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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  • Contact

    Fondation Saint-John Perse
    Cité du Livre
    8 rue Des Allumettes

    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 42 91 98 85
  • Fax

    04 42 27 11 86

  • Website

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Where to stay

Hôtel des quatre Dauphins
Hotel

Hôtel des quatre Dauphins

Aix en Provence

The attractive privately-run Hôtel des Quatre Dauphins, a former private mansion, will be pleased to welcome you in a warm and peaceful atmosphere. Situated in the center of Aix-en Provence, in the Mazarin district, it is a mere stone's throw away from the four Dolphin Fountain and the famous…

Camping Chantecler
Campsite

Camping Chantecler

Aix en Provence

In an heaven of peace, enjoy the sweetness of life at 2 km of the town center. A park of 8 hectares located in Aix en Provence in the heart of Provence. Equipped with swimming pool, bowling pitch, beach volley, ping pong table, playground for kids, restaurant / snack, laundry / TV room, WIFI…

Le Lully
Holiday rental

Le Lully

Aix en Provence

At the heart of Aix en Provence, city of culture, between the Grand Théâtre de Provence (Provence big theatre) and the Théâtre Noir (black theatre) (Preljocaj ballets) designed by the same architect as the MuCEM in Marseille, on a pedestrian esplanade, at only 5 minutes of the old center,…

Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel
Hotel

Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel

Aix en Provence

Located in the heart of the city, Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel is a 5-star haven for business and leisure travel. Unwind amid beautifully appointed rooms and suites with contemporary amenities and distinctive décor, inspired by the symbols of Provence. Savor distinctive cuisine from…

Caravelle
Hotel

Caravelle

Aix en Provence

In the center of Aix en Provence, closed to the cours mirabeau, 5 minutes far from the railway station and the bus station.

Hôtel particulier Le 28
B&B

Hôtel particulier Le 28

Aix en Provence

Set in Aix-en-Provence's Mazarin district, this historical mansion is just a 5 minute walk from the famous Cours Mirabeau. You can relax by the fireplace in the lounge or have a drink from the bar on the shaded patio. L'Hotel Particulier Le 28 offers rooms and suites with an iPod docking station…

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…

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.

Villapalart
B&B

Villapalart

Aix en Provence

Ideal accommodation to discover the Provence, Festivals or Hiking.

Things to do

Le Glacier des Cardeurs
Shopping gourmand

Le Glacier des Cardeurs

Aix en Provence

The Glacier des Cardeurs, situated on Place des Cardeurs, sells a wide range of traditional ice creams, sweet and savoury pancakes, drinks (smoothies, coffees, etc.) as well as cakes and pastries.

Rue Piétonne
Cultural place

Rue Piétonne

Aix en Provence

Rue piétonne is devoted to designers and their work. A 437m2 space in central Aix-en-Provence. It hosts meetings, seminars, exhibitions, workshops and photo shoots in a raw and light-filled space.

Philippe Segond
Producer

Philippe Segond

Le Tholonet

Poussez la porte de cette maison artisanale de renom et plongez dans l'univers exquis de Philippe Segond, Meilleur Ouvrier de France pâtissier-confiseur, maitre chocolatier, calissonnier et glacier, Dans cette boutique-atelier vous dégusterez des pâtisseries fines, macarons, chocolats,…

Horygine Studio
Clay - Pottery - Ceramic

Horygine Studio

Aix en Provence

Horygine Studio c'est la rencontre du design et de la céramique artisanale. La mise en forme d'une idée en un objet, par transformation de la matière. L'esthétique, l'utilité et la sensibilité sont constitutifs de ces créations. La main, la tête et le coeur travaillent ensemble avec les…

Le Ruban Vert - galerie et théâtre
Cultural place

Le Ruban Vert - galerie et théâtre

Aix en Provence

Two places in one spot dedicated to all forms of creations: - Gallery exhibitions, temporary boutique , artists' studios - Theater : concerts, shows, children birthdays, company, theater class and workshops. Room rental for events, seminars and meetings.

Saint-Jean de Malte Church
Monument

Saint-Jean de Malte Church

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,…

Arc walk
Landscape

Arc walk

Aix en Provence

A walk along the banks of the Arc which flows to the south of the city. The walk follows the meanders of the river and includes play areas for children, a fitness trail, and meadows shaded by large trees near the water. It covers an area of 100,000m2. History: The municipality purchased the…

Bastide du Jas de Bouffan
Monument

Bastide du Jas de Bouffan

Aix en Provence

The Bastide is closed until 2022 for refurbishment. For lovers of Cezanne in France and around the world, as well as for the residents of Aix and Provence, the Jas de Bouffan estate, never before opened to the general public, is a fascinating attraction, a place which retains an aura of mystique…

Bijouterie Raynal (Cours Mirabeau)
Fashion / shopping

Bijouterie Raynal (Cours Mirabeau)

Aix en Provence

Jewerly store

Where to eat

Pointe Noire
Food guide restaurant

Pointe Noire

Aix en Provence

Le Bar A Mets is a modern and social setting that has a brasserie, wine and tapas bar feel. The Mazzia brothers wanted to open a bar with local roots and direct links with local producers and artisans. Pointe-Noire, in tribute to their native town in the Congo, is a minimalist monochrome…

Le Garde Manger
Cuisine de Provence

Le Garde Manger

Aix en Provence

300m² café on the site of the long-defunct Bistrot Aixois. New York feel with a cosy first floor lounge. Available to hire for meetings or seminars. Le Garde-Manger serves cake and warm pastries for breakfast from 7.30am. It serves hot dishes and salads of the day for lunch that are made on…

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…

Atmosph'R - Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel
Food guide restaurant

Atmosph'R - 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…

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…

La Tomate verte
Food guide restaurant

La Tomate verte

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…

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…

La Table du Pigonnet - semi-gastronomic restaurant
Food guide restaurant

La Table du Pigonnet - semi-gastronomic restaurant

Aix en Provence

The chic “bistronomic” restaurant La Table du Pigonnet in the Le Pigonnet Hotel serves traditional French cuisine with Mediterranean and regional influences, bringing out the best in seasonal ingredients. Generosity, sharing and simplicity are the restaurant's watchwords. The new dining room…

Lautraix Restaurant
Food guide restaurant

Lautraix 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 bouillabaisse of Marseille

The bouillabaisse of Marseille

Bouillabaisse, an ancient treasure and epic adventure...

The "Navette"

The "Navette"

Terroir

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

Goat's Cheese

Goat's Cheese

Whether it's served hot with a salad, used to crown a cheese platter, or savoured fresh with honey or olive oil, goat's cheese is an absolute culinary must. Provence's dry, sunny climate is perfect for goat breeding -and that's lucky for us!

Quince

Quince

A story that will make you turn to jelly...

As yellow as sunshine and as warm as a winter fireplace... The quince isn't very pretty, but the people of Provence love it. You could even say that a passion has been born between this irregular-shaped fruit, somewhat resembling a dented, rustic pear and our lovers of jams, jellies and pastes.

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.