Museums and Galleries of Aix en Provence

This section is a guide to the main museums and galleries of Aix en Provence. logoClick here to book a hotel in Aix en Provence

Pavillon de VendomeAix en Provence's museums range from an Op Art palace dedicated to Victor Vasarely, to a secret 17th century love-nest, the city's flagship art collection and the exciting new Caumont Centre d'Art.

hotel de caumont exteriorAn elegant 18th century hôtel particulier in Aix's historic and aristrocratic Mazarin Quarter, the Hôtel de Caumont has been converted into a sumptuous new gallery space under the banner of the Caumont Centre d'Art.

Vega by Victor VasarelyCreated in 1976 by the father of Op Art, the Fondation Vasarely was eroded for decades by a family dispute. But, thanks to a major restoration programme, this visionary centre is now a key destination for anyone interested in modern art.

The Camp des Milles and train wagonBetween 1939 and 1942, Les Milles was an internment camp for political dissidents, artists and intellectuals and Jews about to be deported to Auschwitz. It has now been restored as a Holocaust memorial.

The Musee Granet, Aix en ProvenceOnce a sleepy provincial gallery, the Granet Museum has, thanks to some important loans and bequests, built up a fine collection of modern art over the last decade. It now stages several major exhibitions a year.

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