La Maison du Roy René
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Scat Club de Jazz
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13 rue Gaston de Saporta · interesting places nearby
La Maison du Roy René information
This calissonnier specialises in Aix’s sweetest treat: small, diamond-shaped chewy calissons, wrapped in a communion wafer and glazed with icing sugar. They were first baked for King René’s wedding banquet in 1473; when the Great Plague came in 1630, calissons supposedly staved off the disease. The shop has a small museum, and the factory on the edge of town is open for tours (€5).