Museum of Old Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean

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.

General information

Opening hours and prices

From 16/10/2023 to 15/04/2024.
Closed on Tuesday.
From 10am to 12:30pm and from 1:30pm to 5pm.

From 17/04 to 14/10/2024.
Closed on Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st.
From 10am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 6pm.

On demand.


From 16/10/2023 to 15/04/2024
Full price: 4 €.

From 17/04 to 14/10/2024
Full price: 4 €.

Free entry for children < 26 years, press, Job-seeker.

✘ Free access with the City Pass Aix-en-Provence
✘ Free for under 26 years old, students, journalists, municipal staff, teachers and those who are granted legal 10% aid of the CPA.
✘ Free admission every first Sunday of each month.

With the Aix-en-Provence 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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Museum of Old Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean

17 Rue Gaston de Saporta

13100  Aix-en-Provence


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