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

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    • 04 42 91 89 78
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Where to stay

Villa Jeannette
Holiday rental

Villa Jeannette

Aix en Provence

Let yourself be carried away by the charm of this unique century-old town house, classified 4 * furnished tourism, in hidden in lush greenery, at the bottom of the large landscaped garden and away from the noise of the city yet so close... Imagine diving in the turquoise water of the pool or…

Paul
Hotel

Paul

Aix en Provence

A comfortable hotel situated in town, 150 m away from the spa, from the Palais des festivals and from the picturesque "old aix". A shaded garden for your leisure. Car park "pasteur" 50 metres away. No pets.

Bastide Sainte-Marie
Holiday rental

Bastide Sainte-Marie

Aix en Provence

On the heights of Aix-en-Provence, with a magnificent view on the city of Aix-en-Provence and the surrounding hills, bastide of XVIIIth century on 4000 m² land. Private pool overlooking the mount Sainte Victoire.On the ground floor: dining room with high ceiling and stucco decorations.Fully…

La Maison D'aix
B&B

La Maison D'aix

Aix en Provence

La Maison d'Aix : one time there was a private mansion in the heart of Aix-en-Provence replete with refinement, elegance and charm. Restoring life to this private mansion, in which the spirit of the enigmatic Henriette Reboul still drifts, is the challenge which architect Laura Juhen and Louis…

Saint-Christophe
Hotel

Saint-Christophe

Aix en Provence

The Hotel Saint-Christophe is ideally located opposite the Rotonde fountain, at the entrance to the pedestrian historic center, less than 50 meters from the Tourist Office and a stone's throw from Cours Mirabeau, museums, Provencal markets and the Grand Théâtre de Provence. In an Art Deco…

Hôtel Cézanne
Hotel

Hôtel Cézanne

Aix en Provence

Ancient mansion fully renovated in 2008, first "boutique hotel" in Aix en Provence. The hotel is situated in the most enthralling part of the city center. Upon your arrival our team will welcome you with their great dynamism. As soon as your booking is confirmed our E-Concierge will contact you…

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).

Le Prieuré
Hotel

Le Prieuré

Aix en Provence

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

Hôtel de France
Hotel

Hôtel de France

Aix en Provence

In the heart of Aix en Provence, the "Hotel de France" will offer you all the enjoyments of an old charming place ideally located in the historic center of the city. At less than 50 meters of the famous Rotunda's fountain, in a parrallel street of the famous "Cours Mirabeau", you will be able to…

Things to do

Insane shop
Fashion / shopping

Insane shop

Aix en Provence

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

Atelier RVB
Craftsman

Atelier RVB

Aix en Provence

Photographer.

CINK - Décoration d'intérieur
Fashion / shopping

CINK - Décoration d'intérieur

Aix en Provence

CINK shop is dedicated to the world of decoration and gift. Here you will find furniture, linens, curtains, crockery, and outdoor furniture.

O Shannon
Bar / café

O Shannon

Aix en Provence

Irish pub

Longchamp
Fashion / shopping

Longchamp

Aix en Provence

Leather good shop.

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.

Planétarium Peiresc
Family recreation

Planétarium Peiresc

Aix en Provence

The Peiresc planetarium is located near the gorgeous Saint Mitre Park, in the west part of the city. The planetarium offers to visitors a complete set of learning experiences including and not limited to Astronomy, Astrophysics and Earth Science. Our team will guide you through a 8 meters dome…

V2G - Valentin 2e génération
Fashion / shopping

V2G - Valentin 2e génération

Aix en Provence

Ready-to-wear for men (Christian Lacroix, Daniel Hechter, Aeronautica Militare, Etiqueta negra).

Sessun
Fashion / shopping

Sessun

Aix en Provence

Ready-to-wear for women

Where to eat

Le Saint-Estève
Food guide restaurant

Le Saint-Estève

Le Tholonet

In the homeland of Paul Cézanne, at the end of a charming country lane that winds down to the foot of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, Mathias Dadine has stepped into the kitchen of a brand new luxury hotel complex, the Lodges Sainte-Victoire. Using a range of seasonal products, this chef – a…

Les Deux Garçons
Food guide restaurant

Les Deux Garçons

Aix en Provence

Les Deux Garçons Brasserie, in the unique consular setting period of the Hotel De Gantes, is named in memory of the two waiters who had bought it in 1840 . It holds the memory of many past celebrities such as Raimu , Jouvet, Mistinguett , Churchill, Sartre , Picasso, Piaf, Cendrars , Trenet ,…

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.

Les caves Henri IV by Le Formal
Food guide restaurant

Les caves Henri IV by Le Formal

Aix en Provence

Despite the extreme discretion of this very refined and hidden-away eatery in Rue Espariat, Jean-Luc Le Formal's reputation went beyond the 15th-century arches of this artist's studio many years back. A colourist of flavours and alchemist of sauces, Jean-Luc juggles cleverly with his produce and…

Café Le Verdun
Food guide restaurant

Café Le Verdun

Aix en Provence

Traditional brasserie food with a Provençal flavour: Monkfish stew ("bourride"), meat stew, aioli, red mullet fillet with tapenade, leg of lamb, steak tartare.

La Tomate verte
Food guide restaurant

La Tomate verte

Aix en Provence

This is a bistro as it ought to be: quick midday deals for busy workers and a more elaborate evening menu for those who wish to truly savour their food. Everyone, however, can enjoy fresh, seasonal produce as part of a menu that changes according to the whims of the local market and which still…

Pierre Reboul
Food guide restaurant

Pierre Reboul

Aix en Provence

Michelin starred chef Pierre Reboul has left his gourmet restaurant in the center of Aix-en-Provence to open a new one in the heart of the Château La Pioline in a cozy and modern atmosphere. His peculiar cuisine and the best fresh seasonal products from the region and elsewhere.

Fanny's
Cuisine de Provence

Fanny's

Aix en Provence

This little Aix restaurant paints a pretty picture, with its bold red front window and its two dashing young owners. One's first impressions are confirmed with a glance at the menu: simple produce (freshly baked bread, local vegetables from a favourite farmer), seasonal dishes, mixed salads,…

La Chimère Café
Cuisine de Provence

La Chimère Café

Aix en Provence

The Chef offers homemade cuisine that revisits traditional cuisine. In addition to the menu and daily suggestions, La Chimère offers a vegetarian and vegan choice. The menu is renewed regularly according to seasons and arrivals. The restaurant is located in the former artisans' quarter and a…

Inspirations

The Sun

The Sun

Sunshine, one of the fundamentals of life in the South…

The Olive

The Olive

Terroir

Olive oil, olive soap and olives with herbs… A fruit you can't do without!

The MEDITERRANEAN SEA

The MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Lifestyle

When we talk about the South of France, what's the first thing we think of? The MEDITERRANEAN SEA! (and the sun of course – it's all part of the package).

La pétanque

La pétanque

This sport (yes, Pétanque is a sport, but we'll talk about that later) is an intrinsic part of life in Marseille and has been from generation to generation!

Every quarter has its own boules court and/or boules association, including, of course, a watering hole...