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.

  • Car park
  • Free

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Address

    Cité du Livre
    8-10 Rue Des Allumettes

    13100 Aix-en-Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 42 91 98 85
  • Website

Where to stay

Hôtel du Globe
Hotel

Hôtel du Globe

Aix-en-Provence

This hotel is situated in the centre of the old town, near by the "Therms". The style is modern, it's a comfortable and charm hotel. There is a terrace on the roof. Private garage. You may ask for avalaibility. No smoking etablishment

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).

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.…

La Sauveté
B&B

La Sauveté

Aix-en-Provence

Fabienne and Christian welcome you close to the city center in the countryside, in a friendly and typical place with the colors of Provence. You will haveyour breakfast on the large terrace overlooking the garden or in the porch following the season. 2 bedrooms with private entrance are…

Golden Tulip Aix-en-Provence
Hotel

Golden Tulip Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence

How about exploring Aix-en-Provence on a tandem, tasting local and seasonal cuisine, meeting new people in the co-working areas or taking it easy beside the swimming pool? The 4-star Golden Tulip Hotel in Aix-en-Provence has been fully redesigned and renovated. It reopened for business in April…

Flobelle - Bastide de la Traverse
Holiday rental

Flobelle - Bastide de la Traverse

Aix-en-Provence

Situé en rez-de-jardin, ce charmant petit appartement de 35m² vous accueille avec le soleil l’hiver, et la fraicheur l’été ! Cet appartement comprend une chambre-séjour avec un lit de 2 personnes (140cm), une cuisine équipée (plaque de cuisson à induction, lave-linge, micro-onde,…

Boutique Hôtel Cézanne
Hotel

Boutique Hôtel Cézanne

Aix-en-Provence

With 55 spacious guest rooms and in a prime location, this hotel has all the hallmarks of a large family home in the heart of the city. With understated elegance and typical architecture, it is located in a quiet street. It offers you a choice of double, twin and triple rooms. Each of them has…

Maison Dauphine
Holiday rental

Maison Dauphine

Aix-en-Provence

There's lots happening at Maison Dauphine in Aix-en-Provence. Premium accommodation with a bespoke concierge service, a "boutique" and "online" art gallery, Aix showroom for Le Grand Siècle's panoramic wallpapers and decorative wallpaper. You can stay in one of three apartments designed by…

Hôtel particulier Le 28
B&B

Hôtel particulier Le 28

Aix-en-Provence

L'Hotel Particulier Le 28 offers rooms and suites with an iPod docking station and a CD player. Decorated in a contemporary style, they also include free Wi-Fi access, an LCD TV and a DVD player. A continental breakfast is provided every morning on the large patio or in the lounge. You can…

Things to do

Collectif les Coquettes
Fashion / shopping

Collectif les Coquettes

Aix-en-Provence

Le collectif les Coquettes est né de 3 créatrices aixoises dont le but commun est de valoriser la création locale, dynamiser le " fait-main " et faire découvrir de jeunes marques locales. Dans leur popupstore store, vous trouverez une multitude d'idées dans les domaines de la déco,…

Pop-up shop Street Paul Bert
Fashion / shopping

Pop-up shop Street Paul Bert

Aix-en-Provence

Temporary shop.

Le bar des PTT
Bar / café

Le bar des PTT

Aix-en-Provence

Le bar des PTT is in the heart of Aix-en-Provence near the Town Hall on Place Richelme. It has a large patio. The bar screens football matches.

Pellegrin et Fils Joaillers depuis 1840
Fashion / shopping

Pellegrin et Fils Joaillers depuis 1840

Aix-en-Provence

Jewelry store for more than 180 years.

Les Trésors du Capricorne
Craftsman / producer

Les Trésors du Capricorne

Aix-en-Provence

Located in the historical center, right in the Passage Agard, the shop offers handcrafted products "handmade" based on natural raw materials, and for the most of them made by artisans Madagascar, the ancestral know-how (tote bags, hats, scarves, tablecloths, jewelry, and other accessories).

