Culture

The Pays d’Aix is famous for its historical and cultural heritage and attracts many visitors from around the world every year.

Aix-en-Provence, the historical capital of Provence, is one of the most beautiful art cities in France. It is a typically cultural city.

It is famous for its Festival d’Art Lyrique created in 1948, but also for its concerts in the Saint-Sauveur Cathedral, its theatre and dance events such as the Ballet Preljocaj, its museums, theatres and cultural sites:

Grand Théâtre de Provence, Conservatoire Darius Milhaud, Caumont Centre d’Art, Théâtre du Jeu de Paume, Musée Granet, Musée Arbaud, Musée du Vieil Aix, Musée des Tapisseries, L’Atelier Cézanne, Pavillon Vendôme, Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Cité du Livre, Fondation Vasarely, Fondation Saint John Perse, Mémorial des Milles, Oppidum d’Entremont, and, of course, the “Pavillon Noir”.

But there are other cultural events which enrich the cultural heritage of the Pays d’Aix:

  • La Roque d’Anthéron and its international piano festival and the Abbaye de Silvacane
  • The Festival de Pâques at the Grand Théâtre de Provence
  • Fuveau and its Salon des Ecrivains