatres, shops and restaurants, the 3-star Hotel des Augustins is a site filled with history, combining modernity and serenity at the heart of Aix-en-Provence. The lobby (a converted 15th century chapel) and the 28 comfortable rooms…

Le Vieux Moulin
Holiday rental

Le Vieux Moulin

Le Tholonet

Endroit très calme et plein de charme, situé au bord de la rivière face aux vignobles de Château Simone (AOC Palette). La Maison est un ancien moulin à eau qui a été construit sous François 1er en 1510. Au fil des siècles le moulin a été modernisé et la bâtisse a été agrandie…

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…

Things to do

Bastide du Jas de Bouffan
Cultural place

Bastide du Jas de Bouffan

Aix-en-Provence

The Bastide is closed for refurbishment. For lovers of Cezanne in France and around the world, as well as for the residents of Aix and Provence, the Jas de Bouffan estate, never before opened to the general public, is a fascinating attraction, a place which retains an aura of mystique despite…

Saint-Sauveur cathedral
Cultural place

Saint-Sauveur cathedral

Aix-en-Provence

The cathedral was built on the site of a temple to Apollo, so the legend goes, between the 5th to the 18th century. The variety of its architecture is immediately visible on its frontage: to the right, or south, the 12th-century Romanesque gate adjoins a Roman wall, while to the left (north),…

Old Town
Cultural place

Old Town

Aix-en-Provence

During your stay in Aix en Provence you will be invited to travel in time. Your steps will take you to an outstanding architectural and cultural heritage. Keep your eyes open: the city's treasures can be seen at every crossroads. To the north of the city, Bourg Saint Sauveur occupies the site…

First (femme)
Souvenirs shopping

First (femme)

Aix-en-Provence

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

Granet XXe, collection Jean Planque
Cultural place

Granet XXe, collection Jean Planque

Aix-en-Provence

⚠ ⚠ Due to Coronavirus, the site is closed for an unlimited duration. 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…

Pellegrin et Fils Joaillers en Provence depuis 1840 - Saint Honoré
Craftsman / producer

Pellegrin et Fils Joaillers en Provence depuis 1840 - Saint Honoré

Aix-en-Provence

Jewelry store for more than 180 years.

Adams
Nautical leisure

Adams

Aix-en-Provence

Permanence au local le vendredi soir à 19h45 Entraînement à la piscine du Centre Universitaire 35, av. Jules Ferry le jeudi de 20h à 21h30. Sorties en mer toute l'année. Formation, exploration, baptême. L'association possède son propre bateau, l'ADAMSIA, basé au port de…

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.

Le Secret Des Amants
Craftsman / producer

Le Secret Des Amants

Aix-en-Provence

The vineyards are situated: ➜ For VDF and IPG Oc wines: in the Languedoc wine region on La Malepère lands in the western Aude area, along the Minervoise road. ➜ For Méditerranée PGI and Coteau d’Aix en Provence PDO wines: at the heart of Provence between the Alpilles, Lubéron and…

Where to eat

La Case Créole
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La Case Créole

Aix-en-Provence

Specialities from Madagascar and Reunion Island

Toinou
Restaurants à emporter

Toinou

Aix-en-Provence

48-space customer car park, take-away service, Internet orders, home delivery. Eat-in dining room

L'Atelier des saisons
Restaurants à emporter

L'Atelier des saisons

Aix-en-Provence

Located in the passage Agard between Le Cours Mirabeau and La Place des Prêcheurs, in a magical historic place, discover "L'Atelier des Saisons", a beautiful contemporary salad bar that offers quality and seasonal products, and 100% homemade cooking. For the salads, a wide choice of bases is…

Healthy food
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Healthy food

Aix-en-Provence

Healthy Food is fast, good and healthy food. Terrace or take away, enjoy dishes and delicious homemade desserts, for a healthy body and a satisfied appetite.

Pizza Capri
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Pizza Capri

Aix-en-Provence

Pizza, paninis and foccacia to take away. Two other sales points in the city centre: - 1 rue Fabrot, 04 42 38 55 43 - 48-50 place Richelme, 04 42 21 49 01 Home delivery service with Deliveroo until 11pm.

Chez Hanson
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Chez Hanson

Aix-en-Provence

Traditional Vietnamese restaurant proposing healthy tofu-based vegetarian and vegan dishes. Really friendly atmosphere and very reasonable prices. The restaurant can tailor for groups and various events like weddings, birthdays, etc.

La crep'sautiere
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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.

Restaurant Les Inséparables
Food guide restaurant

Restaurant Les Inséparables

Aix-en-Provence

Mathieu (Responsable de salle et co-gérant) quant à lui sera là pour vous accueillir et tout faire pour que le moment passé avec l‘équipe “Les Inséparables” ne soit que plaisir. Christophe, Mathias et Mathieu partagent cette envie d'être acteur pour la planète et privilégient…

Chez Bodus
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Chez Bodus

Aix-en-Provence

Chez Bodus is situated close to Place Prêcheurs, Place Verdun and the Cours Mirabeau. The burger bar specialises in Aubrac meat (a French breed). It can be enjoyed minced in a burger or finely sliced in a tray with French fries and salad. The burger buns are made by an artisan baker and the…