Vasarely Foundation

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

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Where to stay

Boutique Hôtel Cézanne
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Boutique Hôtel Cézanne

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At the heart of Aix-en-Provence, Le Cézanne is a charming 4-star boutique hotel with 55 rooms. Here we share the art of Provençal living with our guests. The light-filled rooms with their original decoration are real Mediterranean gems. They were renovated in 2019. You can choose between…

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Appart'hôtel Odalys Aix Chartreuse

Aix en Provence

This is a residence located in a quiet area, 10 minutes from the city centre with 83 appartments equipped with air-conditionned and balcony. All of them offer you shower or bath. Parking and garage with extra.

Aparthotel Adagio
Resort

Aparthotel Adagio

Aix en Provence

The beautiful residence which combines style and comfort has a privilege location in the heart of the city. Pierre & Vacances City is situated nearby the great fountain "la Rotonde" and the famous Cours Mirabeau. At your disposal : laundrette, indoor car park on charge. Bar and restaurant close by.

La Maison de Sylvianne
Holiday rental

La Maison de Sylvianne

Aix en Provence

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…

Grand Hotel Roi René Aix en Provence - MGallery by Sofitel
Hotel

Grand Hotel Roi René Aix en Provence - MGallery by Sofitel

Aix en Provence

A stone's throw from the Cours Mirabeau and the historic center of Aix-en-Provence, the Grand Hôtel Roi René is the ideal place for your getaway in the city of Aix and the surrounding area. Discover the intimate ambience of the Grand Hotel Roi René Aix-en-Provence. Surrender to the comfort of…

Arc Hôtel
Hotel

Arc Hôtel

Aix en Provence

The arc hotel offers you : private bar, swimming pool, air-conditioned, conference and seminar room with complete audiovisual equipment, car park, basement, garage. The 40 rooms are equipped with bathroom, tv and telephone. Open all year.

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…

Jardin De Marie
B&B

Jardin De Marie

Aix en Provence

The guest house "Le Jardin de Marie" is situated in the Mazarin district, right in the heart of the enchanting town of Aix en Provence well-known and appreciated worldwide for its cultural activities, its shaded streets, its plane-trees and its fountains. The Mediterranean coast and some of the…

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Hotel

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Located at the west of aix, near by the foundation Vasarely. 67 rooms with double bed or twin bed.

Things to do

Santons R. Jouve
Christmas crib figures

Santons R. Jouve

Aix en Provence

Roger Jouve, master-Santon since 1946, twice better worker France 1968 and 1972, is today still by passion with Didier Quilez, his son-in-law and grandson Julien Quilez, all two craftsmen. Each year, it creates new small santon just join the ranks of his Provencal creche. The specialty of his…

Maison Cangina
Craftmens MPG2019

Maison Cangina

Aix en Provence

Pastry, tea room, fast food lunch.

Atelier 23 - Fleurs de Bagne
Craftsman

Atelier 23 - Fleurs de Bagne

Aix en Provence

Fleurs de Bagne is a young brand of men's clothing created in 2012. The store is situated in the town's historic centre. Its philosophy is to produce and offer its clients high quality, hard-wearing and long-lasting clothes steeped in history. The collections are developed by drawing inspiration…

Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
Cultural place

Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché

Aix en Provence

Created in 1909, now an accredited Musée de France, the tapestry museum is housed on the 1st floor of the former Archbishop's Palace, in the staterooms. The palace, a listed Historic Monument, is made up of four wings and an interior courtyard and was, until the beginning of the 20th century,…

Glam Lab
Fashion / shopping

Glam Lab

Aix en Provence

Le Glam Lab propose une sélection pointue d'accessoires de jeunes créateurs. Les bijoux Miss Pompon, les robes, jupes et pulls Grace and Mila, les sacs en cuir recyclé Soruka ... De Amélie Blaise en passant par RAS, toutes les marques présentées dans la boutique reflètent la féminité.

