Aix, ville baroque par Nicole de Palatinat

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

Tour only in french.

Nicole de Palatinat, art historian and Ministry of Culture accredited tour guide, gives guided tours on the theme of Aix, Baroque city. The Baroque is the most important period in the city's history.

The tour will show how, in the 17th and 18th centuries, all the conditions were right for the city to build an outstanding urban environment and a rich architectural heritage which made it a capital city, visited by King Louis XIV in 1660.

Booking at the desks of the Aix en Provence Tourist Office.

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

    Erudite Guide

  • Tour language

    French

  • Phone

    • 04 42 16 11 61
  • Fax

    04 42 16 11 62

  • Website

Nearby

  1. Le Four Des Banes

    B&B

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  2. Saint Christophe

    Hotel

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  3. Les vieilles canailles

    Food guide restaurant

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  4. Fanny's

    Cuisine de Provence

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Where to stay

La Brajonière
B&B

La Brajonière

Aix en Provence

La Brajoniere is a modern provençal house located just a few minutes away from the historical towncentre of Aix en Provence. Our family–run guesthouse is surrounded by a large garden planted with ancient olive and almond trees. It comprises two spacious and comfortable guest rooms (25 m2) with…

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.

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.

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,…

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…

Atrium d'Anaïte (L')
Resort

Atrium d'Anaïte (L')

Aix en Provence

Located in an important and dynamic part of the town, near the conference centre and the pedestrian streets of the town centre, this residence welcomes you to its charming and typical Provencal surroundings. A large lobby, breakfast room, meeting room and solarium are here to satisfy the…

Appart Hotel Odalys Le Clos De La Chartreuse
Resort

Appart Hotel Odalys Le Clos De La Chartreuse

Aix en Provence

This is a residence located in a quiet area, 10 minutes from the city centre with 83 appartments equipped with air-conditionned and balcony. All of them offer you shower or bath. Parking and garage with extra.

Elégance Aixoise
Holiday rental

Elégance Aixoise

Aix en Provence

In the heart of Aix en Provence, nearby Cours Mirabeau, beautiful bright apartment entirely renovated, on the 1st floor.Large volumes, a refined decoration, furniture chosen with care and comfort (bedding, linen).Spacious living room with sitting area in front of the fireplace (decorative).…

Villa Rose Provence
B&B

Villa Rose Provence

Aix en Provence

Located in Aix-en-Provence, 3.7 km from Cours Mirabeau, Villa Rose En Provence features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. All rooms have private bathroom, and kettle. Villa Rose En Provence features free WiFi .

Things to do

Pain de Sucre
Fashion

Pain de Sucre

Aix en Provence

Ready-to-wear for women

Bijouterie Pellegrin et fils
Fashion

Bijouterie Pellegrin et fils

Aix en Provence

Jewelry store

Longchamp
Souvenirs

Longchamp

Aix en Provence

Leather good shop.

La Fontaine Obscure
Lieu culturel

La Fontaine Obscure

Aix en Provence

Art gallery

Musée du Palais de l'Archevêché (musée des Tapisseries)
Museum

Musée du Palais de l'Archevêché (musée des Tapisseries)

Aix en Provence

The former Archbishop's Palace, which became in 1909 the "Tapestry Museum" is a large building composed of four wings surrounding a courtyard. The museum, located on the 1st floor in the old Archbishops staterooms, stores a rich collection of tapestries from the 17th and 18th centuries (The…

Book in Bar
Souvenirs

Book in Bar

Aix en Provence

International Bookstore

Aix moderne et contemporaine - Balade urbaine
Guided tour

Aix moderne et contemporaine - Balade urbaine

Aix en Provence

La Compagnie des rêves urbains propose une balade urbaine. Découvrez en famille l'architecture tout en vous amusant. Un carnet de balade urbaine à imprimer pour vous servir de guide à travers l'architecture et particulièrement l'architecture contemporaine et la période moderne. Le XX et…

Granet Museum
Museum

Granet Museum

Aix en Provence

With the opening of the 2nd part of the permanent collections, 2007 marks the completion of the renovations on the museum. Nearly 12 000 paintings, sculptures and archaeological pieces are on display: paintings from the 17th century French school, a room devoted to Paul Cézanne with 9 oil…

Indies
Fashion

Indies

Aix en Provence

Women's ready-to-wear

Where to eat

Petit Verdot (Le)
Food guide restaurant

Petit Verdot (Le)

Aix en Provence

Wine bar, traditional Provençal and Mediterranean cuisine.

Brasserie Les Deux Garçons (Les 2 G)
Food guide restaurant

Brasserie Les Deux Garçons (Les 2 G)

Aix en Provence

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 ,…

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…

Epicurien (L')
Food guide restaurant

Epicurien (L')

Aix en Provence

Its one bad point? Too small! This raw and cosy bistro is where talented chef Ludovic Aillaud delivers up inspired dishes made with high-quality produce, ever-faithful to his philosophy of enjoying life to the full. This modest man has a nose for good food. The service is fast, the menu is lively…

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.

Cantine (La)
Food guide restaurant

Cantine (La)

Aix en Provence

Located between the Hôtel de Ville and the Palais de Justice, just two minutes from the Cours Mirabeau, la Cantine's menu features dishes from the South of France, served on the terrace or indoors, at either lunch or dinner. You will find fresh, seasonal produce from Provence, Corsica and Italy,…

Côté Cour
Food guide restaurant

Côté Cour

Aix en Provence

Hidden away on a lush terrace behind Cours Mirabeau, this voluptuous eatery, set in Baroque, modern surroundings, sets a fitting scene for the explosive and creative cuisine of Ronan Kernen. This young, Brittany-born chef, revealed by the Top Chef TV show, has an impressive CV, featuring many…

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,…

Formal (Le)
Food guide restaurant

Formal (Le)

Aix en Provence

Despite the extreme discretion of this very refined and hidden-away eatery in Rue Espariat, Jean-Luc Le Formal's reputation went beyond the 15th-century arches of this artist's studio many years back. A colourist of flavours and alchemist of sauces, Jean-Luc juggles cleverly with his produce and…

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