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Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean

Musée Estienne de Saint-Jean (ex musée du Vieil Aix)
Musée Estienne de Saint-Jean (ex musée du Vieil Aix)
Musée Estienne de Saint-Jean (ex musée du Vieil Aix)
Musée Estienne de Saint-Jean (ex musée du Vieil Aix)
Musée Estienne de Saint-Jean
Musée Estienne de Saint-Jean
Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean
Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean
Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean
Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean
Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean
Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean
Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean
Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean

Museum

The Estienne de Saint-Jean private mansion, which become the museum of old Aix in 1932, is the town's history museum.

The museum was founded by Marie d'Estienne de Saint-Jean. The collections created thanks to her numerous donations retrace the history and traditions of Aix-en-Provence.

The collections, made up of furniture, earthenware, traditional figurines, objects from craft guilds and puppets from the talking nativity scene, a popular 19th century show, give us a real insight into the life of Aix's inhabitants.

Some rare pieces can be discovered, such as the screen from the Corpus Christi procession, which evokes a very old tradition celebrated for many years, a modello by G. B. Gaulli, a model of his project for the baptistery of Saint Peter's in Rome, an exceptional piece of 17th century Italian art, or the 'Annunciation' by Barthélémy d'Eyck (one of the painters of the Roy René), a central panel of a 15th century triptych, the other two panels of which can be seen at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam or at the Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium.

With the City Pass

Admission to the Musée du Vieil Aix – Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean is free on presentation of the City Pass. It gives access to the permanent collection and to temporary exhibitions - offer valid for one admission during the period of validity of your Pass.

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Informations

:Every day except Tuesday (weekly closing) - from 10am to 12:30pm and from 1:30pm to 5pm

April 15 to October 14
Every day except Tuesday (weekly closing) - from 10am to 12:30pm and from 1:30pm to 6pm

Exceptionnal closure : 1st of January, 1st of May and 25th of December.

Means of payment

credit card, cash, cheque, visa card, bleue card

Labels and recommendations

Musée de France

Facilities, Services and Conditions

General

  • card shop
  • toilets

Activities

  • permanent exhibitions
  • exhibitions
  • guided tours

Parking

  • Public car park

Spoken language

  • french
  • german
  • english

Location