Aix-en-Provence - Cultural place
Architectonic centre in Aix-en-Provence, listed as a historic monument.
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of op art inside a lumino-kinetic building, designed and financed by Victor Vasarely.
On the ground floor are 16 modules with a hexagonal base, linked together like a gigantic construction game, including 42 monumental architectural units and 2 sculptures. The works are made of anodized metal, tapestry, ceramics, enamel and silkscreen-printed glass. They result from a fruitful collaboration between the artist, the architects and companies with the aim of creating a multi-coloured city of happiness.
On the first floor, an area called "Vasarely Plasticien" ("Vasarely Plastic Artist") includes a visit and cultural mediation elements, giving visitors the chance to explore the artist's world, from his beginnings as a graphic designer to his work on monumental units, with almost 200 original works and documents.
Temporary exhibitions, workshops, concerts, conferences, plus cultural mediation activities with workshops for children, families and adults are regular features of the Foundation program all through the year.
The cultural mediation service can also organize birthday parties for your children and introduce them to the site during a visit and a creative workshop.
Facilities for disabled people: all the rooms are accessible to people with reduced mobility.
▶ Booklets in 24 other languages available for consultation
▶ Booklets in Braille for blind or visually impaired visitors
- Accès internet
- Accessible pour handicapés
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Where to stay
LA BASTIDE HZ - N° 3641
A charming 4-star flat located 5 km away from the town centre with 2 parking places. This attractively decorated 2-room flat for two people is in a peaceful 18th century country house with a view over a park. The 45m² flat is on the first floor and faces west. It features a light-filled…
La Maison de Sylvianne - N° 170962
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
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…
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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…
Arc en Ciel
Enjoy a stay at a traditional family campsite, with no rented accommodation, for one night or a longer stay so you can visit Aix-en-Provence and the region. The campsite is 2 km from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. There are 55 campsite pitches in the sunshine or the shade for caravans, tents…
Negrecoste Hotel & Spa
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…
Brit Hotel Moulin de la Pioline
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…
Things to do
California Bliss is a new boutique concept about Frozen Yogurts. Made from 0 % fat yogurt and skim milk, frozen yogurt California Bliss can be enjoyed without moderation. Creamy but light at the same time, these recipes are available in six flavors. California Bliss asked Chief Ronan…
Saint John Perse Foundation
The Saint John Perse Foundation conserves and exhibits the collections bequeathed to the city of Aix en Provence in 1975 by the poet who was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1960. Alexis Leger, a leading European diplomat, was born in Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe, in 1887 and died…
Antoine Vitez theater
Théâtre Antoine Vitez hosts an annual themed schedule with fifteen professional companies, two amateur theatre festivals and university productions by theatre and music students. The essentially theatre-based schedule focuses on contemporary playwrights and designs. Alongside the Pratik…
Aixprit Vélo provides mountain bikes, all-terrain bikes, electric bikes, road bikes (ultra-light carbon) and tandems for hire from 3 Euros per hour. Ages 8 and over (Kids Friendly). Delivery upon request. Organisation of group hikes and rides, mountain bike trails for all levels of expertise…
The Pasino GRAND is also an ideal venue for all your events! The casino has a brand-new atmosphere – powerful, captivating and filled with light – combining chic, elegant and modern styles with golden textures and colours. Welcome to Pasino 2.0 for a unique, immersive and interactive…
Bastide is an age-old brand from Aix-en-Provence that's been around for over 25 years. It makes and sells a range of perfume, toiletries and home fragrances. All its products are made using natural ingredients with 100% non-toxic formulas. Bastide strives to promote local expertise by having…
Where to eat
Papilles by Laurane is a new kind of eatery near La Rotonde where you have breakfast, lunch and snacks from 8am to 7pm with fresh produce cooked in-house. It turns into a tea room in the afternoon with homemade desserts concocted by the pastry chef to suit his mood using fruit from the Aix…
Mana is run by a team of 7 coffee and food lovers who are all about serving quality coffee and fresh, healthy homemade dishes. Chefs in the kitchen are bursting with exciting ideas to bring you colourful seasonal dishes. There's something for everyone: vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. Let's…
Caumont Café, on the ground floor of Caumont Art Center, allows you total immersion in the 18nth century. For a quiet lunch or pastry in the afternoon, the Café Caumont and its terrace overlooking the French gardens offer a delightful interlude in the heart of the Mazarin district . You…
Naya is a Korean restaurant, grocery shop and catering service in Aix-en-Provence city centre, just a short walk from the Rotonde and the Cours Mirabeau. The restaurant offers a delicious menu of cooked Korean dishes, all prepared with fresh produce. Savoury dishes include the traditional…