Vasarely Foundation

Aix en Provence - Museum

Inaugurated in 1976, the architectonic center of Aix-en-Provence reflects the essence of Vasarely’s mission. Designed as a place of exchange, experiments and new encounters, this multi-disciplinary “laboratory” would bring together plastic arts, architecture, new technologies, chemistry, and other disciplines. The “cité polychrome du bonheur” (“polychromatic city of happiness”) was born.

Designed by Vasarely in collaboration with architects Jean Sonnier,
Dominique Ronsseray and Claude Pradel-Lebar, the 5,000 sq. meter
building is an example of the very same urban design which the Foundation seeks to promote.

Sixteen hexagon-based modules are embedded in a gigantic building
using technology and materials endorsed by modern art movements.
The honeycomb structure presents various models of the integration
of plastic arts and architecture, using optical art as its common
ground.

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Where to stay

Ibis Styles Aix-en-Provence Mas des Oliviers
Hotel

Ibis Styles Aix-en-Provence Mas des Oliviers

Aix en Provence

Located west Aix, 10mn drive to city center. Open 24h/24h. 63 air conditioned rooms with view on the garden. Free closed parking. The restaurant "Le Mas des Oliviers" is air conditioned and there is a shaded outside where you eat a good provençal meal. If you drink a bottle of wine, we offer…

Sur Les Toits Du Vieil Aix
Holiday rental

Sur Les Toits Du Vieil Aix

Aix en Provence

Appartement climatisé en duplex. Séjour/salon. Cuisine américaine équipée. A l'étage : 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers (160x200). 1 SdB avec douche et baignoire. 1 WC indépendant. 2 terrasses de 4 et 7 m² avec mobilier de jardin. Accès internet. Stationnement public à proximité.

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.

Villa Rose Provence
B&B

Villa Rose Provence

Aix en Provence

Located in Aix-en-Provence, 3.7 km from Cours Mirabeau, Villa Rose En Provence features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. All rooms have private bathroom, and kettle. Villa Rose En Provence features free WiFi .

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…

L'Olympe ADIJ
Hotel

L'Olympe ADIJ

Aix en Provence

This small hotel is located south, near the exit of the Pont de l'Arc, a few steps from CREPS. Parking, rooms with shower and toilet, telephone. The restaurant offers three buffets for a full meal. The hotel is not near the center, it requires a car for evenings in town.

Hôtel des Augustins
Hotel

Hôtel des Augustins

Aix en Provence

In Aix, the well-known spa and centre of the arts, you want to be at the heart of it all ! Just what's offered by the Hotel des Augustins, at the corner of the famous Cours Mirabeau and rue de la Masse, within the walls of an ancient convent, it is a happy blend of history, architecture and…

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

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

Aix en Provence

Located south, at 5mn drive from city center, nearby exit / entrance of the motorway to join Marseille, Nice, Avignon. The hotel has been completely renovated in 2012, with 119 rooms in a pleasant and quiet setting, close to the river of the Arc. Every room has flat screen TV and free wifi. The…

Château de la Pioline
Hotel

Château de la Pioline

Aix en Provence

Our hotel is surrounded by a green and shaded park of 4 acres, with a free private car-park, a 24/24 reception desk and concierge. The Castle building dates back of 16th century and has been fully renovated in 2011 and propose a full respect of the historic place but blended with a contemporary…

Things to do

Corpace Joaillerie
Fashion

Corpace Joaillerie

Aix en Provence

Jewelry

Mademoiselle Cha
Fashion

Mademoiselle Cha

Aix en Provence

Mademoiselle Cha est connue pour sa sélection pointue de créateurs. Elle prend soin de choisir des pièces qu'on ne trouve pas partout pour que ses clientes aient l'impression d'avoir une garde-robe unique. Parmi les grands comme Samsoe Samsoe et Antik Batik, on trouve les créations des…

Humeur vagabonde - Lionel Marchese
Low mountain guide

Humeur vagabonde - Lionel Marchese

Aix en Provence

Humeur vagabonde vous propose d'organiser vos randonnées pédestres. Que vous soyez seul, en famille ou en groupe, contemplatif ou sportif, une randonnée peut vous être proposée sur le massif de la montagne Sainte Victoire, dans les Calanques, dans le Lubéron...Également marche nordique au…

Atode
Fashion

Atode

Aix en Provence

Atode for "attention to details" is a french brand for women who offer a new vision of fashion consumption based on "Buy less but better" The Atode's wardrobe is composed on : - essentials and minimalists clothes - Made in France, in Marseille - only with natural fabrics (cotton, wool, silk,…

