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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
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 "... Read more
Purchased in 1859 by Cézanne's father, the bastide of Jas de Bouffan remained the property of the family until 1899. For 40 years, Paul Cézanne will find there his main reasons for inspiration. He painted directly on the walls of the large living room on the ground floor his first great works... 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
In 1786, the Marquis de Méjanes bequeathed a collection of 80,000 volumes to the City of Aix. Built around the rich heritage of Méjanes library, the Cité du Livre houses the Saint-John Perse Foundation, the Image Institute, Albert Camus Center and the Crusader Scriptures. It organizes numerous... Read more
Created on a salyen oratory and then around a chapel of the eleventh century, the Domaine du Grand Saint-Jean brings together one of the most remarkable architectural and landscape patrimonies of the city of Aix en Provence. With its open air theater, it hosts performances of the Festival of Lyric... Read more
The former convent of the Preachers (Dominicans) settled in 1274, was completely rebuilt from 1691 to 1703. Behind its 19th-century facade, this church-museum contains many works by artists who lived in Aix, including the exceptional altarpiece of The Annunciation dating from 1444 (now visible in... Read more
The fortified church owes its name to the hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem. Built in the 13th century, outside the ramparts, it is the first Gothic building in Provence. It once housed in its lateral chapels the burials of the counts of Provence of the house of Barcelona. Next to the church,... Read more
Having gained international fame, Victor Vasarhelyi, known as Vasarely, established in 1966 the principle of a non-profit foundation to disseminate his conception of an "art for all" integrating art and architecture. It was in 1976 that he inaugurated the Architectural Center of Aix,... Read more
It was not until the 19th century that the Place d'Albertas served as a setting for a fountain. In 1912, cracks on the soft stone of the central part make it necessary to replace it. It was redone identically, but with a cast iron bowl made by the students of the School of Arts and Crafts of... Read more
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