17 Sights in Aix-en-Provence, France (with Map and Images)

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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 17 sights are available in Aix-en-Provence, France.

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1. Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur

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Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur Georges Seguin (Okki) / CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

Wikipedia: Aix Cathedral (EN)

2. Pavillon de Vendôme (ou de la Molle)

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The Pavillon de Vendôme, also called Pavillon Vendôme or Pavillon de La Molle, 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, who wanted to own a folly outside the city of Aix. This pavilion owes its fame to the fact that it is said to have housed the love affairs 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 advisor. Since this union would have been considered a mésalliance, and not being able to marry her, the duke decided to become the lady's lover.

Wikipedia: Pavillon Vendôme (Aix-en-Provence) (FR), Website

3. Château de la Gaude

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The Pinchinats district is a rural district located in the north-east 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, referring to 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 Aix city dwellers came to seek coolness in summer, considering this valley to be "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.

Wikipedia: Quartier des Pinchinats (FR)

4. Oppidum d'Entremont

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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.

Wikipedia: Entremont (oppidum) (EN), Website

5. Aqueduc de Roquefavour

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The Roquefavour Aqueduct is an aqueduct in the commune of 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 and built between 1841 and 1847; it is the largest stone aqueduct in the world. It was designated as a monument historique in 2002.

Wikipedia: Roquefavour Aqueduct (EN)

6. Chapelle Notre-Dame de Consolation, dite chapelle Saint-Jacques ou de l'Hôpital

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The Chapel of Our Lady of 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, totally enclosed in the buildings of the Saint-Jacques hospital, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department and in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. The city of Aix-en-Provence owns it.

Wikipedia: Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Consolation d'Aix-en-Provence (FR)

7. Château de la Pioline

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The castle of Pioline is located in the commune of Aix-en-Provence in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône. The former Verdache mill of the 14th century, which has become over the centuries a sumptuous 16th century residence is currently a hotel and a restaurant. The castle has been classified as historical monuments since 20 January 1976.

Wikipedia: Château de la Pioline (FR)

8. Institut d'études politiques

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Institut d'études politiques Sciences Po Aix / PD

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.

Wikipedia: Sciences Po Aix (EN), Website

9. Grand Théâtre de Provence

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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.

Wikipedia: Grand Théâtre de Provence (EN)

10. Granet XXème - Collection Planque

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The Chapel of the White Penitents of the Carmelites is a former chapel of the White Penitents, located on Place Jean-Boyer, southeast of the medieval city center of Aix-en-Provence. It dates back to the seventeenth century. It has been listed as a historical monument since 1951.

Wikipedia: Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs des Carmes (FR)

11. Domaine du Grand-Saint-Jean

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The Domaine du Grand-Saint-Jean is an estate located on the Puyricard plateau, in the commune of Aix-en-Provence. It includes a castle, a chapel and a sheepfold. Its construction began at the beginning of the eleventh century. It now belongs to the commune of Aix-en-Provence.

Wikipedia: Château du Grand-Saint-Jean (FR)

12. Théâtre Nô

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The Théâtre nō d'Aix-en-Provence is a Noh stage located in the northwest corner of Parc Saint-Mitre, in Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, France. It is the only example of traditional Noh theatre in the world outside of Japan.

Wikipedia: Théâtre Nô d'Aix-en-Provence (FR), Website

13. Pont de Saint-Pons

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The Saint-Pons bridge is a road bridge crossing the Arc river at a place called Saint-Pons, west of Aix-en-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône). Built at the beginning of the 14th century, it was extended in the middle of the 18th century, and is still in service.

Wikipedia: Pont de Saint-Pons (FR)

14. Fontaine d'Eau Chaude

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Fontaine d'Eau ChaudeEsby 18:10, 2 November 2010 (UTC) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The hot water fountain, also locally called mossy fountain, is a thermal water fountain, located on the top of the Cours Mirabeau, in Aix-en-Provence, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, in France.

Wikipedia: Fontaine d'eau chaude (FR)

15. Hôtel Lieutaud

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The Lieutaud Hotel is a private mansion located 32 rue Cardinale, in the centre of the Mazarin district in Aix-en-Provence, in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in France.

Wikipedia: Hôtel Lieutaud (FR)

16. Hôtel de Châteaurenard

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The Hôtel de Châteaurenard is a private mansion in Aix-en-Provence, located in the heart of the town of Saint-Sauveur, at the corner of rue des Brémondis and rue Gaston-de-Saporta, at number 19 of the latter.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Châteaurenard (FR)

17. Caserne Forbin

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The Forbin barracks is a former barracks located in Aix-en-Provence, France. It was sold by the State in 1981 and demolished. All that remains is the portal, listed as a Historic Monument, and the chapel.

Wikipedia: Caserne Forbin (FR)

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