The gorgeous Renaissance hotel in Aix-en-Provence is almost as much of an art gallery as it is a place to stay. Paying homage to this most historic of cities, our 5-star hotel hosts more than 400 specially commissioned artworks throughout its 133 guest rooms and 7,500 square feet of meeting space. Take a stroll in our spacious garden or enjoy the world-class food by our in-house chef Arnaud Davin. Our beautiful grounds are also just a short and pleasant stroll from Aix’s old town. Our local Navigator Jakob is on hand to guide you through the cultural delights of this enchanting town.
This early 19th-century restaurant is infused with royal grandeur, where patrons can savor dishes like Conchiglionis with Provençale sauce.
Bastide du Cours is situated in its namesake, luxury hotel, dating back to 1807. Warm colors are splashed liberally in its interiors, replete with blazing orange walls, vermilion velvet sofas and tablecloths, and enchanting lamps casting a golden glow. Ornate white archways, heavy curtains, and bookshelves lined with volumes create a palatial charm. This restaurant also has a long patio with maroon sofas and potted plants, and a majestic terrace. Their dishes, prepared under chef Charly Valdez, blends globe-spanning cuisine with the traditional flavors of Provence. Guests can savor appetizers like Catalane with pickled peppers and anchovies, and Tartar of Mediterranean Tuna, soaked in olive oil. This is followed by meat dishes such as Grilled Charolais Tartar and seafood like Fricassee of Gambas. Finish your meal with a gourmet cheese platter or a choice of desserts including Vanilla Bourbon, Profiterolles Chocolat and Poached Pears.
Address: 43-45-47 Cours Mirabeau, Aix-en-Provence, 13100, France
Phone: +33 4 4226 1006
Website: http://bastideducours.com/Hotel: Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel
Distance: 0.9 mi
This pub offers a decidedly masculine ambience and boasts a wild mix of artisan beer, creative cocktails, and heady dance and music.
Rue de la Verrerie is always bustling with stylish crowds, charmed by its eclectic selection of bars. The Kerry is one of the most popular pubs on this street. It attracts customers interested in a fusion of music, dancing, sports and spirits. It has a wood-decked ceiling, bare red brick walls and bar counters, adorned with chalkboards displaying their beverage selection. Guests are seated on wooden stools, while lamps cast a dim glow over the place, creating a muted ambience. However, when the music begins, this place comes alive, as patrons dance with reckless abandon. Bands play the latest gigs from genres like R&B, techno, rock and hip-hop. This place is always teeming with football fans as their television screens are tuned on to major games. Head here during their happy hours for the best deals on draft beer, champagne and inventive cocktails.
Address: 38 Rue de la Verrerie, Aix-en-Provence, 13100, France
Phone: +33 4 4238 2166
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 04:00 PM to 02:00 AM,Saturday from 03:00 PM to 02:00 AM,Sunday from 08:00 PM to 02:00 AMHotel: Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel
Distance: 1.4 mi
This bar offers a secluded terrace with views of a sparkling water fountain, and a shady sidewalk, where guests can sip classic French wine.
Le Bouddoir offers a charming dining room, as well as a beautiful terrace and patio, with the view of an adjacent street fountain. Their sidewalk seating, with a bold maroon sign, potted plants and gray garden umbrellas, is always bustling with locals and tourists alike. A choice of à la carte and prix fixe menus offer classic French bistro fare. For breakfast, guests can relish a salmon sandwich or Thai salad. Their lunch menu includes medium and rare steak, rice served with leek purée and grilled fish, and a skewered tuna dish accompanied by rice and cabbage. Do not miss their homemade desserts like the pear crème brûlée. Enjoy a selection of rosé wines and creative cocktails to the sound of live concert music.
Address: 28 Place des Tanneurs, Aix-en-Provence, 13100, France
Phone: +33 4 4261 3519
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 07:00 AM to 02:00 AM,Sunday from 10:00 AM to 08:00 PMHotel: Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel
Distance: 0.8 mi
Musicians and bands such as Sumenta Nova and Kinadiava play deep vocal and instrumental melodies, while guests enjoy whiskey or champagne.
As the clock strikes 11p, flamboyant folks don their most chic apparel and head to Son Des Guitares Aix. Their valet parking services allow guests to concentrate on enjoying their eclectic selection of liquors. This club's contemporary ambience was designed by the architect, Gerard Martens. It exhibits eye-catching posters of guitars and photographs of previous parties. Its violet ceiling with white lamps is reminiscent of a starry night sky, while its counters are lined with golden bulbs. Seated on plush sofas, and bathed in psychedelic lighting, guests can listen to classic Corsican music as well as the genres of pop and rock. This club hosts concerts, with excellent orchestra and acoustic systems, that go until the wee hours of morning.
