Built between 1285 and 1350 in a potpourri of styles, this cathedral includes a Romanesque 12th-century nave in its southern aisle;...
Les Carrières de Bibemus
In 1895 Cézanne rented a cabanon (cabin) at Les Carrières de Bibemus, on the edge of town, where he painted prolifically. Atmospheric...
Calissons du Roy René
A Thousand and One Nights soft-lit den ideal for lounge music, sheeshas (water pipes) and teas.
Le Poivre d'Âne
Locals flock here for affordable, creative, contemporary cuisine in a stylish setting. In summer its tables spill across one of Aix’s...
Roy René information
Lonely Planet review
Aix's sweetest treat since King René's wedding banquet in 1473 is the marzipan-like local speciality, calisson , a small, diamond-shaped chewy delicacy comprising 40% ground almonds and 60% fruit syrup, wrapped in a communion wafer and glazed with white icing sugar. When the Great Plague came into town in 1630, calissons supposedly staved off the disease. Traditional calissonniers still make the sweets, including Roy René, which also runs guided tours at its out-of-town factory/museum.