Museum of Tapestries, Archbishop's Palace

  • On demand
Museum Arts and culture, Fine Arts, Photography and cinema, Modern/contemporary art Decorative arts
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Created in 1909, now an accredited Musée de France, the tapestry museum is housed on the 1st floor of the former Archbishop's Palace, in the staterooms.
The palace, a listed Historic Monument, is made up of four wings and an interior courtyard and was, until the beginning of the 20th century, the residence of several Aix prelates. The different eras and residents have left their mark on the palace's architecture, which has been renovated and restored to its former glory.

The collection, made up of 17th and 18th century tapestries, consists of three suites, with: 'The Grotesque', inspired by Berain, 'The Story of Don Quixote', by Natoire and 'Russian Games', by Leprince. There are also some remarkable pieces of furniture (cabinets, chairs, dressers).

On the ground floor, the 'Gothic' room hosts temporary exhibitions, while the courtyard houses the Theatre of the Archbishop, one of the venues of the Aix-en-Provence Festival (Opera Festival).

Boasting an international reputation, the Aix Festival has given a new direction to the museum since the 1970s. It has resulted in the creation of a collection of textile arts, contemporary arts and performing arts with the aim of creating an 'Opera Centre' to house the town's opera heritage collections originally created for the Aix Festival and the Jeu de Paume theatre.
Public parking (Parking Pasteur)
Opening period (s)From 18/05 to 06/10/2024, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.

From 07/10 to 31/12/2024, daily.

On demand.
  • categories :
    • Musée de France
General information
  • Parking :
    • Parking nearby
  • Client profile :
    • Groups
  • Park :
    • Park
Services, Tours, Activities and entertainment
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Entertainment :
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Concert
    • Entertainment
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
  • Rooms equipped for :
    • Concert/events
Museum of Tapestries, Archbishop's Palace
Palais de l'Archevêché
28 Place Des Martyrs de la Résistance
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From 18/05 to 06/10/2024
Full price: from 6 € (10€ combined ticket Musée du Pavillon Vendôme + Musée des Tapisseries).

From 07/10 to 31/12/2024
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

// Carte Pass Musées valid from June 15th to September 29nd €22 :
allowing 1 admission to the 4 museums of the City:
Granet/Granet XXe
Pavillon de Vendôme
Vieil Aix and Tapisseries, as well as the Escalier de l’Hôtel de Chateaurenard
Chapelle de la Visitation.
Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
Palais de l'Archevêché
28 Place Des Martyrs de la Résistance
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.531572
Longitude : 5.44793