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Place d'Albertas is a beautiful square surrounded by mansions of the d'Albertas with a fountain in the centre.
Place d'Albertas is a beautiful square surrounded by mansions of the d'Albertas with a fountain in the centre. The d'Albertas were an influential family in 18th century Aix, and commissioned the Vallons to design their houses around the square in Regency style, with wrought-iron balconies and elegant ornamentation. The cast-iron fountain in the centre was created by students of Arts et Metiers in 1912.
11 Rue Espariat, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
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
Passage Agard, which links Cours Mirabeau to Place de Verdun, is a narrow corridor lined with small shops and restaurants
The Palais de Justice (Law Courts) is the second most important Appeals Court in France after the one in Paris
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
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 Caumont Centre d'Art is a new art gallery housed in an elegant 18th century house with tastefully furnished period rooms, rococo tea rooms and well-manicured classic French gardens
Fontaine des Quatre Dauphins or Fountain of the Four Dolphins is the central highlight of the Place des Quatre Dauphins in the heart of the Mazarin district
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