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Pavillon de Vendôme museum

Pavillon de Vendôme
Pavillon de Vendôme
Pavillon de Vendôme
Pavillon de Vendôme
Pavillon de Vendôme
Pavillon de Vendôme
Pavillon de Vendôme
Pavillon de Vendôme
Pavillon de Vendôme
Pavillon de Vendôme
Pavillon de Vendôme
Pavillon de Vendôme
Pavillon de Vendôme
Pavillon de Vendôme
Pavillon de Vendôme
Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme
Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme

Museum

Since 1990, the Pavillon de Vendôme, a 17th century mansion, has held numerous modern and contemporary art exhibitions.

This building was commissioned by Louis de Mercoeur, Duke of Vendôme, as a place he could meet his lover Lucrèce de Forbin Solliès, known as the 'Belle du Canet', or 'Beauty of Canet'. In 1906, Henri Dobler, an art collector, bought the Pavilion and set about having it restored and refurnished. On his death, in 1941, he left it, along with his collections, to the town of Aix-en-Provence in order for it to be turned into a museum showcasing the town's 17th century mansions.

The Pavilion is surrounded by a French formal garden, and its façade, which superimposes the three classical orders, is adorned with baroque atlantes, garlands of fruit and a mascaron, which is said to be the effigy of the Beauty of Canet.

Its collections are made up of 17th and 18th century portraits, Provençal furniture, as well as canvases of the four seasons, exceptional works of Aix heritage restored over recent years.

With the City Pass

Admission to the Pavillon de Vendôme Museum 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

Until April 14:
Every day except Tuesday (weekly closing) - from 10am to 12:30pm and from 1:30pm to 5pm

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

Exceptional closures: 1st of January, 1st of May and 25th of December.

Prices

Entrance €3.70
✘ Normal rate : 3.70 euros
✘ Free access with the City Pass Aix-en-Provence. Subject to availability.
✘ Free access with PASS Musées d'Aix: 12 euros: 4 museums / 7 exhibitions (until March 31st 2019). It gives access once to Granet museum (and Granet XXe), musée du Vieil Aix, Pavillon de Vendôme and musée des Tapisseries.
✘ Free for people up to 25 years, students, journalists, municipal staff, teachers and those who are granted legal 10% aid of the CPA.
✘ Free entry every first Sunday of the month.

Means of payment

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

Labels and recommendations

Musée de France

Facilities, Services and Conditions

Activities

  • concerts
  • permanent exhibitions
  • exhibitions
  • guided tours

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