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

Hôtel du Globe
Hotel

Hôtel du Globe

Aix-en-Provence

This hotel is situated in the centre of the old town, near by the "Therms". The style is modern, it's a comfortable and charm hotel. There is a terrace on the roof. Private garage. You may ask for avalaibility. No smoking etablishment

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…

Le Mozart
Hotel

Le Mozart

Aix-en-Provence

This attractive guest establishment teeming with Provençal charm, oleander, terraces and parasols, is an open invitation to extend summer and holidays. With its ideal location in town, Le Mozart is the perfect starting point to set out on a discovery tour of Old Aix (free outside parking,…

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…

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…

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…

Le Mazet
Holiday rental

Le Mazet

Aix-en-Provence

Décoration soignée. Pièce principale avec 1 canapé lit bateau /2 pers (2X80X190), kitchenette et espace nuit avec 1 lit/2 pers. Salle d'eau avec WC. Terrasse donnant sur 1 jardinet de 70 m² avec mobilier de jardin. Barbecue. Stationnement intérieur clos avec portail automatique. Connexion…

Hôtel des Augustins
Hotel

Hôtel des Augustins

Aix-en-Provence

Just a few yards away from Cours Mirabeau, near the museums, theatres, shops and restaurants, the 3-star Hotel des Augustins is a site filled with history, combining modernity and serenity at the heart of Aix-en-Provence. The lobby (a converted 15th century chapel) and the 28 comfortable rooms…

Negrecoste Hotel & Spa
Hotel

Negrecoste Hotel & Spa

Aix-en-Provence

Located in the city center, in the middle of the famous Cours Mirabeau, the Negrecoste hotel offers 35 air-conditioned rooms with private and secure parking. The rooms are equipped with double glazing, bathroom, television, mini bar, safe, with free WiFi access and NUXE products available. Some…

Things to do

Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean
Cultural place

Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean

Aix-en-Provence

The museum was founded by Marie d'Estienne de Saint-Jean. The collections created thanks to her numerous donations retrace the history and traditions of Aix-en-Provence. The collections, made up of furniture, earthenware, traditional figurines, objects from craft guilds and puppets from the…

Granet XXe, collection Jean Planque
Cultural place

Granet XXe, collection Jean Planque

Aix-en-Provence

⚠ ⚠ Due to Coronavirus, the site is closed for an unlimited duration. The modern art collection at the Granet Museum was considerably expanded in 2010 when the Jean and Suzanne Planque Foundation made a 15-year donation of the Jean Planque collection, named after the Swiss painter and…

Atelier des potiers
Craftsman / producer

Atelier des potiers

Aix-en-Provence

Filled with daylight and surrounded by the trees in the garden, we organise pottery lessons and summer courses for adults and teenagers at our workshop. For beginners, experts, extroverts, introverts, artists, perfectionists or casual passers-by, the workshop welcomes visitors all the year…

Les Vignerons de Granet
Craftsman / producer

Les Vignerons de Granet

Aix-en-Provence

A few kilometers from the Cours Mirabeau , the Granet Vignerons’ cooperative cellar is located in the Aix-en-Provence district, close to François Marius Granet mansion.

Mr. Chou
Craftsman / producer

Mr. Chou

Aix-en-Provence

Mr. Chou's shop at the top of Cours Sextius is a Bakery-Workshop-Tearoom specialising in chou buns. The eatery serves food throughout the day to eat in or take away with all kinds of chou buns: savoury, sweet, hot and even extra large! When it comes to sweet treats, Monsieur Chou has a wide…

Le Petit Duc
Cultural place

Le Petit Duc

Aix-en-Provence

Le Petit Duc is a concert hall with a program dedicated to song and jazz, open to national and regional artists of all generations, spotted or recognized for their talent. It proposes around forty concerts with a great diversity of styles and approaches testifying to the current lively artistic…

The Painters' ground
Cultural place

The Painters' ground

Aix-en-Provence

The queen of his childhood landscapes, and the obsession of his life as an artist, the Sainte-Victoire mountain dominates the painter's work: 44 oil paintings and 43 water-colours of it are conserved in the world's great museums and in private collections. The most famous pictures were painted…

Au fil des matières
Craftsman / producer

Au fil des matières

Aix-en-Provence

Interior design shop and upholsterer workshop in Aix-en-Provence.

Carlotta - La grande boutique
Fashion / shopping

Carlotta - La grande boutique

Aix-en-Provence

Ready-to-wear for women

Where to eat

La Pizza
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La Pizza

Aix-en-Provence

An institution in Aix since 1952 for its pizzas, risottos, pasta and ravioli.

La Brocherie
Cuisine de Provence

La Brocherie

Aix-en-Provence

With a magnificent fireplace, La Brocherie restaurant serves lunchtime and evening formulas, unlimited starter buffets and many wood-fire grilled dishes.

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…

B Beyrit's
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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.

Marie-Georgette
Restaurants à emporter

Marie-Georgette

Aix-en-Provence

Marie-Georgette's exciting menu is a French take on New York and British specialities in Aix-en-Provence town centre just metres from Cours Mirabeau in the Passage Agard. Brunch menu on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. New salads, premium burgers, eggs benedict, lobster rolls, homemade desserts.

Cay Tam
Restaurants à emporter

Cay Tam

Aix-en-Provence

The Cay Tam is an Asian restaurant serving a wide variety of traditional dishes from all over Asia, as well as many barbecue and fondue specialities from Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

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…

Bagel story
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Bagel story

Aix-en-Provence

Bagel Story serves genuine New York bagels to eat in or take away, just behind the law courts.

Les Coquillages du Roy René
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Les Coquillages du Roy René

Aix-en-Provence

The shells of Roy René is above all a bench of 20 meters of shells and crustaceans. A set of seafood dedicated to tasting, high-end products specially selected to satisfy the most demanding consumers. Roy René's shells are also a restaurant. From seafood platters to on-site dishes or take-out…