Il était une fois

Aix-en-Provence - Food guide restaurant

The Il était une fois restaurant serves high-quality French cuisine with local, seasonal ingredients.

The chef, Joan Sampietro, who learned his trade in Michelin-starred restaurants, will delight your taste buds with his delicious cuisine.

This cosy, tastefully decorated restaurant at the heart of the town is a chance to enjoy a gourmet getaway for lunch or dinner. The menu changes with each season, giving you access to the marvellous specialities of Provence.

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Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Address

    4 Rue Lieutaud
    13100 Aix-en-Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 42 58 78 56
  • Website

Where to stay

Maison Dauphine
Holiday rental

Maison Dauphine

Aix-en-Provence

There's lots happening at Maison Dauphine in Aix-en-Provence. Premium accommodation with a bespoke concierge service, a "boutique" and "online" art gallery, Aix showroom for Le Grand Siècle's panoramic wallpapers and decorative wallpaper. You can stay in one of three apartments designed by…

Le Juvenal - N° 4015
Holiday rental

Le Juvenal - N° 4015

Aix-en-Provence

Logement temporaire : transition professionnelle, formation, tourisme ... Appartement situé à 5 minutes de la Rotonde et à 3 minutes à pied des Allées Provençales connues pour leurs boutiques. Ce logement propose une cuisine ouverte, rénovée et équipée (lave-vaisselle, four à…

Hôtel Paul
Hotel

Hôtel Paul

Aix-en-Provence

Economic hotel very well located, at 50m from the old city nearby Opera Festival, market and the Thermes. A shaded garden for your leisure, where you can have your breakfast during summertime. Public car park "pasteur" 50 metres away. Free parking for motocycles. No pets. Free WIFI, and TV in…

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…

Hôtel particulier Le 28
B&B

Hôtel particulier Le 28

Aix-en-Provence

L'Hotel Particulier Le 28 offers rooms and suites with an iPod docking station and a CD player. Decorated in a contemporary style, they also include free Wi-Fi access, an LCD TV and a DVD player. A continental breakfast is provided every morning on the large patio or in the lounge. You can…

Le Mas d'Entremont
Hotel

Le Mas d'Entremont

Aix-en-Provence

Located on the hills of Aix en Provence, this charming 4 stars hotel with gastronomic restaurant offers you 6 suites, 2 apartments and 12 rooms, all with private terrace. Our gorgeous garden of one and a half hectare with ornamental lake, pond, fountains, water lily, antic columns gives the…

Le Malherbe - N° 4010
Holiday rental

Le Malherbe - N° 4010

Aix-en-Provence

The flat is a 4-minute walk away from La Rotonde and Cour Mirabeau with its café terraces and restaurants. The accommodation has a separate, fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric coffee machine, kettle and toaster). The flat also includes a large living…

Brit Hotel Moulin de la Pioline
Hotel

Brit Hotel Moulin de la Pioline

Aix-en-Provence

Located in Les Milles, Hotel du Moulin de la Pioline is 5 km from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. the 35 rooms feature a carpeted floor, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a desk. Each room also includes a private bathroom with a shower and a bath. You can alos anjouy a good…

Escale Oceania Aix en Provence
Hotel

Escale Oceania Aix en Provence

Aix-en-Provence

The hotel is ideally located on the outskirts of Aix. it is very easy to reach, completely renovated and just 5-minute drive to the town centre. The outdoor facilities at Escale Océania in Aix en Provence have been fully renovated with a sparkling new deep blue pool, green terrace and…

Things to do

Emki Pop
Shopping gourmand

Emki Pop

Aix-en-Provence

In the centre of the Mazarin district, the Emki Pop café offers a chance to enjoy traditional ice creams, including a new-look ice lolly containing 75% fresh and seasonal fruits.

