Galerie d’Art du Conseil Général des Bouches du Rhône
This museum showcases photography and contemporary art.
Caumont Centre d’Art
Aix’s newest pride and joy is also one of its oldest: a stellar art space housed inside the Mazarin quarter’s grandest 17th-century...
Fontaine d’Eau Chaude
Small 1734 fountain with temperate 18°C water from a spring, in the centre of cours Mirabeau.
Book in Bar
Bibliophiles rejoice: this brilliant Anglophile bookshop has a huge selection of English-language books for sale and a thoroughly...
Something of a hidden address, this elegant restaurant serenades the ravishing hôtel particulier in which it languishes. Two salons sit...
Cours Mirabeau information
No avenue better epitomises Provence’s most graceful city than this fountain-studded street, sprinkled with Renaissance hôtels particuliers and crowned with a summertime roof of leafy plane trees. Named after the revolutionary hero Comte de Mirabeau, it was laid out in the 1640s. Cézanne and Zola hung out at Les Deux Garçons , one of a clutch of busy pavement cafes.
Among the most impressive hôtels particuliers is Hôtel d’Espargnet (1647) at No 38, now home to the university’s economics department. Photography and contemporary art get an airing inside Hôtel de Castillon, now the Galerie d’Art du Conseil Général des Bouches du Rhône .