Saint John Perse Foundation

Aix en Provence - Museum

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

    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

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…

Mme et M. Fuller
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Mme et M. Fuller

Meyreuil

Mas des Micocouliers is a typically provencal stone guest house dating from the 19th century. Entirely restored, it benefits from a privileged situation combining the attractions of the countryside and those of the city. In the heart of the protected site of the Montaiguet, 100m from the bridge…

Vendôme
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Vendôme

Aix en Provence

The Hôtel Vendôme, a two stars air conditionned hôtel, welcomes you in its comfortable rooms near the city center, 5mn walk.

Best Western Le Galice
Hotel

Best Western Le Galice

Aix en Provence

Situated close to the town centre, the Best Western Galice of Aix en Provence is ideal for the both business and leisure travellers. At your disposal : superb holiday inn bedrooms, restaurant and bar, outdoor swimming pool, underground private parking, selection of meeting rooms. Baby sitting on…

Allees Provencales
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Allees Provencales

Aix en Provence

Idéalement situé à 2 pas de la Rotonde et le cours Mirabeau, appartement climatisé de 50 m² situé au 3ème étage avec ascenseur d'un immeuble résidentiel. Séjour/salon. Cuisine équipée (LL, LV). 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers (160x200). 1 Salle d'eau avec WC. Terrasse de 10 m² avec…

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…

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,…

Les Hauts Pinchinats
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Les Hauts Pinchinats

Aix en Provence

A green and peaceful setting in the Hauts Pinchinats valley near Aix. Fine decoration. Very comfortable gite in a pine forest of 300 sq.m. Groundfloor : living-room/kitchen (microwave, washing-machine, TV/Satellite channels, DVD; Wi-Fi). Shower-room/toilet. 1st floor : 1 bedroom with a double bed…

La Bastide du Roy René
Resort

La Bastide du Roy René

Aix en Provence

Nearby the city centre, along the banks of the river Arc you can stroll along trees lined paths. The stay at the residence will be in an historic setting.

Things to do

Bijouterie Pellegrin et fils
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Bijouterie Pellegrin et fils

Aix en Provence

Jewelry store

La Fontaine Obscure
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La Fontaine Obscure

Aix en Provence

Art gallery

Cinéma Le Cézanne
Cinema

Cinéma Le Cézanne

Aix en Provence

Movie theater

La Maison Du Savon De Marseille
Souvenirs

La Maison Du Savon De Marseille

Aix en Provence

La boutique aux senteurs de Provence, ouverte 7/7j, idéale pour acheter ses petits cadeaux parfumés. Un mur de savonnettes colorées nous accueille à l’entrée, avec de jolies petites boites style rétro. Très rigolo les petits cailloux de parfum solide à offrir dans son sachet…

Grand Théâtre de Provence
Theater

Grand Théâtre de Provence

Aix en Provence

In 2003 Vittorio Gregotti won first prize in the Pays d'Aix international competition for the construction of the Grand Théâtre de Provence. Located in the new "Sextius Mirabeau" quarter, the Grand Théâtre de Provence has given impetus to a cultural renewal. The building is Mediterranean…

Book in Bar
Souvenirs

Book in Bar

Aix en Provence

International Bookstore

Le bar des PTT
Café-bar

Le bar des PTT

Aix en Provence

Le bar des PTT est situé en plein coeur d'Aix-en-Provence à deux pas de la mairie, sur la place Richelme. Il dispose d'une grande terrasse. Le bar propose la retransmission de matchs de foot.

Vue sur cour
Souvenirs

Vue sur cour

Aix en Provence

Decoration.

Hôtel de Gallifet - Centre d'Art
Museum

Hôtel de Gallifet - Centre d'Art

Aix en Provence

The Gallifet Hotel is a place of cultural events right in the center of Aix-en-Provence, located 52 Cardinale street in a XVIII° private mansion in the Mazarin neighbourhood, a stone’s throw from the Musée Granet. Founded and opened in 2010 by Nicolas Mazet, the art center of the Gallifet…

Where to eat

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…

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.

Novo (Le)
Table 13

Novo (Le)

Aix en Provence

Just pick a time… A typical French bistro in the morning, Italian-style brasserie at lunchtime and cocktail and tapas bar in the evening, Le Novo, with its high tables, counter, wine racks and club-style neon lighting, changes clothes three times a day as the temperature rises and the…

Orangerie (L')
Cuisine de Provence

Orangerie (L')

Aix en Provence

In the heart of Aix, L'Orangerie restaurant is spacious and light with windows on every side. Open every day at lunchtime and in the evening. Come and discover our sun-drenched cuisine full of Mediterranean flavours.

Millefeuille (le)
Food guide restaurant

Millefeuille (le)

Aix en Provence

Located in the historical heart of Aix en Provence, in a refined and serene setting, the Millefeuille (yarrow) offers an authentic local cuisine. Locally grown and fresh seasonal products make for a multi savored type of cuisine all year round.

Rotonde (La)
Food guide restaurant

Rotonde (La)

Aix en Provence

Contemporary brasserie, serving traditional cuisine (world cuisine) with many risotto specialities, foie gras dishes and scallops.

Chez Féraud
Table 13

Chez Féraud

Aix en Provence

A fountain, an olive tree and a bower in the heart of historic Aix - Pagnol is everywhere here, from the prose to the plate. The Férauds are old-fashioned-style cooks and masters in the art of rustling up sea bass and lamb grills on the vine shoot fire, in a decor instilled with eternal…

Riad (Le)
Food guide restaurant

Riad (Le)

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…

Les Deux Garçons
Food guide restaurant

Les Deux Garçons

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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 , Churchill, Sartre , Picasso, Piaf, Cendrars , Trenet ,…

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