Musée du Calisson - Confiserie du Roy René

Aix en Provence - Cultural place

From nougat to Calisson: the Roi René Calissons, a family story in Provence.
The Calisson of Aix is fully recognized as a heritage of the city of Aix-en-Provence and more generally as one of the gastronomic emblems of Provence. Boeotians or enthusiasts can continue their journey in the heart of the authentic flavors of the Calisson by visiting the magical environment of the Roy René, house soon a hundred years old.

Just 10 minutes from downtown Aix-en-Provence, surrounded by more than 2 hectares of young almond trees, stands the Confectionery Factory of Roy René, which combines tradition and modernity. Made with stone blocks from Castillon, labeled the Mediterranean Sustainable Building, it contains a state-of-the-art production area.

La Fabrique hosts the Musée du Calisson, which offers a true gourmet epic!

In this place, suspended between the past and today, one passes from one epoch to another, from one season to another, from the blossoming of the almond trees to the harvest gestures, from an old chip tool to this virtual one that allows realizing in real time a batch of real calissons!
The public follows the work of the confectioners and the stages of production of the little "hugs of Provence" and offers a total diving in this fascinating and gourmet world that is confectionery.

Free museum visits from Monday to Saturday.
Guided tours and workshops of the Calisson by reservation (French, English, German and Italian)
Possibility to have lunch at the Café de la Fabrique.

  • Accessible for disabled
  • Coach park, Private parking
  • Marque Tourisme et Handicap : Moteur
  • Marque Tourisme et Handicap : Auditif
  • Marque Tourisme et Handicap : Mental
  • Marque Tourisme et Handicap : Visuel
  • Marque Qualité Tourisme

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

Nearby

  1. Bureau municipal de tourisme d'Eguilles

    Tourist office

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  2. Casa Giovanni

    Holiday rental

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  3. Studio Dolce vita

    Holiday rental

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  4. Une Chambre en Provence

    B&B

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Where to stay

Studio Dolce vita
Holiday rental

Studio Dolce vita

Eguilles

Studio équipé pour 2 personnes et doté d'une terrasse de 15m². Kitchenette avec machine à café Nespresso, bouilloire électrique.Salle d'eau, climatisation, literie de qualité en 160*200, Tv 102cm Piscine collective, infos touristiques, Produits d'hygiène inclus Tarifs nuit : de 70EUR…

Studio Sweet home
Holiday rental

Studio Sweet home

Eguilles

Pour vos vacances, votre road-trip ou vos séjours d'affaires sur Aix en Provence, découvrez ce studio avec terrasse dans une résidence appart'hôtel 3 étoiles alliant confort et modernité avec piscine extérieure (en saison), restaurant avec terrasse couverte et laverie (voir accès et tarif…

Adonis
Resort

Adonis

Eguilles

Located in Eguilles, Les Jardins d'Athéna offers self-catering accommodation. The property features a garden, a terrace and an outdoor pool. Guests have access to free parking and free WiFi. The air conditioned apartments include a seating area and a TV with satellite channels. There is a…

Fontaine Les Fabregues
Holiday rental

Fontaine Les Fabregues

Eguilles

Nous proposons une bastide familiale à 12km d'Aix sur la commune d'Eguilles dans un parc arboré d'un hectare. Équipée de 4 chambres, 2 salles de bain avec WC dont une attenante à une chambre, 1 grand séjour avec cheminée, vestiaire et WC séparés donnant sur une grande terrasse agréable…

La Bastide D'Annick
B&B

La Bastide D'Annick

Aix en Provence

In 8 km from Aix-en-Provence, in the hamlet of the Village of the Sun, the beautiful house in a quiet path(way) giving onto vineyards(vines). Cloturée property with parking lot, swimming pool (6x4m accessible(approachable) from May 1st till September 30th from 9 am till 7 pm. Common terrace with…

Cottage Cézanne
Holiday rental

Cottage Cézanne

Aix en Provence

In the countryside of Aix-en-Provence, on a large property closed with portal and digicode, in a dependency connected to the owners' house. Duplex.On the ground floor: entrance with large storage, washing machine and dishwasher.Living room with high ceiling and exposed beams, equipped kitchen…

Une Chambre en Provence
B&B

Une Chambre en Provence

Aix en Provence

In the heart of a park of 3 hectares pines, chenes and brooms. Charming house at calms and 10 minutes in the car of Aix en Provence. 2 bedrooms : 1 double bedroom with bathroom and WC. 1 twin bedroom with bathroom/wc. Library. Living room with fireplace. Private garden with garden furniture.…