Train touristique aixois

Train touristique aixois

Aix-en-Provence

The little tourist train electrically powered will take you back in time through the history of Aix-en-Provence. Travel through the city's narrow streets on a small 57-seater train with a panoramic roof. On board, everyone has a headset for unrivalled sound quality with an audio commentary in…

Saint-Sauveur cathedral
Cultural place

Saint-Sauveur cathedral

Aix-en-Provence

The cathedral was built on the site of a temple to Apollo, so the legend goes, between the 5th to the 18th century. The variety of its architecture is immediately visible on its frontage: to the right, or south, the 12th-century Romanesque gate adjoins a Roman wall, while to the left (north),…

Alice and Co
Shopping gourmand

Alice and Co

Aix-en-Provence

A real traditional bakery-patisserie that designs, makes and bakes a wonderful variety of bread, Danish pastries and patisserie all day long, Alice and co is also an ideal place for a quick lunch with friends. Wide range of salads, sandwiches, panini, pizzas, savoury tarts, hot and cold drinks,…

Les macarons de Caroline
Shopping gourmand

Les macarons de Caroline

Aix-en-Provence

Store of macaroons.

La Cave Mazarin
Shopping gourmand

La Cave Mazarin

Aix-en-Provence

La Cave Mazarin est nouvellement installée au coeur de la dynamique rue d'Italie d'Aix-en-Provence. L'adresse est destinée à tous les gourmets et amateurs de vins, de spiritueux et de champagnes de qualité. La passion mise au service de la sélection de vins de vignerons et au service du…

Sessun
Fashion / shopping

Sessun

Aix-en-Provence

Ready-to-wear for women

Brasserie la Baroude
Craftsman / producer

Brasserie la Baroude

Aix-en-Provence

The Baroude brewery opened for business in Aix-en-Provence in early 2020. Valentin was fascinated by the richness of the beverage, and spent ten years tasting, studying and brewing all kinds of beers for his own enjoyment. This long maturing process made him want to open his own brewery and…

Théâtre d'Aix
Cultural place

Théâtre d'Aix

Aix-en-Provence

Right at the heart of the city, The Comedie d'Aix offers a rich and varied programme all the year. Snacks and light meals are available in the theatre on performance evenings. The Pasteur and Bellegarde car parks are just 4 and 6 minutes away from the theatre on foot. Bus stops nearby:…

Where to eat

B Beyrit's
Restaurants à emporter

B Beyrit's

Aix-en-Provence

Trendy atmosphere at lunchtime with clips on the giant screen, more intimate in the evening with soft lighting. Lebanese cuisine made entirely on the premises with fresh produce from the market.

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…

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 den of epicureans. Authentic French bistro, Les Vieilles Canailles offers gourmet, simple and local cuisine, a rigorous selection of wines, all in a warm atmosphere. A true lover of the Product,…

Le 18
Cuisine de Provence

Le 18

Aix-en-Provence

Le 18 is a restaurant that offers traditional cuisine with a touch of originality, based on fresh seasonal produce. The restaurant has a sunny and flowery terrace and a warm and friendly interior.

Aux délices du Liban
Restaurants à emporter

Aux délices du Liban

Aix-en-Provence

Lebanese specialities.

Le Novo
Cuisine de Provence

Le Novo

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…

Le Zinc d'Hugo
Food guide restaurant

Le Zinc d'Hugo

Aix-en-Provence

Over a glass of wine selected from dedicated growers, come and discover stylish cuisine made from local produce in a bistrot setting that blends modern and retro. Mediterranean cuisine using ingredients from the market. Wine bar.

Les petits plats de Trinidad
Restaurants à emporter

Les petits plats de Trinidad

Aix-en-Provence

How about tasting homemade dishes paired with a delicious wine in a cozy atmosphere? Then the restaurant Les petits plats de Trinidad is for you! The dishes change daily with the products market and the service is very pleasant. Lunch only. This restaurant is also a tea room.

Le Tuyau
Restaurants à emporter

Le Tuyau

Aix-en-Provence

Le Tuyau is a restaurant specialised in Latte Art and sweet and savoury open sandwiches in the historic heart of Aix-en-Provence. The managers, Bénédicte and Victor, came up with the concept after visiting New Zealand and Australia, where coffee culture is highly developed. At Le Tuyau, only…