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The Archbishop's Palace was once the residence of the archbishop of Aix, but today houses the Musee des Tapisseries (Tapestry Museum) on the 1st floor, displaying 17th and 18th century tapestries.
The Archbishop's Palace was once the residence of the archbishop of Aix, but today houses the Musee des Tapisseries (Tapestry Museum) on the 1st floor, displaying 17th and 18th century tapestries. Every summer, it hosts the Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence which showcases opera and music productions.
36 Rue Gaston de Saporta, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
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Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur or Aix Cathedral has elements spanning from the 6th to 19th centuries, with its architecture being a unique blend of Romanesque, Gothic and neo-Gothic styles
Place de l'Hotel-de-Ville is the main square at the heart of Aix-en-Provence, surrounded by beautiful historical buildings such as the Town Hall, Belfry, and Corn Exchange
To the north of Cours Mirabeau lies the historic and charming Vieil-Aix or Old Town, with narrow streets lined with shops and restaurants, and colorful weekend markets
The Hotel de Ville (Town Hall) on Place de l'Hotel de Ville in the Old Town is a striking building in Italian style, built between 1655 and 1678 to plans by architect Pierre Pavillon, with sculptures by Jean -Claude Rambot and Jacques Fossé
The Corn Exchange, built in 1754 on the Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville to designs by the Vallons, was once a granary but today houses the post office and public library
Joseph Sec was a master carpenter, timber merchant and Jacobin He commissioned a masonic monument with statues representing figures from the Old Testament, New Testament and other ideals, which stand as a rare example of architecture from the time of the French Revolution
Thermes Sextius is a spa in Aix with natural thermal spring water
Place d'Albertas is a beautiful square surrounded by mansions of the d'Albertas with a fountain in the centre
The Palais de Justice (Law Courts) is the second most important Appeals Court in France after the one in Paris
Cours Mirabeau is a major boulevard in Aix-en-Provence lined with double rows of plane-trees that form a natural canopy over the road, running from Fontaine de la Rotonde to Place Forbin