Address: 4 Boulevard Carnot, Aix-en-Provence, 13100, France
Phone: +33 4 9133 1147
Opening hours: Tuesday from 11:00 PM to 06:00 AM,Thursday to Saturday from 11:00 PM to 06:00 AMHotel: Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel
Distance: 1.6 mi
Its upper dining room exudes a vintage charm, while its cave-like lower room, with subtle lighting, is ideal for romantic evenings.
Lavault Restaurant has two stories: an upper dining room, and an iron, spiral staircase leading to a cave with a vaulted ceiling. Seated on plush sofas in this beige stone grotto, guests speak in muted tones and savor globe-spanning cuisine, in a dim, candlelight atmosphere. Their upper room boasts of shimmering candles placed on silver, crystal chandeliers, and ornate mirrors and doorways. They offer a choice of prix fixe menus by Chef Frédéric Lavault. Their appetizers include foie gras. This is followed by meat dishes like Filet Mignon de Sanglier and seafood such as Dos de Cabillaud. Do not miss their White Chocolate Cheesecake with Blueberry Coulis for dessert. Your meal is complemented by a selection of French wine including Domaine de la Blaque and Chateau Val D'Arenc. This stylish venue can also be hired for parties and business meetings.
Address: 24 Rue Félibre Gaut, Aix-en-Provence, 13100, France
Phone: +33 4 4238 5728
Opening hours: Tuesday to Wednesday from 07:00 PM to 11:30 PM,Thursday to Saturday from 12:00 PM to 02:30 PM,Thursday to Saturday from 07:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Website: http://www.lavault.net/Hotel: Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel
Distance: 1.4 mi
The psychedelic lighting of its dining room contrasts with its tranquil Zen garden, where guests can savor Mediterranean haute cuisine.
“Frère” means “brother” in French. As its name suggests, Les 2 Frères is managed by a team of two siblings. A luxurious dining space, with rosy pink, printed wallpaper and mood lighting, leads into a terrace garden laden with bamboo and Japanese cherry blossoms. Decorated by a famous architectural firm, it is infused with soothing Zen elements. A sense of calm pervades through the entire space. Its open kitchen is separated from the dining area by a translucent partition. Its furniture consists of stark white sofas with ellipsoidal curves, and stools in geometrical shapes like cubes and cylinders. Guests can savor appetizers such as Langoustine with Iberican ham and red cabbage juice. Their entrées include Jacques Scallops a la Plancha, blended with Piedmont hazelnuts and leek. Finish your meal with French cheese such as Camembert or desserts like Lychee Pavlova and Mango Coulis. Their beverage list comprises of creative cocktails such as the cognac-based Sweet Alchemy, and wine like Sauvignon Marigny Neuf. Check their website for details on exclusive wine tasting and jazz evenings.
Address: 4 Avenue de la Reine Astrid, Aix-en-Provence, 13090, France
Phone: +33 4 4227 9032
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM,Monday to Thursday from 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM,Friday to Saturday from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM,Sunday from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM,Sunday from 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Website: http://www.les2freres.com/Hotel: Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel
Distance: 1.5 mi
This venue merges casino games with performances by world-renowned artists. It also offers a globe-spanning, fine dining experience.
Pasino d'Aix en Provence is always teeming with excitement, as large groups gather for a one-stop entertainment and dining experience. This casino boasts more than 320 games with attractive prizes, comprising of Blackjack, poker, bingo, roulette, slot machines, and video and arcade games. The musically inclined can listen to the likes of Carla Bruni and Lara Fabian, while those in a mood for humour can attend shows by Rachid Badouri, Michael Gregorio and Patrick Bosso. The gastronome is not left behind either, with five themed restaurants offering eclectic cuisines, from French and Italian, to Japanese and Moroccan. Patrons can also avail of offers that tie prix fixe menus with game coupons. Kids too needn't feel bored, with animation and art workshops, and amusing clowns. This venue, with its multiple auditoriums, conference rooms, concert halls and exhibition spaces, can be hired for corporate parties, meetings, product launches and conventions. It also offers talent such as dancers, orchestra and DJs for hosting a cocktail party or a wedding on-site.
Address: Avenue de l'Europe, Aix-en-Provence, 13090, France
Phone: +33 4 4259 6900
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 10:00 AM to 03:00 AM,Friday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 04:00 AM,Sunday from 10:00 AM to 03:00 AM
Website: http://www.casinoaix.com/Hotel: Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel
Distance: 0.4 mi
Green slopes, laden with bunches of fresh grapes and olives, surround a futuristic winery and château, which produce unique Provençal wine.
