Vieil Aix (Old Town)



This part of the city is the continuation of the Town Hall area. The Cathédrale Saint Sauveur bears witness to the presence of Christianity in Aix as far back as the 5th century. Nearby, the first floor of the former Archevêché (archbishop's palace) is home to the Musée des Tapisseries. This building's inner courtyard also serves as the perfect backdrop for the Festival d'Art Lyrique (Operatic Festival), which has been held here every summer since 1948. A few steps further one finds delightful bookshops like Divine Comédie and Rue des Bouquinistes Obscurs, popular destinations for collectors of rare books.

Attractions

Archevêché (L')
Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur
Hôtel Maynier-d'Oppède
Institut d'Etudes Politiques
Farafi
Gibassié (Le)

Restaurants

Bacchanales (Les)
Dernier Bistrot (Le)
Puyfond (Le)

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