Paul Arbaud Bibliographical and Archaeological Museum. Located in an 18th-century house. Exhibits of books about Provence, paintings, sculpture, and regional porcelain.
Location: 2a Rue 4-Septembre
Tel: (33) 442 38 38 95
Open: 14h-17h; Closed: Sunday and holidays; Library open only Tue, Thur.
Vasarely Foundation. Easily recognizable, the building is made of large hexagonal structures, each facade alternating white-with-big-black-circle and black-with-big-white-circle. The buildings are on a hilltop with a fine view across Aix to the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, and surrounded by a large grassy park. A branch of the Fondation Vasarely is located in the village of Gordes.
Location: 1 Ave Marcel Pagnol, Jas de Bouffan, 13090; 2.5 km west of the center, just across the autoroute.
Tel: (33) 442 20 01 09; Fax: (33) 442 59 14 65
Open: 9h30-12h30, 14h-17h30; Closed: Tue.
Cézanne's Studio and Garden. Located outside the ramparts to the north, 500 m from the Cathedral.
Location: 9 Ave Paul Cézanne; 13090
Tel: (33) 442 21 06 53
Open: Jun-Sept 10h-11h50, 14h30-17h50; Oct-May 10h-11h50, 14h-16h50; Closed: Tue, holidays
Entry: about 3 euros
Granet Museum. In the old priory of the Knights of Malta. Beaux Arts: An excellent collection of paintings, some acquired by the legacy of the Aix painter Granet (1775-1849), including Cézanne, Granet and Rubens. Archaeology: The museum has one of the finest pre-Roman collections in the South of France, including Celtic-Ligurian objects and statues from the original sites at Entremont and Aquae Sextiae (see Aix History).
Location: Place St-Jean-de-Malte (13 Rue Cardinale)
Tel: (33) 442 38 14 70
Open: daily 10h-12h, 14h-18h; Closed: Tue.
Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle
Natural History Museum. The collection of mineralogy and paleontology includes Provencal exhibits, and some dinosaur eggs from this region.
Location: 6 Rue Espariat
Tel: (33) 442 26 23 67; Fax: (33) 442 27 43 88
Open: 10h-12h, 14h-18h; Closed: Sunday morning
Entremont Oppidum Celto-Ligure
This iron-age fortified town stands on a hill with a good view. It's a large ares of fields and oak trees surrounding the excavations of the ancient town: scores of low stone walls deliniating small rooms, with more being excavated. It's interesting for fans of archeology, or for the calm nature, but not as a general tourist site.
Location: Plateau d'Entremont (3 km north; bus every half hour from Cours Sextius - "Credit Agricole"); driving, watch for a small road suddenly on the right.
Open: 9h-12h, 14h-18h; Closed: Tue; 1 Jan, 1 May, 1 Nov, 11 Nov, 25 Dec.
Fondation Saint John Perse
Saint John Perse's Foundation. Permanent exhibitions, library, study center.
Location: Cité du Livre, 8 Rue des Allumettes.
Tel: (33) 4; Fax: (33) 4
Open: Tue-Fri 14h-18h; Closed: Sat-Mon
Musée des Tapisseries
Tapestry Museum. Located in a 17th-century Bishop's palace, contains exhibits from Aix in the 19th century, and a series on Don Quichotte's life. Also has paintings and antique fasion furniture.
Location: 28 Place Martyrs de la Résistance (near the Cathedral)
Tel: (33) 442 23 09 91
Open: 10h-12h, 14h-17h45; Closed: Tue.
Musée Vieil Aix
Museum of Old Aix, in the 17th-century Hôtel d'Estienne de St-Jean. The collection of local items includes santons and marionettes.
Location: 17 Rue Gaston de Saporta
Tel: (33) 442 21 43 55; Fax: (33) 442 96 52 76
Open: Nov-Mar 10h-12h, 14h-17h; Apr-Sept 10h-12h, 14h30-18h; Closed: Mon. and October
Paintings and furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Location: Rue Célony
Tel: (33) 442 21 05 78
Open: Summer 10h-12h, 14h-17h; Winter 10h-12h, 14h-18h; Closed: Tue.