3 bis F, lieu d'arts contemporains
Cultural place

3 bis F, lieu d'arts contemporains

Aix-en-Provence

Dedicated to the contemporary arts and located in the Montperrin psychiatric hospital in Aix-en-Provence, the 3 bis f has been a venue for performing and visual arts since 1983. Each year, artists and theatre companies are invited to develop projects as part of research and creation residences at…

Archevêché theater
Cultural place

Archevêché theater

Aix-en-Provence

With its huge spiral staircases, its medieval arches and its XVIIth century wings, the cour de l'Archevêché is a national treasure, one of the most important of the city history. Becoming a theater in 1948, it is now the Festival's emblematic venue.

P.P.A - Pub Plongée Aixois
Nautical leisure

P.P.A - Pub Plongée Aixois

Aix-en-Provence

Il a pour vocation de développer la pratique de la plongée sous-marine et la découverte d'autres univers subaquatiques (randonnée subaquatique, biologie sous marine, hockey subaquatique, apnée, plongée sportive en pisicne) pour adolescents et adultes. Les activités : - plongée…

Bijouterie Raynal (Cours Mirabeau)
Fashion / shopping

Bijouterie Raynal (Cours Mirabeau)

Aix-en-Provence

Jewerly store

Where to eat

La Table de Pierre Reboul
Food guide restaurant

La Table de Pierre Reboul

Aix-en-Provence

Michelin starred chef Pierre Reboul has left his gourmet restaurant in the center of Aix-en-Provence to open a new one in the heart of the Château La Pioline in a cozy and modern atmosphere. His peculiar cuisine and the best fresh seasonal products from the region and elsewhere.

L'Incontournable
Cuisine de Provence

L'Incontournable

Aix-en-Provence

L'incontournable restaurant's menu is inventive and exciting from starter to dessert.

Mickaël Féval
Food guide restaurant

Mickaël Féval

Aix-en-Provence

A "very chic" new design for a new start: trained with the greatest French houses (Loiseau, Oger, Plaza Athénée ...), Mickaël Féval took over the former gourmet den of the starred chef Pierre Reboul, left for other adventures. The chef quickly found his marks: his wife Olivia ensures a…

Le Patacrêpe
Restaurants à emporter

Le Patacrêpe

Aix-en-Provence

Creperie in the heart of the city with a terrace overlooking a square with a fountain. Large air-conditioned room upstairs. The restaurant serves sweet and savoury crepes, salads and grills.

Grenache
Food guide restaurant

Grenache

Aix-en-Provence

All the ingredients are organic or from local responsible agriculture and everything is home-made. 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.

Le grenier de grand-mère
Cuisine de Provence

Le grenier de grand-mère

Aix-en-Provence

Le grenier de chez grand-mère serves Provencal home cooking using fresh produce in a warm and friendly setting just minutes from Cours Sextius, Les Allées and Cours Mirabeau. The menu features veal stew, tuna tartare, rabbit stew, pan-fried veal and hand-cut beef tartare. The restaurant also…

La maison du Handburger (place des Augustins)
Restaurants à emporter

La maison du Handburger (place des Augustins)

Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence’s first high-quality burger restaurant, the maison du Handburger, is open every day and invites you to sample the fare in its hospitable surroundings. Takeaway meals can be ordered by phone.

La petite ferme
Food guide restaurant

La petite ferme

Aix-en-Provence

C’est un voyage depuis sa plus tendre enfance que Ronan nous propose à travers ce concept inédit sur Aix. Fermez les yeux et rappelez-vous… de ce doigt trempé dans la casserole des jus et sauces, de ces balades en forêt où l’odeur du thym vous chatouillait les narines, de ces…

Le Splendid
Restaurants à emporter

Le Splendid

Aix-en-Provence

Bar-Restaurant