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Top 10 places in Aix en provence
Our app features the history of 75 monuments and great sites including places to discover Aix en provence. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Aix en provence
To the north of the city, the village Saint Sauveur occupies the site of the ancient Roman city. It extends from the cathedral to the Tower of the Clock (City Hall). The remains of the medieval ramparts are visible, at the top of the street Jacques de la Roque (to the right of the street of the... Read more
More than a museum, the Atelier des Lauves, built in 1901 by Cézanne, is a true place of memory, marked by the artist's imprint. It allows to discover the familiar objects of the painter, his artistic preferences. The workshop is equipped with an audiovisual room projecting a film "the universe... Read more
Built on the site of a Roman monument, the cathedral underwent many transformations between the 5th and the 18th century. This architectural variety is immediately read on its façade: on the right, to the south, the Romanesque portal of the 12th century adjoins a Roman wall, while to the north, the... Read more
The first town hall of Aix en Provence was located on the Place de l'Annonerie-Vieille. In the fourteenth century, in the years following the reunion of Bourg Saint-Sauveur and the town of the comtale, it was transported to the portal Peint. The design of the façade, inspired by the Italian... Read more
Unique French camp for both internment, transit and deportation. A major European memory site that retains traces of artists and intellectuals who have stayed there (Max Ernst, Golo Man, MPs, Nobel Prize winners, etc.). The "tuilerie" is under construction until September 2011 (site visit and... Read more
One of the most beautiful regional museums in France. After the success of the exhibition "Picasso Cézanne", come and discover the permanent collections that will take you through the centuries from the 14th to the 20th century: French, Flemish, Dutch, Italian schools with works by Rembrandt,... Read more
Constructed between 1665 and 1668 for the governor of Provence, Louis de Vendôme to shelter his secret loves with the beauty of the canet, the pavilion was bought in 1682 by the general lawyer Gautier de la Molle and then in 1735 by the painter Jean- Baptiste van-Loo. Surrounded by a French park,... Read more
The Cours Mirabeau, 440 meters long and 42 meters wide, is the link between the Mazarin neighborhood in the south and the old shopping center in the north. It is today one of the most frequented and lively places of Aix en Provence. Thanks to its plane trees, its fountains, its cafés, the course... Read more
Gate of the military post of Sextius, then of the town Saint Sauveur, the communal tower spans the street on Roman bases of white limestone. Raised in 1510 and restored with accolades and flamboyant pinnacles, the "tower of the great orrology", as early as the 14th century, is the sign and organ of... Read more
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