Going out in Aix en Provence

Provençal art and handicraft : what to bring back in your suitcases?

Provence is a particularly rich land with regard to handicrafts, both gourmet and artistic. Plan to travel with light baggages on the way out, so that you can bring as many memories as possible when you return !The first thing that you really have to bring from your stay in Aix-en-Provence: the famous calissons, true symbols of the city. For more information about these little sweets, you can consult our article " provençale Gastronomy ".In the gastronomy department, you can also bring in your suitcases a little sun with aromatic herbs, olive oils and local wines. Explosion of flavors...

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The Granet Museum

The history of the Granet Museum is that of the erudite Aixois passionately attached to their city. Born in the middle of the XIXth century, installed in the very chic and new Mazarin district, within the former priory of Malta, in fact the museum has been establisehd from the gifts and bequests of wealthy inhabitants of the city - mostly parliamentarians. Among them, the painter François-Marius Granet, a pupil of Jacques-Louis David and a friend of Girodet and Ingres, bequeathed to Aix-en-Provence his collection of paintings - many of which went to the Louvre. A portrait of this generous...

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