Museum of Old Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean

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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.
Public parking (Parking Pasteur at 100m)
Opening period (s)From 15/04 to 15/10/2023.
Closed on Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st.
From 10am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 6pm.

Closed from 22 May to 16 June due to the installation of the new exhibition.

From 16/10/2023 to 14/04/2024.
Closed on Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.
From 10am to 12:30pm and from 1:30pm to 5pm

Closed on December 24th and 25th and on January 1st.

On demand.
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    • Musée de France
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  • Information panel language(s) :
    • French
    • German
    • English
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Museum of Old Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean
17 Rue Gaston de Saporta
Phone : +33 4 42 91 89 78
Phone : +33 4 88 71 74 31


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.
Musée du Vieil Aix - Hôtel Estienne de Saint-Jean
17 Rue Gaston de Saporta
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.530583
Longitude : 5.447471