Maison De Marie
Holiday rental

Maison De Marie

Saint Cannat

Entre Avignon et Aix en Provence, au calme de la campagne et au milieu d'un jardin arboré et paysagé de 4000 m², maison de 250 m² sur 2 niveaux. Au RdC : grand séjour/salon. Cuisine indépendante équipée (LV, MO). 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers (180x200) et SdB privative. 1 WC indépendant. 1…

La Varangue
Holiday rental

La Varangue

Eguilles

La Varangue est une petite maison de 40 m2, prévue pour deux adultes et un enfant. Dans une propriété provençale avec un jardin de 1500m² clôturé et parking. Séjour, coin cuisine entièrement équipé avec lave-vaisselle, cuisinière 4 feux avec plaque vitro céramique, micro-onde,…

Things to do

Le Cellier du Bailli de Suffren
Wines

Le Cellier du Bailli de Suffren

Saint Cannat

At the centre of the village with a car park for customers, the Cellier du Bailli de Suffren has a wide range of wines from vineyards around the villages of Saint-Cannat and Lambesc (PGI and PDO, plus organic wines). Each year, the wines win medals at top competitions. The wine cellar also has…

Chocolaterie de Puyricard
Producer

Chocolaterie de Puyricard

Aix en Provence

For more than 40 years, Chocolaterie de Puyricard has made fine chocolates using traditional methods and created 100 original recipes. We also specialise in calissons, macaroons, marshmallows and even ices. You can visit Chocolaterie de Puyricard to tour the workshop and see the production…

A coeur bois
Craftsman

A coeur bois

Aix en Provence

Guy Andries is a qualified cabinetmaker, carpenter and craftsman, providing - unique, made-to-measure furniture in all styles - libraries, kitchens, bathrooms - a new look for your old furniture - interior design (shops, living rooms, dressing rooms, bathrooms) - made-to-measure Provence-style…

Amandine et Quentin
Craftsman

Amandine et Quentin

Aix en Provence

Fanny, the creator of Amandine et Quentin, comes from the world of finance. Her business started in 2010 after she created a pencil case for her children and began receiving requests from her friends. She works mainly with highly resistant coated cotton to create a limited run of accessories for…

Domaine de Belambrée
Wines

Domaine de Belambrée

Aix en Provence

The Domaine de Bélambrée lies north of Aix-en-Provence, at the heart of the Trévaresse mountains, at an altitude of 380 metres. With 12 hectares of organic vineyards, the Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Syrah grape varieties are used for reds and rosés, and Rolle, Grenache Blanc,…

Show room Aix & Terra
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Show room Aix & Terra

Aix en Provence

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La fabrique des calissons - Confiserie du Roy René
Greed, Greediness

La fabrique des calissons - Confiserie du Roy René

Aix en Provence

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La Confiserie d'Antan
Greed, Greediness

La Confiserie d'Antan

Aix en Provence

Revisit Provencal produce at the 100% organic La Confiserie d'Antan in Puyricard north of Aix-en-Provence. The confectionery is made using carefully-selected raw materials from organic and regional producers with passion and expertise. The keen focus on raw materials and partners provides…

Emporion Méditerranée
Shopping gourmand

Emporion Méditerranée

Aix en Provence

Based in Puyricard (north of Aix-en-Provence), the company offers tasting workshops on site and sell olive oils. Emporion Méditerranée presents a selection of olive oils from the whole Mediterranean basin. Best vintages, new varieties, rare and delicious flavors, the company purchases directly…

Where to eat

Marelle (La)
Food guide restaurant

Marelle (La)

Eguilles

Restaurant avec terrasse en plein coeur du village d'Eguilles Prix moyen: Horaires et jours d'ouverture : Ouvert du mardi au dimanche de12h à 14h et 18h à 21h30. Fermeture le lundi. Parking

Inspirations

The Feria

The Feria

Tradition

The Feria, more than just a bull fiesta!

Calissons

Calissons

Aix-en-Provence prides in concocting 'Calisson' candies made with a thin candied melon paste and ground almonds topped with royal icing. Yummy

Garlic

Garlic

It all starts with a crushed clove...

Provencal cuisine simply wouldn't exist without garlic

The herbs de Provence

The herbs de Provence

'Herbes de Provence', the perfume of our sun-baked hills...

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.