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- Around the rue Mignet -

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Chapelle de la Visitation, ou Sainte Catherine Eglise de la Madeleine Hôtele de Valbelle, sous-préfecture Place des trois Ormeaux Place des Prêcheurs Rue des Epinaux
56 Place des Prêcheurs
57 Eglise de la Madeleine
58 Place des trois Ormeaux
59 Rue des Epinaux
60 Chapelle Sainte-Catherine
Chapelle de la Visitation
61 Hôtel de Valbelle / Sous-préfecture
  Hôtel particulier

The rue Mignet, named after one of Aix's most famous historians, sets off on a straight, gentle, uphill slope from the palatial Courthouse (Palais de Justice) to the Place Bellegarde - where once stood the massive town gateway (porte Bellegarde) - in preparation for an abrupt take-off toward Sisteron, and the Alps. The Place des Prêcheurs, named after the Dominican convent next to the Eglise de la Madeleine "catty-cornered" from the courthouse, was for many years (15th century) a favorite stroll for Aixois "in the king's - good king René's - garden". Its charm, diluted by the presence, and frequently sollicited gallows, lost its appeal in the seventeenth century in favour of the Cours Mirabeau ; the good king's garden - and gallows - being replaced by Aix's most colorful and fragrant institution, le marché (flowers, fruits and fleas):Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings.
Note : Cézanne's last residence, N° 23 rue Boulegon - the chapel of the Visitation of Saint-Mary (1647) founded by the grandmother of Madame de Sévigné, today named Chapelle Sainte-Catherine - the splendiferous Hôtel de Valbelle, late seventennth century, at no's 22-24, rue Mignet, presently occupied by the sub-prefecture of the Department of the Bouches du Rhône.


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