Saint John Perse Foundation

Aix en Provence - Cultural place

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 in Giens in 1975 he is better known by the pen-name Saint John Perse. These collections comprise more than 15,000 documents.

The Foundation holds regular exhibitions to display this heritage. The Foundation includes a research library, a museum, a publishing house, and an open area for all forms of art illustrating poetic creation: meetings with writers, exhibitions of contemporary art, lectures, talks and conferences.

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    Cité du Livre
    8 rue Des Allumettes

    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 42 91 98 85
  • Fax

    04 42 27 11 86

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Where to stay

Le Mas d'Entremont
Hotel

Le Mas d'Entremont

Aix en Provence

Located on the hills of Aix en Provence, this charming 4 stars hotel with gastronomic restaurant offers you 6 suites, 2 apartments and 12 rooms, all with private terrace. Our gorgeous garden of one and a half hectare with ornamental lake, pond, fountains, water lily, antic columns gives the…

Mme et M. LOUBIERE
B&B

Mme et M. LOUBIERE

Meyreuil

Villa Valbelle : An oasis of calm, only 3 km from the center of Aix-en-Provence. Situated at the edge of a pine forest, with magnificent views of Mount Sainte-Victoire, come and discover the charms of Villa Valbelle. The perfect place from which to visit Aix-en-Provence the city of Cézanne,…

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…

A l'oree du pin
B&B

A l'oree du pin

Aix en Provence

La maison d'hôtes À l'Orée du Pin occupe une ferme rénovée à Puyricard, à 5 km du centre-ville d'Aix-en-Provence. Elle met à votre disposition une piscine extérieure, un jardin, une terrasse et une connexion Wi-Fi gratuite. Chaque chambre offre une vue sur le jardin et dispose d'une…

Hotel du Moulin de la Pioline
Hotel

Hotel du Moulin de la Pioline

Aix en Provence

Located in Les Milles, Hotel du Moulin de la Pioline is 5 km from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. All of the 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.

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…

Le Prieuré
Hotel

Le Prieuré

Aix en Provence

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

Lei Faveloun
B&B

Lei Faveloun

Aix en Provence

Vous serez séduit par "LEI FAVELOUN", charmant mas provençal situé à 4 km du centre d'Aix-en-Provence, et intégré admirablement dans son parc privé de 5000m², complanté de séculaires chêne-verts, d'oliviers et de luxuriants massifs de favelouns (lauriers-tins, en occitan),de lauriers…

Le Mazet
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Le Mazet

Aix en Provence

Dans la campagne aixoise, à 2km du centre ville, studio indépendant et très fonctionnel de 24 m² situé dans le jardin des propriétaires. Décoration soignée. Pièce principale avec 1 canapé lit bateau /2 pers (2X80X190), kitchenette et espace nuit avec 1 lit/2 pers. Salle d'eau avec WC.…

Things to do

Christophe Madeleines
Producer

Christophe Madeleines

Aix en Provence

The “Madeleines de Christophe” shop is close by Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, in the historic town centre of Aix-en-Provence. Made in a traditional way on a daily basis (in Peynier), our madeleines are suited to all tastes: plain, lemon, orange, almond, chocolate, rum and even vanilla. The…

Oppidum d'Entremont
Site

Oppidum d'Entremont

Aix en Provence

Entremont is a Gallic village dating back to the 2nd century BC, which has been undergoing excavation since 1946. The excavators have found remains of ramparts, houses, workshops, a hall where the severed heads of enemies were displayed (a Celtic custom), statues and many objects. Standing in…

O Shannon
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O Shannon

Aix en Provence

Irish pub

Maison28
Fashion / shopping

Maison28

Aix en Provence

Decorating shop.

