Time for lunch and to revisit the map. Make sure you arrive for lunch early as all the tables are taken :0…
Next stop…homewares and fabrics….
So many beautiful hand made pieces… details, colours and patterns ….
Less people than you’d think attend, enough to be interesting, not enough to feel stifled, and all relaxed and enjoying the ambience, both sellers and buyers ….
Creativity abounds in Aix and here are three fabulous Museums to Visit after you have exhausted the Cote Sud experience.
I literally stumbled upon this elegant 17th century building in 2015. Upon entering the narrow reception, you move through into a voluminous space, which at that time was filled with huge Picasso canvasses and exquisite works from Matisse.
The Musée is renown and hosts world class exhibitions. The collection houses over 600 exquisite paintings and sculptures, ranging in era and style from Renaissance to contemporary pieces.
The museum is a 5 minute walk from the city square, so an easy amble from the centre ville. Be on the lookout or reduced rates and guided tours offered three times a week.
Musée Granet, Petite Rue Saint-Jean Aix en Provence, FR, +33 4 42 52 88 32
During the last years of his life, Aix en Provence native Paul Cézanne settled in a picturesque country cottage to produce art and live out the rest of his days. Now, decades later, his studio is open to the public.
Cézanne loved Aix and is a source of pride for the city. Visit Atelier de Cézanne, immerse in his environs and inspiration, and you are sure to walk away understanding the context of his work. Be sure to check out the Painter’s Park as well.
Atelier de Cézanne, 9 Avenue Paul Cézanne Aix en Provence, FR, +33 4 42 21 06 53
Visit Fondation Vasarely and discover a number art works that are actually optical illusions.
For a small fee, attend a weekend tour and learn all about the large pieces, some of which are displayed on the museum lawn.
Fondation Vasarely offers workshops for adults, as well as children, and also hosts a number of events, including concerts, conferences, cultural festivals and activities. It’s a feast for the imagination.
Fondation Vasarely, 1 Avenue Marcel Pagnol Aix en Provence, +33 4 42 20 01 09