Unexpected Aix with Jean Pierre Cassely

Aix en Provence - Guided tour - Dates and program to be confirmed

Unexpected Aix is a walking tour of the city during which the street story-teller Jean-Pierre Cassely will use the names of streets, monuments, and plaques on buildings to describe significant and trivial moments in the life of Aix past and present.

His anecdotes are sometimes little-known, sometimes surprising, always fascinating, sometimes comical and sometimes downright wicked.

Booking at the desks of the Aix en Provence Tourist Office.
Tours only in French.

Information provided byOT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office

    Les Allées Provençales
    300 avenue Giuseppe Verdi

    13605 Aix en Provence

  • Transport means

    On foot

  • Duration

    1 to 2hrs

  • Level

    All Levels

  • Guide

    Interpreter guide

  • Tour language

    French

  • Phone

    • 04 42 16 11 61
  • Fax

    04 42 16 11 62

  • Website

Nearby

  1. Le Mas d'Entremont

    Hotel

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  2. Aquabella

    Hotel

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  3. Le Mazet

    Holiday rental

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  4. Millefeuille (le)

    Food guide restaurant

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Where to stay

Le Mastroquet
B&B

Le Mastroquet

Aix en Provence

En campagne, à 2 km du centre d'Aix-en-Provence, le Mastroquet vous propose 3 chambres coquettes de 25 m², indépendantes et de plain-pied. 1 chambre climatisée avec 1 lit/2 pers (160x200), SdB privative et WC indépendants, TV, terrasse de 15 m² donnant sur un jardin privatif de 60 m². 2…

Hôtel B&B Le Tholonet
Hotel

Hôtel B&B Le Tholonet

Le Tholonet

A quelques minutes du centre d'Aix-en-Provence en voiture et proche du massif de la Montagne Sainte-Victoire, l'hôtel B&B Aix Le Tholonet se trouve à l'entrée de Palette. Juste à côté des commerces du Domaine de l'Escapade il offre bien-être et accueil personnalisé au meilleur prix, 24…

Vendôme
Hotel

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.

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.

Hôtel de France
Hotel

Hôtel de France

Aix en Provence

In the heart of Aix en Provence, the "Hotel de France" will offer you all the enjoyments of an old charming place ideally located in the historic center of the city. At less than 50 meters of the famous Rotunda's fountain, in a parrallel street of the famous "Cours Mirabeau", you will be able to…

Ibis Styles Aix-en-Provence Mas des Oliviers
Hotel

Ibis Styles Aix-en-Provence Mas des Oliviers

Aix en Provence

Located west Aix, 10mn drive to city center. Open 24h/24h. 63 air conditioned rooms with view on the garden. Free closed parking. The restaurant "Le Mas des Oliviers" is air conditioned and there is a shaded outside where you eat a good provençal meal. If you drink a bottle of wine, we offer…

Le Portalis
Holiday rental

Le Portalis

Aix en Provence

Apartment ideally located next to the site of Preachers to the famous Cours Mirabeau. This grand old T1 through, bright and tastefully decorated, renovated in 2011/2012 is comfortably furnished. A living room with sofa bed / 2 pers. (140x190). Kitchen overlooking the living room. A bathroom with…

Le Pigonnet
Hotel

Le Pigonnet

Aix en Provence

Our Provencal manor house from the XVIIIth century combines tradition and modernity. This 5-star hotel with 44 rooms and suites is a stone's throw away from Aix-en-Provence city centre and offers guests relaxing moments in a luxury and timeless atmosphere. Rooms are stylish and a customized…

Ibis Aix en Provence
Hotel

Ibis Aix en Provence

Aix en Provence

Just 1.2 mi (2 km) from Aix-en-Provence city center and 12.4 mi (20 km) from Aix TGV train station, the ibis Aix en Provence hotel is ideally located for tourism, business and sporting trips. It features a Pasta & Noodles restaurant, opened in April 2015, and offers 124 rooms with Sweet Bed by…

Things to do

Confiserie Genis
Delicacies

Confiserie Genis

Aix en Provence

Selling biscottins (Provençal biscuits) and calissons made on site. Group tours of factory by appointment only.

Sessun
Fashion

Sessun

Aix en Provence

Ready-to-wear for women

Bastide du Jas de Bouffan
Monument

Bastide du Jas de Bouffan

Aix en Provence

The Bastide is closed in 2017 for refurbishment. For lovers of Cézanne 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 Pellegrin et fils
Fashion

Bijouterie Pellegrin et fils

Aix en Provence

Jewelry store

The Bibemus quarries
Guided tour

The Bibemus quarries

Aix en Provence

The ochre molasse quarries of Bibemus used to supply the pale stone that is so characteristic of numerous monuments in the city of Aix en Provence. Situated between the route du Tholonet and the route de Vauvenargues, Bibémus refers to a rocky plateau, part of which was used as a stone quarry…

Grand Théâtre de Provence
Lieu culturel

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…

PcM Création
Craftsman

PcM Création

Aix en Provence

Lampes et objets de décoration eco-design réalisés en lin ou en toile de jute. Fabriqués en France, à la main.

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.

Aix en Provence Town Hall
Monument

Aix en Provence Town Hall

Aix en Provence

The first town hall in Aix en Provence stood on Place de l'Annonerie-Vieille. In the 14th century, after Bourg Saint-Sauveur merged with the City of the Counts, it was moved near the Portail Peint (Painted Gate). The façade, inspired by Italian palaces, was designed by Pavillon, with the…

Where to eat

Bastide du Cours - Restaurant lounge
Food guide restaurant

Bastide du Cours - Restaurant lounge

Aix en Provence

Ideally located on Cours Mirabeau in the heart of Aix en Provence, La Bastide du Cours provides a wonderfully warm and relaxed setting. As for the food, our chef, Charly Valdez and his team invite you to travel....his creative cuisine is inspired by flavours from all over the world, blended with…

La Table du Pigonnet
Food guide restaurant

La Table du Pigonnet

Aix en Provence

The bistronomic restaurant La Table du Pigonnet offers traditional French cuisine with Mediterranean flavors, sublimating the best of the seasonal produce. Generosity, sharing and simplicity are key words here. The new room of the sleek restaurant opens onto a paved and shaded terrace, where…

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.

Fanny's
Cuisine de Provence

Fanny's

Aix en Provence

This little Aix restaurant paints a pretty picture, with its bold red front window and its two dashing young owners. One's first impressions are confirmed with a glance at the menu: simple produce (freshly baked bread, local vegetables from a favourite farmer), seasonal dishes, mixed salads,…

Yamato
Food guide restaurant

Yamato

Aix en Provence

Cuisine japonaise authentique et raffinée dans un cadre unique offrant une atmosphère zen. La carte propose des mets rares de pure tradition japonaise.

Villa Gallici
Food guide restaurant

Villa Gallici

Aix en Provence

A few minutes' walk from the historic centre, this luxury 18th-century Provençal house offers 16 bedrooms and 6 suites, all air-conditioned and individually decorated with LED TV, mini bar and safe. Gourmet restaurant, specialities: Provençal stuffed vegetables, courgette fritters in summer.…

Vintrépide
Food guide restaurant

Vintrépide

Aix en Provence

Market products and good wine.

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.

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 true den of epicureans. Authentic French bistro, the “Vieilles Canailles” offers a simple, local and savory cuisine, a rigorous selection of wines in a convivial atmosphere.

Inspirations

Lifestyle

The siesta

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Lifestyle

Fashion

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Tradition

Marcel Pagnol

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