Narvik Escape Games
Family recreation

Narvik Escape Games

Aix en Provence

A new concept in the field of entertainment, both fun and unusual right in the heart of Aix en Provence. Plunge in historical maritime worlds inspired by real events. To be played in teams of 3 to 6 people. Clues to decipher, puzzles to solve and 1 hour to get out! A captivating outing with…

The place of albertas
Site

The place of albertas

Aix en Provence

In the 18th century the Albertas were one of the city's leading families. In 1724, Henri Rainaud d'Albertas instructed Laurent Vallon to design the frontage and entrance of his private mansion. To create an open outlook, between 1735 and 1741 he bought the houses opposite and had them…

Magasin Général Plus
Fashion / shopping

Magasin Général Plus

Aix en Provence

Le Magasin General Plus est situé dans le centre historique d'Aix-en-Provence. Un lieu dédié à l'art de vivre où on aime flâner. La sélection est très éclectique allant de la cuisine à l'outdoor en passant par la bagagerie, les senteurs, les boules de pétanque, la librairie,…

Les Passagers Aix - Espace éphémère
Fashion / shopping

Les Passagers Aix - Espace éphémère

Aix en Provence

Ce bel espace de 110m² est situé en plein centre-ville d'Aix-en-Provence, dans le célèbre Passage Agard en haut du cours Mirabeau. Sa devanture est pourvue de grandes vitrines qui lui offrent une belle lumière naturelle et une visibilité importante. La boutique est idéale pour des…

Librairie Jeunesse Oh ! Les Papilles
Fashion / shopping

Librairie Jeunesse Oh ! Les Papilles

Aix en Provence

Bookstore

Where to eat

Le Riad
Food guide restaurant

Le Riad

Aix en Provence

This Moroccan restaurant is in the historic centre of Aix-en-Provence, between the Town Hall and the Rotonde fountain, near Cours Mirabeau. It is inside the former Cordeliers Abbey, a listed historical monument, which adds its charm to the already refined, discreet oriental decor. In summer, eat…

Brasserie Léopold
Food guide restaurant

Brasserie Léopold

Aix en Provence

Discover the Léopold brasserie, with its Provençal specialities and brasserie food. On the ground floor of Hôtel Saint Christophe, the brasserie has meeting rooms and offers study day and conference formulas. Wifi and audiovisual equipment available for customers.

Vintrépide
Food guide restaurant

Vintrépide

Aix en Provence

Market products and good wine.

Le Comptoir du Clos - Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel
Food guide restaurant

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…

Les vieilles canailles
Food guide restaurant

Les vieilles canailles

Aix en Provence

Opened on a pedestrian street, this brand new restaurant in the heart of Aix-en-Provence is a den of epicureans. Authentic French bistro, Les Vieilles Canailles offers gourmet, simple and local cuisine, a rigorous selection of wines, all in a warm atmosphere. A true lover of the Product,…

Les 2 Frères
Food guide restaurant

Les 2 Frères

Aix en Provence

Not to be confused with Les Deux Garçons on Cours Mirabeau. This duet - brothers Stéphane and Olivier Bencherif have headed out of the town centre to set up their trendy and zen brasserie complete with car park and luxuriant terrace, in a residential quarter of Aix. Loosen your tie… The decor…

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

Aix en Provence

Five minutes from the city centre, on the banks of the Arc river, enjoy the restaurant's tranquillity and traditional cuisine with unlimited buffets. The restaurant was renovated in March 2011.

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…

Il était une fois
Food guide restaurant

Il était une fois

Aix en Provence

Cette table à prix doux nous raconte l'histoire d'un jeune chef méditerranéen : Joan Sampietro, 31 ans, tient son prénom de sa mère espagnole, son nom de son père italien et son registre gastronomique de Sisteron, où il a grandi. L'agneau, forcément, gambade souvent dans les assiettes de…

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Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne

The forerunner of modern art, Cézanne is fittingly celebrated today in his home town of Aix-en-Provence, magnificently portrayed in his work. For the last 40 years, this illustrious painter has been setting the pace for the region's artistic life.

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