Gardens of the Pavillon de Vendôme

Park and garden
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Large French-style park, where the Pavillon de Vendôme, a 17th century Aix-en-Provence residence, is located.
The garden of the Pavillon de Vendôme is located in the heart of downtown, on the northwest side in the Faubourg des Cordeliers district. The main entrance is on the south side by rue Celony, passing in front of the pleasant rose garden, then the Chinese-inspired forged gate and its park, or by the gate on the north side, by rue de la Molle.

The Pavillon de Vendôme and its garden were built in 1652 for Lucrèce de Forbin-Solliès, known as La Belle du Canet, at the request of Louis de Mercoeur, Duke of Vendôme and Governor of Provence. At her death, the pavilion belonged successively in 1682 to Gautier de la Molle, attorney general, in 1730 to Jean-Sébastien Van-Loo, painter, and in the 19th century to Henri Dobler, who then bequeathed it to the city for the creation of a museum.

Today, the garden has been restored according to engraved documents of the 17th century, in its simple and powerful geometry.

The Pavilion now houses a museum. Embellished by its French garden, the museum invites you to a walk in the heart of history. Pruned boxwoods, fountains and a rose garden accompany you on this journey. This space of 9000 m² is the privileged place of expression of the passionate gardeners who, every year, decorate the flowerbeds in a singular way.
General information
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
  • Park :
    • Park
Services, Tours, Activities and entertainment
  • Bathroom/toilets :
    • Public WC
  • Leisure facilities :
    • Play area
    • Picnic area
Gardens of the Pavillon de Vendôme
32 rue Célony
Jardins du Pavillon de Vendôme
32 rue Célony
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.530835
Longitude : 5.442169