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.

  • Gault-Millau
  • Tables 13

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

Cardinal
Hotel

Cardinal

Aix-en-Provence

Hôtel Cardinal, founded during the Age of Enlightenment, is one of these authentic places with spirit, history, some kind of magic. The 18th-century atmosphere of the rooms and suites blending old-time charm with modern amenities, such as the exquisite dining room serving traditional…

Villa Gallici
Hotel

Villa Gallici

Aix-en-Provence

In Cezanne's homeland, the Villa Gallici Hotel is an 18th century Provençal residence that is part of the Relais & Châteaux network. There you will find a wide range of top-quality services, a gastronomic restaurant featured in all the main guides and a shaded 3-hectare garden with a pool where…

Hôtel Olympe - A.D.I.J.
Hotel

Hôtel Olympe - A.D.I.J.

Aix-en-Provence

This small hotel is located south, near the exit of the Pont de l'Arc, a few steps from CREPS. Parking, rooms with shower and toilet, telephone. The restaurant offers three buffets for a full meal. The hotel is not near the center, it requires a car for evenings in town.

Aparthotel Adagio
Hotel

Aparthotel Adagio

Aix-en-Provence

The beautiful residence which combines style and comfort has a privilege location in the heart of the city. Pierre & Vacances City is situated nearby the great fountain "la Rotonde" and the famous Cours Mirabeau. At your disposal : laundrette, indoor car park on charge. Bar and restaurant close by.

Jourdan - N° 4011
Holiday rental

Jourdan - N° 4011

Aix-en-Provence

Logement temporaire : transition professionnelle, formation, tourisme ... A 5 minutes à pied du centre-ville, très calme, cet appartement dispose d'une cuisine équipée (four traditionnel, four à micro-ondes, réfrigérateur/congélateur, cafetière électrique, bouilloire électrique,…

JARDIN DE MARIE
B&B

JARDIN DE MARIE

Aix-en-Provence

The guest house "Le Jardin de Marie" is situated in the Mazarin district, right in the heart of the enchanting town of Aix en Provence well-known and appreciated worldwide for its cultural activities, its shaded streets, its plane-trees and its fountains. The Mediterranean coast and some of the…

Hôtel en Ville
Hotel

Hôtel en Ville

Aix-en-Provence

This charming hotel offers ten modern & spacious rooms with open space, all air conditionned. The last renovated property of the hotels in Aix-en-Provence, with view on the old town, the cathedral and a public park just nearby. You are welcome in a lounge bar or brasserie where you can have a…

Les Chênes
B&B

Les Chênes

Le Tholonet

A proximité de l'emblématique route Cézanne, tout près du centre ville d'Aix-en-Provence, profitez du calme dans l'environnement naturel exceptionnel du vallon des gardes ! Gourmets ou gastronomes avertis, profitez sur demande des talents culinaires du propriétaire des lieux qui donne avec…

Hôtel particulier Le 28
B&B

Hôtel particulier Le 28

Aix-en-Provence

Set in Aix-en-Provence's Mazarin district, this historical mansion is just a 5 minute walk from the famous Cours Mirabeau. You can relax by the fireplace in the lounge or have a drink from the bar on the shaded patio. L'Hotel Particulier Le 28 offers rooms and suites with an iPod docking…

Things to do

Jeu de Paume theater
Cultural place

Jeu de Paume theater

Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence city theatre Italian-style theatre with 493 seats. Work on the Théâtre d'Aix-en-Provence began in 1756 and it opened in 1787 on the site of a “Royal” Court (apparently Louis XIV played the ball-and-court game “paume” here). The Town Hall took it over in 1829 and…

Confiserie Léonard Parli
Craftsman / producer

Confiserie Léonard Parli

Aix-en-Provence

The Maison PARLI was founded in 1874. It is now a reference in top-of-the-range sweets, not only for Calisson d'Aix sweets, but also for candied fruit, nougat, pralines, biscotins and chocolates. The secret of our delicious and uniquely tender Calissons results from traditional skills and…

Pâtisserie Béchard
Shopping gourmand

Pâtisserie Béchard

Aix-en-Provence

Maison Béchard is a long-standing family business that has been passed down through the generations and is now run by Margaux Touzet. Step into Maison Béchard and feast your eyes on treats such as artisan-made calissons, the Alexandre (almond mousse with a thin layer of praline) or famous iced…

Domaine Les Artauds
Craftsman / producer

Domaine Les Artauds

Le Tholonet

Situé au pied du hameau des Artauds, au Tholonet, le Domaine Les Artauds se trouve au pied de la montagne Sainte Victoire, à cinq kilomètres d'Aix-en-Provence. Autour d'une bastide du 18ème siècle, la vigne y est cultivée selon les règles de l'agriculture biologique sur une superficie de…

