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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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Useful Information


Prices

Entrance between €0.00 and €3.70
✘ Full price 3,70 euros
✘ Free for under-26s, people with disability card, people with press card and International Speaker Guides
✘ Free admission to the museum every first Sunday of each month.

✘ Free access with the City Pass Aix-en-Provence.

✘ Winter Pass Museum : This 12-euro Pass allows admission to all Aixois municipal museums from 1st December to 31 March 2020 :
▶ Musée du Vieil Aix
▶ Musée Granet / Collection Jean Planque
▶ Musée des Tapisseries
▶ Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme

Means of payment

cash, cheque, visa card, bleue card

Labels and recommendations

Musée de France

Facilities, Services and Conditions

General

  • card shop
  • implementation of sanitary measures

Activities

  • permanent exhibitions
  • exhibitions
  • guided tours

Internet

  • internet access

Parking

  • Public car park

Spoken language

  • french
  • german
  • english

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