Vasarely Foundation

Aix en Provence - Cultural place

Architectonic center of Aix-en-Provence and classified historical monument.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating universe of optical art in the heart of the luminocinetic building imagined, conceived and financed by Victor Vasarely.

Sixteen hexagonal-based modules, embedded in a massive construction set, feature 42 monumental architectural integrations.
Made of anodized metal, tapestry, ceramics, enamels and screen-printed glass, these works are the result of a fruitful collaboration between the visual artist, architects and companies, with the aim of creating the polychrome city of happiness.
Guided tours in French on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 pm (+ 3 euros on adult rate). Guided tours in English and Hungarian on reservation (+ 3 euros on adult rate). Booklets for the visit available in French, English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Hungarian, Chinese and Portuguese.

Temporary exhibitions, workshops, concerts, conferences as well as cultural mediation actions punctuate throughout the year its programming.

The foundation also offers to organize the birthday of your child and introduce them to the place through a visit and a workshop on Wednesday.

Handicap Facilities: Ground floor rooms accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Two to three alveoli of the foundation are temporarily closed to the public.

  • Accessible for disabled
  • Internet access
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Where to stay

Le Mozart
Hotel

Le Mozart

Aix en Provence

This attractive guest establishment teeming with Provençal charm, oleander, terraces and parasols, is an open invitation to extend summer and holidays. With its ideal location in town, Le Mozart is the perfect starting point to set out on a discovery tour of Old Aix (free outside parking, and…

Hôtel en Ville
Hotel

Hôtel en Ville

Aix en Provence

This charming hotel offers ten modern & spacious rooms with open space, all air conditionned. The last renovated property of the hotels in Aix en Provence, with view on the old town, the cathedral and a public park just nearby. You are welcome in a lounge bar or brasserie where you can have a…

Escale Oceania Aix en Provence
Hotel

Escale Oceania Aix en Provence

Aix en Provence

The hotel is ideally located on the outskirts of Aix. it is very easy to reach, completely renovated and just 5-minute drive to the town centre. The hotel offers you all the modern comfort of a 3-star hotel: 90 rooms, a simple and convivial bar-lounge with catering, a fitness room, a swimming…

Au Basilic
Holiday rental

Au Basilic

Aix en Provence

A proximité du cours Mirabeau et à 5 mn de la gare routière, appartement de 56 m² situé au 1er étage d'une grande résidence. Salon/séjour avec 1 canapé convertible/1 pers. Cuisine indépendante équipée (LL, MO). 1 grande chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers. Salle de bain avec WC. Loggia vitrée…

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).

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.

Studio Sweet home
Holiday rental

Studio Sweet home

Eguilles

Pour vos vacances, votre road-trip ou vos séjours d'affaires sur Aix en Provence, découvrez ce studio avec terrasse dans une résidence appart'hôtel 3 étoiles alliant confort et modernité avec piscine extérieure (en saison), restaurant avec terrasse couverte et laverie (voir accès et tarif…

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…

Oustalet 1
Holiday rental

Oustalet 1

Aix en Provence

In a small street not far from the Faculties, independent house on garden and terrace offering a cottage, a seasonal rental and the owner's home on the ground floor. The cottage is accessible from the outside by a few steps : well equipped kitchen (dishwasher - oven - microwave - fridge / freezer…

Things to do

Jacques Prévert theater
Cultural place

Jacques Prévert theater

Aix en Provence

Jacques Prevert theater.

Bar Côté Jardin - Le Pigonnet
Cultural place

Bar Côté Jardin - Le Pigonnet

Aix en Provence

A Lounge Club with a cosy atmosphere in the Le Pigonnet Hotel. In fine weather, come and enjoy the Le 5 lounge bar, at the heart of the hotel gardens, with a 320 m2 teak wood terrace, a central bar and six soundproofed tents. Original cocktails, a selection of Champagnes and tapas are served in…

Vent sauvage
Fashion / shopping

Vent sauvage

Aix en Provence

Leather good shop.

Glam Lab
Fashion / shopping

Glam Lab

Aix en Provence

Le Glam Lab propose une sélection pointue d'accessoires de jeunes créateurs. Les bijoux en cuir semi-lunaire, les robes, jupes et pulls Grace and Mila, les sacs Shine Blossom ... De Amélie Blaise en passant par Eiden, toutes les marques présentées dans la boutique reflètent la féminité.

Joël Vilcoq
Producer

Joël Vilcoq

Aix en Provence

In the Philippe Faur shop on Cours Mirabeau, Joël Vilcoq selects the best raw materials to create high-quality chocolates and sweets. With no artificial or synthetic additives and a low sugar content, the tastes and aromas of each ingredient are studied and measured to obtain the best balance of…

Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean
Cultural place

Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean

Aix en Provence

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…

Ateliers theater
Cultural place

Ateliers theater

Aix en Provence

Theatre for creation, training and public awareness. Theatre for creation: - contemporary plays, theatrical vigils, improvisations and young audience creations-Lecture plus. Theatre for training: - in-company professional training for 10 acting students "La compagnie d'entraînement" -…

Agnès Pellegrin
Fashion / shopping

Agnès Pellegrin

Aix en Provence

Jewelry store

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…

Where to eat

Côté Cour
Food guide restaurant

Côté Cour

Aix en Provence

Hidden away on a lush terrace behind Cours Mirabeau, this voluptuous eatery, set in Baroque, modern surroundings, sets a fitting scene for the explosive and creative cuisine of Ronan Kernen. This young, Brittany-born chef, revealed by the Top Chef TV show, has an impressive CV, featuring many…

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.

Le Zinc d'Hugo
Food guide restaurant

Le Zinc d'Hugo

Aix en Provence

Over a glass of wine selected from dedicated growers, come and discover stylish cuisine made from local produce in a bistrot setting that blends modern and retro. Mediterranean cuisine using ingredients from the market. Wine bar.

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…

Le Mas d'Entremont
Food guide restaurant

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…

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 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…

Le Contrepoint
Table 13

Le Contrepoint

Aix en Provence

Ici, l'atmosphère rock et tatouages montre qu'elle rime aussi avec gourmandise. L'ardoise connaît bien ses classiques (camembert rôti, canard à l'orange et cassolette d'andouillette) mais ne s'interdit pas les envies moins académiques : burger corse, croque-madame XL... En plus, tout est…

Lautre Restaurant
Food guide restaurant

Lautre Restaurant

Aix en Provence

The olive tree planted in the middle of the veranda says a lot about the authenticity of the olive oil-based cuisine (oil pressed at the Moulin d’Eguilles) served at this large establishment with garden, set in the town centre. With its lawn, flower beds and lush terrace, Lôtre Restaurant is a…

Inspirations

The "Navette"

The "Navette"

Terroir

Celebrated at Candlemas, this traditional Provencal biscuit is also a popular sweet treat all year round

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...

The Olive

The Olive

Terroir

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

Between Bad Boys and Mia... Rap in Marseille

Between Bad Boys and Mia... Rap in Marseille

Thanks to the huge success of bands such as IAM and La Fonky Family, Marseille has earned its status as one of France's foremost rap capitals. Hoisted to heritage status in this city known for its gift of the gab, the movement has propelled a new generation of signature names to the front of the scene: the heirs have arrived.