Calisson-Museum - Confiserie du Roy René

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From nougat to Calisson: the Roi René Calissons, a family story in Provence.
The Calisson of Aix is fully recognized as a heritage of the city of Aix-en-Provence and more generally as one of the gastronomic emblems of Provence. Beginner or enthusiasts can continue their journey in the heart of the authentic flavors of the Calisson by visiting the magical environment of the Roy René, a century-old house.

Just 10 minutes from downtown Aix-en-Provence, surrounded by more than 2 hectares of young almond trees, stands the Confectionery Factory of Roy René, which combines tradition and modernity. Labeled the Mediterranean Sustainable Building, it contains a state-of-the-art production area.

La Fabrique hosts the Musée du Calisson, which offers a true gourmet epic!

In this place, suspended between the past and today, one passes from one epoch to another, from one season to another, from the blossoming of the almond trees to the harvest gestures, from an old chip tool to this virtual one that allows realizing in real time a batch of real calissons!
The public follows the work of the confectioners and the stages of production of the little "hugs of Provence" and offers a total diving in this fascinating and gourmet world that is confectionery.

Round off a trip to the Calisson Museum with a bit of fresh air to uncover the history of the almond tree in Provence in 2ha of grounds open to the general public.
Jardins du Roy René is home to an almond tree orchard with 300 trees, a regional and Mediterranean plant garden and heirloom orchard protecting fifty almond trees from nineteen different Provençal species. The grounds were set up in 2016 and symbolise a commitment to revive Provence's almond tree and fuel sustainable development. The grounds showcase our region's wealth of plantlife. Whether it be flowers or trees, the idea is to itemise, collect, tend and, most importantly, protect these species. Everything is grown in line with organic farming and agroecology methods.
Accessible for disabled
Opening period (s)From 01/01 to 31/12/2024, daily.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.
General information
  • Parking :
    • Free car park
    • Coach parking
  • Client profile :
    • Groups
    • Home school groups
    • Groupe Affaire/incentive (EN)
    • Cycle 2: elementary School
    • Cycle 4: middle School
    • Cycle 3: elementary school (CM1, CM2)
    • Cycle 1: nursery school
    • Children from 3 to 5 years
    • Holiday Camps Home
    • Children from 6 to 12 years
    • Young people from 13 to 17 years old
    • Cycle 3: college (6th)
    • High school
  • Environments :
    • Town outskirts
  • Visits :
    • you can visit it
  • Price :
    • Free
  • Information panel language(s) :
    • French
  • Help for client/transport :
    • Coach access
  • Park :
    • Park
  • Sustainable development :
    • Label sustainable development
  • Special rates available for :
    • Special rate for jobseekers
Services, Tours, Activities and entertainment
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours available permanently
  • Group tour services :
    • Unguided group tours on request
    • Guided group tours on request
  • Entertainment :
    • Activity
    • Entertainment
    • Product tasting
  • Visit :
    • Tour free of charge
    • Guided tours
    • Themed tour
  • Rooms equipped for :
    • Seminar/meeting
  • Shop :
    • Shop
  • Hire/loan :
    • Room hire
  • Restaurants :
    • Free choice of caterer
  • Services :
    • On-line reservation
  • Marketing method :
    • Online shop
  • Interior facilities :
    • Lift
    • Air conditioning
    • Toilets
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Toilets accessible to wheelchair users
    • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
    • Site, building totally accessible
    • Hard coating
    • Clear traffic area
    • Elevator to standards
    • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
    • Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
  • Accessibility Criteria for Hearing Impairment :
    • Hearing disability
    • Visual alarm with flash light
  • "Tourism & Disability" Certification :
    • Mental disability
    • Physical disability
    • Visual disability
    • Hearing disability
  • Special rates available for :
    • Special rate for disabled people
Calisson-Museum - Confiserie du Roy René
5380 Route D'Avignon
RN7 - quartier La Calade
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French


Free of charge.
Musée du Calisson - Confiserie du Roy René
5380 Route D'Avignon
RN7 - quartier La Calade
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.581667
Longitude : 5.378418