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Explore interesting sights in Aix-en-Provence, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 16 sights are available in Aix-en-Provence, France.Sightseeing Tours in Aix-en-Provence
1. Pavillon de Vendôme (ou de la Molle)
The Pavillon de Vendôme, also called Pavillon Vendôme, is a former mansion, housing the museum of the Pavillon de Vendôme-Dobler, located in the city of Aix-en-Provence in France. It was built by Louis de Mercœur, Duke of Vendôme, wishing to possess a folly outside the city of Aix. This pavilion owes its fame to the fact that it would have sheltered the loves of the Duke of Vendôme and the Belle du Canet, Lucrèce de Forbin-Solliès, widow of Honoré de Rascas, Lord of Canet. The duke wanted to marry her, but this plan upset King Louis XIV because Mercœur was the widower of Laure Mancini, niece of Cardinal Jules Mazarin, a court counselor. Since this union would have been considered a misalliance, and could not marry her, the duke decided to become lover of the lady.
2. Château de la Gaude
The Pinchinats district is a rural district located northeast of the city of Aix-en-Provence, part of the canton of Aix-en-Provence-Nord-Est. It takes its name from the Provençal penchinats, designating the combing workshops that were established there in the Middle Ages. These workshops required abundant and pure water. The Pinchinats valley is considered the "water tower of the city of Aix" and has long been a place where the city-dwellers of Aix came to seek freshness in summer, considering this valley as "the most pleasant stay in the Aix countryside". The district is known for being home to beautiful bourgeois residences, including the Château de la Mignarde which has an important history.
3. Oppidum d'Entremont
Entremont is a 3. 5-hectare (8. 6-acre) archaeological site three kilometres from Aix-en-Provence at the extreme south of the Puyricard plateau. In antiquity, the oppidum at Entremont was the capital of the Celtic-Ligurian confederation of Salyes. It was settled between 180 and 170 B. C. , somewhat later than the inhabitation of other oppida, such as Saint-Blaise. The site was abandoned when it was taken by the Romans in 123 B. C. and replaced by Aquae Sextiae, a new Roman city founded at the foot of the plateau. By 90 B. C. , the former oppidum was completely uninhabited.
4. Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur
Aix Cathedral in Aix-en-Provence in southern France is a Roman Catholic church and the seat of the Archbishop of Aix-en-Provence and Arles. The cathedral is built on the site of the 1st-century Roman forum of Aix. Built and re-built from the 12th until the 19th century, it includes Romanesque, Gothic and Neo-Gothic elements, as well as Roman columns and parts of the baptistery from a 6th-century Christian church. It is a national monument of France.
5. Monuments gallo-romains
The ancient theater of Aix-en-Provence is the most imposing ancient monument of the town. However, it was only discovered in 2004, although speculation about its existence was made as early as the sixteenth century. As was supposed, it was discovered on the site of the ancient city of the Towers, on the site of the Church of Our Lady of the Seds, in the western part of the ancient city of Aquae Sextiae.
6. Aqueduc de Roquefavour
The Roquefavour Aqueduct is an aqueduct in Ventabren, near Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. The aqueduct was first planned in 1565, but it was not realized until the 19th century. It was designed by Jean François Mayor de Montricher, built between 1841 and 1847, and is the largest stone aqueduct in the world. It was designated as a "monument historique" in 2002.
7. Chapelle Notre-Dame de Consolation, dite chapelle Saint-Jacques ou de l'Hôpital
The chapel of Notre-Dame de la Consolation is listed as a historical monument by prefectural decree of 3 November 1987. It is located along Avenue Philippe Solari in Aix-en-Provence, completely enclosed in the buildings of the Saint-Jacques Hospital, in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône and in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. The city of Aix-en-Provence owns it.
8. Château de la Pioline
The Château de la Pioline is located in the commune of Aix-en-Provence in the Bouches-du-Rhône department. The old mill of Verdache of the fourteenth century, became over the centuries a sumptuous residence of the sixteenth century is currently a hotel and a restaurant. The castle has been classified as a historical monument since 20 January 1976.
9. Institut d'études politiques
Sciences Po Aix, also referred to as Institut d'Études Politiques (IEP) d'Aix-en-Provence, is a Grande École of political studies located in Aix-en-Provence, in the South of France. It is associated with Aix-Marseille University and is part of a network of ten Institut d'études politiques, known as IEP.
10. Grand Théâtre de Provence
The Grand Théâtre de Provence (GTP) is a venue located in the new Aix-en-Provence in district "Sextius Mirabeau". A symbol of the Aix region was used for the design of the volumes of this room: the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, recalled in particular by the stones of different colours on the outside.
11. Granet XXème - Collection Planque
The Chapel of the White Penitents of the Carmelites is a former chapel of the White Penitents, located Place Jean-Boyer, southeast of the medieval city center of Aix-en-Provence. It dates from the seventeenth century. It has been listed in the inventory of historical monuments since 1951.
12. Domaine du Grand-Saint-Jean
The Domaine du Grand-Saint-Jean is an estate located on the Puyricard plateau, commune of Aix-en-Provence. It includes a castle, a chapel and a sheepfold. Its construction began in the early eleventh century. It now belongs to the commune of Aix-en-Provence.
13. Pont de Saint-Pons
The Pont de Saint-Pons is a road bridge crossing the Arc River at a place called Saint-Pons, west of Aix-en-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône). Built in the early fourteenth century, it was enlarged in the mid-eighteenth century, and is still in use.
14. Hôtel Lieutaud
The Hotel Lieutaud is a mansion located at 32, rue Cardinale, in the center of the Mazarin district of Aix-en-Provence, in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, in France.
15. Hôtel d'Olivary
The Hôtel d'Olivary, also known as Hôtel Paradis or Hôtel de Silvacane or Revest-de-Montvert or Pignet-Guelton is a private mansion located at No. 10 rue du Quatre-Septembre, in Aix-en-Provence (France).
16. Hôtel de Châteaurenard
The Hôtel de Châteaurenard is a mansion in Aix-en-Provence, located in the heart of the village of Saint-Sauveur, at the corner of rue des Brémondis and rue Gaston-de-Saporta, at no. 19 of the latter.
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