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Place de l'Hotel-de-Ville, Aix en Provence

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.

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. At the centre is a fountain built in 1755, with a Roman column topped by a laurel and globe. Sculptor Jean-Pancrace Chastel also added gargoyles at the edges of the column base. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the square hosts a flower market, and on the first Sunday of every month, a book fair is organized here.


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About Place de l'Hotel-de-Ville

 Place de l'Hôtel de ville, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France

 +33 4 42 17 10 43

Place de l'Hotel-de-Ville and Nearby Sights on Map

Vieil Aix

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

Aix en Provence Hotel de Ville

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

L'Ancienne Halle aux Grains

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

Palais de l'Archêveché

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

Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur

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 d'Albertas

Place d'Albertas is a beautiful square surrounded by mansions of the d'Albertas with a fountain in the centre

Aix en Provence Palais de Justice

The Palais de Justice (Law Courts) is the second most important Appeals Court in France after the one in Paris

Thermes Sextius

Thermes Sextius is a spa in Aix with natural thermal spring water

Cours Mirabeau

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

Caumont Centre d'Art

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