To conquer the hearts of culture lovers and soak up the rich cultural heritage of Provence !
Historic buildings, numerous permanent or temporary exhibitions, architectural works….
An exceptional heritage…. An ideal destination for a cultural and festive stay
Aix-en-Provence, a Roman city was founded in 122 BC, famous for its thermal baths, its colorful alleys, its bourgeois buildings and its fountains,
its city center contains one hundred and fifty-six historical monuments, most of which date from the 17th and 18th century.
Many museums, its architecture, its thermal baths, its vineyard, its festival, its land, its art of living, its shopping streets...
THE CAUMONT HOTEL
Former hotel, completely renovated, is one of the architectural marvels of the city of Aix en Provence. Superb temporary exhibitions, dedicated to the greatest artists. Snack in the tea room and a detour to the shop… Essential to visit in Aix-en-Provence, if you are an art lover
SAINT SAUVEUR CATHEDRAL
It contains the sarcophagus of Saint-Mitre, a canonized martyr, as well as "the Burning Bush" of Nicolas Froment. This cathedral was built between the 12th and 15th centuries, both in Romanesque and Gothic style
THE VENDOME PAVILION MUSEUM
The Pavillon de Vendôme, the most attractive follies inherited from the Grand Siècle is surrounded by a sumptuous French garden. Numerous portraits from the 17th and 18th centuries and Provençal furniture. Since 1990, the Vendôme pavilion has presented numerous exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. A museum that evokes the setting of the Aix hotels of the Grand Siècle
THE JAS DE BOUFFAN BASTIDE
La Bastide du Jas de Bouffan is the family home of the painter Paul Cézanne, places where he made his most beautiful watercolors. The bastide and its park are now classified as historical monuments. Essentials to visit in Aix-en-Provence
PAUL CEZANNE'S STUDIO
You can discover Cézanne's studio and his garden where he produced some of his greatest masterpieces. An almost intact workshop, where the intimacy of the "father of modern painting" still hovers and where the mysteries of his creativity lurk
THE GRANET MUSEUM
Located near the Cours Mirabeau, in the former Malta Palace. Magnificent collections of paintings, ranging from the 14th to the 20th century, such as Rembrandt, Ingres, Cézanne or Giacometti and Picasso are in the spotlight
THE CHURCH OF THE MADELEINE
Built in the 18th century by Laurent Vallon, guardian of the “Madeleine chez Simon” by Michel Serre or the “Triptych of the Annunciation”, by the Flemish artist Barthélémy d’Eyck. The Church of the Madeleine is one of the most sumptuous monuments to see in Aix-en-Provence
THE VASARELY FOUNDATION
You will discover the geometric abstract art works of the artist Vasarely as well as temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. An imagined architectural center, designed by Victor Vasarely. A fascinating world of optical art. Listed as a historical monument
The city of Marseille has a wide range of museums, from art to local history, archeology and Egyptian antiquity.
The museums in Marseille have something to satisfy all tastes....
A cultural stopover in the Phocaean City during your stay at Villa la Licorne
"Musée des Civilizations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée" is located at the entrance to the old port, three sites deployed between city and sea, in the heart of Marseille, it relates the history and culture of the Mediterranean and Europe. Modern building designed by the architect Rudy Ricciotti, it connects Fort Saint Jean with a footbridge
This museum is the city's must-see cultural attraction, it offers an exceptional view of Marseille and the Frioul islands
MUSEUM OF MEDITERRANEAN ARCHEOLOGY
A la veille charité, Mediterranean Archeology Museum with objects from Egyptian and Greco-Roman antiquities.
Statues and sarcophagi, room decorated like a traditional Egyptian burial chamber, antique make-up palettes, beautifully ornate vases, well-preserved furniture, objects from Greco-Roman antiquity and others from Celtic-Ligurian Provence
THE COSQUER CAVE
The only decorated cave in the world whose entrance opens under the sea, submerged at a depth of 37 meters
Only known Paleolithic cave in the south-east of France. you have to go through a 175-meter-long hose to get there. The cave paintings that adorn the walls of the cave date from two distinct periods: -27,000 years and -19,000 years
An Ice Age climate and landscape, with global warming causing the waters to rise, the cave became inaccessible around 9,000 years ago
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS OF MARSEILLE
The Museum of Fine Arts of Marseille located in the left wing of the Palais Longchamp, The Palais Longchamp is composed of a water tower and two wings which house the two major historical museums of Marseille : the Natural History Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts
MARSEILLE HISTORY MUSEUM
Archaeological finds on the local past made throughout the city of Marseille.
Exhibition of a vast collection of artifacts unearthed during the construction of the shopping mall and evoking the plague of 1720 in Marseille
ROMAN DOCKS MUSEUM
One of the few remaining Roman trading warehouses in the world. You can discover nautical artifacts recovered from more than 20 shipwrecks excavated in the city's port, large ceramic jars used for agricultural storage in Roman times.
One of the few Roman warehouses with the walls and wells of medieval houses, as well as detailed exhibits on the role of dolia (ceramic jars) in wine regions
Discover the Cantini Museum, a mansion that houses an important collection of modern and contemporary art. It has one of the largest collections in France devoted to the beginnings of modern art, including works by Henri Laurens, Max Ernst, Victor Brauner and Charles Camoin
The Cantini Museum is located in the heart of the city. A must if you love art