Église St-Jean de Malte
This 13th-century Gothic church in Aix’s Quartier Mazarin was the first of its kind in Provence. It sports a 67m tower, and its ancient...
Place des Quatre Dauphins
This especially charming square in the old town has a fountain (1667) with water-spouting dolphins.
Fontaine du Roi René
Lovely 1819 fountain featuring the king holding grapes, in the centre of cours Mirabeau.
Les Deux Garçons
Cézanne and Zola once lingered in this classic brasserie-cafe, complete with snooty waiters in waistcoats and a huge, chronically...
Something of a hidden address, this elegant restaurant serenades the ravishing hôtel particulier in which it languishes. Two salons sit...
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Musée Granet information
This fabulous art museum sits right near the top of France’s artistic must-sees, housing works by some of the most iconic artists associated with Provence, including Picasso, Léger, Matisse, Monet, Klee, Van Gogh and, perhaps most importantly of all in Aix, nine works by local boy Cézanne. The collection is named after the Provençal painter François Marius Granet (1775–1849), who donated a large number of works, and housed inside a dramatic 17th-century priory.