Sugar
Fashion / shopping

Sugar

Aix-en-Provence

Ready-to-wear for women

Lou Miss - Fromage de chèvre
Craftsman / producer

Lou Miss - Fromage de chèvre

Meyreuil

At Gaec ‘Lou Miss, goats' cheese are made in Meyreuil, close to the city limits of Aix-en-Provence. To be precise, the farm is located in the Massif du Montaiguet and has around 50 Rove goats. They help us produce fromage frais, cream and dry cheeses, as well as Rove brousse cheese. Not to…

Ateliers theater
Cultural place

Ateliers theater

Aix-en-Provence

Theatre for creation, training and public awareness. Theatre for creation: - contemporary plays, theatrical vigils, improvisations and young audience creations-Lecture plus. Theatre for training: - in-company professional training for 10 acting students "La compagnie d'entraînement" -…

Santons Fouque
Craftsman / producer

Santons Fouque

Aix-en-Provence

The House of Fouque, created in 1934, perpetuates a traditional savoir-faire of four generations: Jean-Baptiste, Paul, Mireille and Emmanuel Fouque have brought into being more than 1800 different models, constituting one of the most important collections in the world. The famous Blast of…

MIA Provence
Craftsman / producer

MIA Provence

Aix-en-Provence

The first MIA PROVENCE jewellery was created in spring 2016. To begin with the micro-macrame was a means of occupying the mind and hands, but little by little the designer's own models and style began to take shape. Her jewellery is brimming with sun and colours, evoking the colours of…

Where to eat

L'Opéra
Food guide restaurant

L'Opéra

Aix-en-Provence

Chef Serge Vigouroux has spent 35 years working for the biggest names and Michelin-starred chefs and has been recognised by Gault&Millau. Since 2014 he's been welcoming diners from 7pm to midnight to experience his generous gourmet bistronomy dishes and seasonal menu after a night at Aix's…

Les Deux Garçons
Food guide restaurant

Les Deux Garçons

Aix-en-Provence

⚠ ⚠ The Brasserie is closed further to a fire ⚠ ⚠ 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…

Mickaël Féval
Food guide restaurant

Mickaël Féval

Aix-en-Provence

A "very chic" new design for a new start: trained with the greatest French houses (Loiseau, Oger, Plaza Athénée ...), Mickaël Féval took over the former gourmet den of the starred chef Pierre Reboul, left for other adventures. The chef quickly found his marks: his wife Olivia ensures a…

Pascale Gaveaux cuisine pour vous - Cuisinière nomade à domicile
Cuisine de Provence

Pascale Gaveaux cuisine pour vous - Cuisinière nomade à domicile

Aix-en-Provence

If you want to invite your friends and family in your own home, without the hard work, let Pascale Gaveaux cook for you! She will help you choose the menu, the decor and the tone of the meal. And then, simply sit down and enjoy a wonderful journey with stops along the Spice Road... or…

La Rotonde
Food guide restaurant

La Rotonde

Aix-en-Provence

La Rotonde is a brasserie opposite the famous fountain of the same name in central Aix-en-Provence. The eatery serves generous Mediterranean dishes made on-site using fresh seasonal produce. The menu features carefully-selected seafood, wood-fired pizzas and meat dishes cooked on a Josper oven.…

Restaurant Les Inséparables
Food guide restaurant

Restaurant Les Inséparables

Aix-en-Provence

Christophe (Chef de cuisine/co-gérant) et Mathias (second de cuisine/associé) mettront tout en oeuvre pour régaler autant vos papilles que vos yeux avec une cuisine gastronomique de produits frais. Mathieu (Responsable de salle/co-gérant) quant à lui sera là pour vous accueillir et tout…

La petite ferme
Food guide restaurant

La petite ferme

Aix-en-Provence

Fidèle à son esprit de partage, l'ambiance de la salle du restaurant " La Petite Ferme " de Ronan est un savant mélange de mobilier à base de marbre, laiton et bois, d'une touche Art Déco, d'une pincée Indus, de vaisselle de Gien, totalement authentique, passionnément chaleureuse. Envie…

La Cantine
Food guide restaurant

La Cantine

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,…

Molène - Mickaël Féval
Food guide restaurant

Molène - Mickaël Féval

Aix-en-Provence

Mickaël Féval is opening a new specialist fish restaurant. It stands on the site of the former Ze Bistro restaurant (Rue Manuel) at the heart of Aix-en-Provence. The chef is Julien Courtin, who was formerly sous-chef to Mickaël Féval. The restaurant is a homage to Brittany, with a sea- and…