The town of Le Puy Sainte Réparade, in Provence, is renowned for its extensive vineyards. Château La Coste boasts of 101 hectares (250 acres) of farmland, replete with majestic oaks, olive and almond trees, wildflowers and grapevines dotting the hilly terrain. At its center stands a pale pink Venetian villa, dating back to 1682, surrounded by workers' cottages and farmhouses. This estate also showcases a number of installations by global architects and artists. Its state-of-the-art winery was designed by celebrated French architect, Jean Nouvel. It follows eco-friendly techniques of fermentation to manufacture exclusive wine such as the Première Cuvée Blanc, Les Pentes Douces Rouge and Rosé d'une Nuit. Visitors can also avail of guided tours like their Sculpture Walk, and Art and Architecture Walk, as well as wine tasting sessions. Their café serves a choice of cheese, light snacks and cakes.
Address: 2750 Route de la Cride, Le Puy Sainte Réparade, 13610, France
Phone: +33 4 4261 8998
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Website: http://www.chateau-la-coste.com/Hotel: Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel
Distance: 9.4 mi
This shop prepares calissons and cantaloupes with flowery and fruity aromas and flavors, using recipes passed down four generations.
A visit to Aix-en-Provence isn't complete without sampling calissons, a candy unique to this city. This pale yellow confectionery is typically infused with a distinct melon or orange flavor. It is garnished with ground almond paste and coated with royal icing or sugar glaze. It is a must-have dessert during Christmas celebrations in Provence. The family-owned Confiserie d'Entrecasteaux is one of the best places in the city to sample this candied fruit dessert. The red doors and walls of this shop are reminiscent of a thick, strawberry syrup. Its window displays beckon visitors to enter and sample diamond-shaped calissons in unusual flavors like lavender and pure cocoa. Experience a blend of tastes as the fruit and almond paste, with hints of sugar and honey, melts in your mouth. Customers can forget about their diets, as it is difficult to stop at just one sweet. Their beautifully-packaged boxes can serve as the perfect gift for loved ones. On certain days, one can avail of a tour of their workshop, located on an adjacent street.
Address: 24 Cours Sextius, Aix-en-Provence, 13100, France
Phone: +33 4 4222 7684
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM,Monday to Saturday from 02:00 PM to 07:00 PMHotel: Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel
Distance: 0.6 mi
Shop for towels and tablecovers with vintage, Provençal patterns, Asian stoles and cutlery in eye-popping hues, and soft fur cushion cases.
Esprit des Lieux en Provence is a great place to shop for classic Provençal fabric, especially linen. Their textile is available in varying degrees of softness, and sports unique patterns. This store also boasts an odd assortment of gifting goods, European figurines, decor items, tablecloths, shawls and pillow covers. Browsing through their wide array of merchandise, one might just come across a treasured souvenir, a vintage table or a beautiful Christmas gift. They sell a range of premium leather purses and sling bags by Kaszer, a renowned home decoration and leather goods manufacturer. Women can also shop for kimonos in floral patterns, sewed from traditional materials. Couples can register for a wedding list at this boutique.
Address: 10 rue Gaston de Saporta, Aix-en-Provence, 13100, France
Phone: +33 4 4221 2074
Website: http://www.el-decoration.com/Hotel: Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel
Distance: 1.3 mi
This sqaure is replete with a canopy of white chestnuts, stately homes and a sculptural fountain, inspired by the European Renaissance.
Literally translated, “Place des Quatre-Dauphins” means “Place of the Four Dolphins.” It is located in the city's Mazarin District, which is famous for its historical houses and fountains. This square, constructed in the 17th Century, forms the intersection of two roads: Rue du 4 Septembre and Rue Cardinale. It is dotted by horse chestnut trees and mansions with intricate architecture. At its center stands the Fontaine des Quatre-Dauphins, a recognized historical monument of the country. As its name suggests, this water fountain represents four dolphins carved by the famous sculptor, Jean-Claude Rambot. This square is also popular due to its proximity to Cours Mirabeau, one of the most famous streets in the city.
Address: Place des Quatre-Dauphins, Aix-en-Provence, 13100, France
Phone: +33 4 4216 1161Hotel: Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel
Distance: 1 mi
Enjoy the best of French style chocolate that made with only the finest ingredients and real cocoa butter.
zChocolat offers a selection of some of the finest chocolates in the world. There are precisely 26 exclusive creations that pay homage to the French style of chocolate-making, which means that their chocolates are 100% cocoa butter, low in sugar, and are preservatives-free. zChocolat does not just provide delectable chocolates, but the staff makes sure that they are impeccably gift-wrapped as well with your choice of wrapping paper.
Address: 5 Rue Fabrot, Aix-en-Provence, 13100, France
Phone: +33 4 42 91 43 65
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,Monday to Friday from 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Website: http://www.zchocolat.com/Hotel: Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel
Distance: 0.9 mi