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Museums in Aix-en-Provence
 

Musée Granet

place saint Jean de Malte
tel : +33 442 381 470

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Housed in the historic priory of the
Order of the Knights of Saint-John next to the church of Saint-Jean de Malte, rue Cardinale, the "Granet" contains important collections from the 17th and 18th centuries, pre-Roman statuary from Entremont, the oppidum 2 kms to the north of Aix-en-Provence ; also, famous canvases by Guy Constantin, Granet, Ingres, as well as a clutch of lesser known Cézannes.

 

Atelier Cézanne

9 avenue Paul Cézanne
tel : +33 442 210 653

A ten-minute hike uphill from the parking Pasteur, on your left hand, overlooking Aix-en-Provence and surrounding countryside. The view is now limited by urban and natural growth, though the atelier has retained much of its 19th century atmosphere, furnishings, and memorabilia... a shrine.

mornings : 10 am til 12 noon
afternoons : 2 pm til 5pm.

Entrance fee : 5,50 €

 

Musée des Tapisseries

place de l’Archevêché
tel : (+33) 442 230 991

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former archbishop’s palace (recently renovated). A superb display of tapestries, many of which date from the XVII and XVIII centuries.

mornings :10 am til 12 noon
afternoons : 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
closed : Tuesdays and National holidays.

Entrance fee : 2 €

 

Musée du Vieil Aix

17, rue Gaston de Saporta
tel : +33 442 214 455

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Noteworthy for its magnificent doorway, vestibule and staircase, with its wrought-iron balustrade. The Hôtel d’Estienne de Saint-Jean, one of three Aix-en-Provence town houses attributed to Pierre Puget, recalls a time when Aix-en-Provence was the elegant capital of Provence.

mornings : 10 am til noon
afternoons : 2:30 pm til 6 pm
closed : Mondays and National holidays.
closes at 5 pm in winter

Entrance fee : 4 €

 

Pavillon Vendôme

32 rue Célony
tel : (+33) 442 210 578

One of Aix’s more delightful and worst-kept secrets, a love-nest built by Louis de Mercœur, Governor of Provence, for his "friend", la Belle du Canet. Set in a "jardin à la française" it is furnished with period pieces, tastefully restored. Frequent exhibitions are largely devoted to the history of Aix-en-Provence.

mornings : 10 am til 12:30 pm
afternoons : 1:30 pm - 17:30 pm,
closed : Mondays, Christamas day and Labour day.

Entrance fee : 2 €

 

Fondation Vasarely

1 avenue Marcel Pagnol
tel : (+33) 442 200 109

An ambitious projection of twentieth century Aix-en-Provence into the age of "Op Art", exemplified by Hungarian born Victor Vasarely. Exhibitions of contemporary art, and some permanent pieces by Vasarely.

mornings : 10 am til noon
afternoons : 2 pm - 5:30 pm
weekends : 10 am - 7 pm

Entrance fee : 9 €
children (3-7 yrs old) : 4 €
groups/+15 persons : 6 €
school groups : 4 €
adult groups : 6 €

 

Museum of Natural History

6 rue Espariat
tel : (+33) 422 219 127

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Housed in the prestigious Hôtel Boyer d’Eguilles, the Museum’s collections of fish, insects, plants, dinosaurs and their eggs take you on a sixty million year trip in time.

mornings : 10 am til noon
afternoons : 1 pm til 5 pm

Entrance fee : 2 €

 

 

Oppidum d'Entremont

Celto-Ligurian stronghold
3 km north of Aix-en-Provence
route de Puyricard
tel : (+33) 422 631 320

We call Entremont, just outside the city limits on the plateau de Puyricard. An archaeological excavation first realised by the German luftwaffer (air-force) during world war II (while setting up radars for the regions defensive shield)

mornings : 10 am til noon
afternoons : 2 pm - 5:30 pm
closed : Tuesdays and National holidays

Entrance fee : free

 
 

Musée Arbaud

2a rue du 4 septembre
tel : (+33) 442 219 133

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A fine Aix-en-Provence town mansion in the
Quartier Mazarin, containing a rich collection of Moustier porcelaine and a distinguished private library.

afternoons : 2 pm - 5 pm
closed : Sundays and National holidays

Individual rate : 3.00 €
Reduced rate : 1.50 €
Child rate : 0.00 €

 
 
 

 


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