Bijouterie Abonnenc
Craftsman

Bijouterie Abonnenc

Aix en Provence

Makers of costume and fine jewellery, Abonnenc is a family firm where skills are passed on from generation to generation. The craft jewellers' store is in the old town centre of Aix-en-Provence, a few steps away from Cours Mirabeau and 200 metres from the Rotonde car park. At the workshop we…

Saint-Sauveur cathedral
Monument

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),…

La Pignata
Family recreation

La Pignata

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La Pignata sports and leisure centre is designed for children in 4ha grounds. A variety of options to choose from: - themed birthdays - holiday camps without accommodation (1/2 day, full day or week) - summer camp activity days - educational and sports workshops on Wednesday afternoons -…

Maison Riederer
Shopping gourmand

Maison Riederer

Aix en Provence

Confectionery, chocolate factory in Aix-en-Provence.

Where to eat

Le Bar 1924 - Le Pigonnet
Cuisine de Provence

Le Bar 1924 - Le Pigonnet

Aix en Provence

The new Bar and Bistrot located in the Le Pigonnet hotel offers a cosy and intimate atmosphere, as well as a cognac and cigar lounge. Just step in and sample the cocktails and fine wines in a welcoming setting, with the Chef's generous dishes and conviviality and a menu which changes daily.…

Les Deux Garçons
Food guide restaurant

Les Deux Garçons

Aix en Provence

⚠ ⚠ The Brasserie is closed further to a fire ⚠ ⚠ 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…

La Table du Mas des Ecureuils
Cuisine de Provence

La Table du Mas des Ecureuils

Aix en Provence

Vines, lavender and a pine wood… A beautiful breath of countryside awaits you here at this little hotel-restaurant in Les Milles, located just a few minutes from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. Perched on a hilltop and superbly isolated, the restaurant nevertheless attracts outside guests, drawn…

Yamato
Food guide restaurant

Yamato

Aix en Provence

Koji and Yuriko Someya welcome and introduce you to all the freshness and exceptional finesse of Japanese gastronomy at lunchtime and evenings. In a simple, chic setting, enjoy all the enchantment and magic of Japan. Taste the subtle and refined flavours of a cuisine known for its delicacy. Take…

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.

Restaurant Les Inséparables
Food guide restaurant

Restaurant Les Inséparables

Aix en Provence

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Mitch
Food guide restaurant

Mitch

Aix en Provence

Chef serves modern dishes made using fresh produce in Aix-en-Provence old town.

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.

Grenache
Food guide restaurant

Grenache

Aix en Provence

This restaurant near the town centre was opened by Pierre Chatelain, well-known for his first restaurant "l'Alcôve" (also in Aix-en-Provence). As well as the dining room, it has a terrace that is always a welcome spot in summer, in the shade of the plane trees. The menu has developed around the…

Inspirations

The Sea Urchin

The Sea Urchin

Terroir

According to Marcel Pagnol, "if we only judged things by appearances, nobody would ever have wanted to eat a sea urchin"

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Lights, Camera, Action! Provence and the Movies

The history of cinema in Provence dates back many years. And similarly to the region's artistic hall of fame, it was inspired by light...

As you may know, the very first moving picture was screened by the Lumière brothers ('Lumière' meaning 'light') on September 21st, 1895 in La Ciotat.

La Poutargue

La Poutargue

'Boutargue', an amber-coloured jewel fished on the shores of Martigues...

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...

Serving tourism

Provence Tourisme est une association loi 1901. Sa mission, confiée par le Département : promouvoir le tourisme dans les Bouches-du-Rhône dans le respect de l’environnement et des habitants et garantir aux visiteurs un accueil de qualité.

The best of the destination

En accord avec les aspirations et les goûts de chacun, Provence Tourisme propose d’incontournables valeurs sûres comme des conseils pour sortir des sentiers battus, grâce à sa connaissance profonde du terrain et de par sa neutralité commerciale.