Pavillon noir
Lieu culturel

Pavillon noir

Aix en Provence

Le Pavillon Noir est un lieu dédié à la danse avec quatre studios et un Théâtre où vous pouvez, tout au long de l'année : - voir les spectacles d'Angelin Preljocaj et ceux des compagnies invitées, - prendre un apéritif en compagnie d'un chorégraphe grâce aux "Apéro-danse", -…

La chambre aux confitures
Souvenirs

La chambre aux confitures

Aix en Provence

A precious delicatessen passionnately managed by the devoted Beloved Lise ! Her passion is named Jam. All kinds, all tastes, all textures jams ! The wide assortment of jams evolves day by day to further enrich jam’s fragrances. A generous tasting to experience the sensual flow, frozen jelly,…

Pâtisserie - Confiserie Béchard
Greed, Greediness

Pâtisserie - Confiserie Béchard

Aix en Provence

Maker of calissons, crystallised fruits, biscottins (Provençal biscuits), nougamandine (almond nougat), chocolate-coated almonds, ices.

Church Holy Jean of Malta
Monument

Church Holy Jean of Malta

Aix en Provence

The fortified church owes its name to the Knights of Saint-John of Jerusalem. Built outside the ramparts in the 13th century, this was the first Gothic construction in Provence. It used to contain the graves of the Counts of Provence in its side chapels. Next to the church, palais de Malte,…

Henri Ventajol Création
Craftsman

Henri Ventajol Création

Aix en Provence

Iron craftsman.

Where to eat

Tomate verte (La)
Food guide restaurant

Tomate verte (La)

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…

Jacquou Le Croquant
Food guide restaurant

Jacquou Le Croquant

Aix en Provence

Step behind the mouth-watering, vintage window and dive into the rustic, arched stone cellars to take a bite out of south-wastern France! Antonia regales her guests with cassoulet, confits, magret and foie gras… And as all the local goose fans know, Antonia also sells a succulent range of…

Chez Féraud
Table 13

Chez Féraud

Aix en Provence

A fountain, an olive tree and a bower in the heart of historic Aix - Pagnol is everywhere here, from the prose to the plate. The Férauds are old-fashioned-style cooks and masters in the art of rustling up sea bass and lamb grills on the vine shoot fire, in a decor instilled with eternal…

Le Mas d'Entremont
Cuisine de Provence

Le Mas d'Entremont

Aix en Provence

Nestled in 7, 5 acres park with ponds and fountains, the Mas d'Entremont restaurant offers a cuisine always prepared with fresh, quality products coming from known producers. The use of seasonal products influences the types and preparation of dishes. The Marignane family and his team will…

Mickaël Féval
Food guide restaurant

Mickaël Féval

Aix en Provence

Nouveau décor "très chic" pour nouveau départ : formé aux plus grandes maisons françaises (Loiseau, Oger, Plaza Athénée...), Mickaël Féval, 40 ans, a repris l'ancien repaire gourmand du chef étoilé Pierre Reboul, parti pour d'autres aventures. Le chef a vite trouvé ses marques : son…

Ze Bistro
Food guide restaurant

Ze Bistro

Aix en Provence

A blend of ancient, typically rakish French recipes and forward-thinking fare, this honest and vibrant eatery never fails to please, especially since it migrated to new and more spacious climes, sporting a bright, natural decor worthy of the straightforward cuisine of chef Olivier Scola. With…

Formal (Le)
Food guide restaurant

Formal (Le)

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…

Poivre d'Ane (Le)
Food guide restaurant

Poivre d'Ane (Le)

Aix en Provence

Situé sur la place des Cardeurs au coeur de la vieille ville et dans un décor tonique et chaleureux d'inspiration seventies, le restaurant Le Poivre d'Ane vous propose de découvrir sa cuisine inventive et audacieuse. Une jolie terrasse nappée et bordée de bambous vous attend dès les beaux…

Le Comptoir du Clos - Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel
Cuisine de Provence

Le Comptoir du Clos - Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel

Aix en Provence

Le chef Arnaud Davin avait envie de "France" : de retour des îles, il arrivet en Provence pour reprendre la brasserie chic du tout nouveau cinq étoiles aixois, le Mariott Renaissance. Au « Comptoir », bistrot au décor chic - bois sombre, banquettes design et suspensions glamour -, des…

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Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme is a non-profit ‘association loi 1901’ organisation.It is entrusted by the Conseil Départemental (or regional council) to promote tourism in Bouches-du-Rhône while respecting the environment and local residents, and guaranteeing visitors a top-quality experience.

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So that everyone’s hopes and tastes are catered for, Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme promotes must-see destinations which take visitors off the beaten track, using its deep understanding of the area and its neutral role as a non-profit organisation.