Aix en Provence Art Galleries
(Aix en Provence, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France)
A number of quality art galleries exist in Aix en Provence and visitors will find an eclectic mixture of paintings and art works.
The Musée des Tapisseries is amongst the best place to enjoy contemporary pieces, while for those with an interest in Victor Vasarely, a visit to the Fondation Vasarely will be in order.
Other notable art galleries in Aix en Provence include the Musée Granet, which is a perennial favourite for art lovers wishing to view works by the French impressionist painter, Cézanne.
Musée des Tapisseries
Address: Ancien Palais de l'Archevêché, 28, Place des Martyrs de la Résistance, Aix en Provence, F-13100, France, FR
Tel: +33 04 42 23 09 91
The Musée des Tapisseries is housed in the historic setting of a former archbishop's palace. On display are series of tapestries dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, together with fine furnishings originating from that time. As well as the work of established artists, the museum also exhibits the latest work of modern artists from all over the world.
Open hours: Wednesday to Monday - 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge; free for visitors under 25 years of age
Address: 1 Avenue Marcel Pagnol, Jas-de-Bouffan, Aix en Provence, F-13090, France, FR
Tel: +33 04 42 20 01 09
Built in the 1970s by the artist Victor Vasarely, this is a place where visitors can really explore the use of art in architecture, as well as discover for themselves the works of Vasarely, seen as the founder of 'Op Art'. Exhibits include his 'plastic alphabet', Vasarely's apartment building designs and numerous optical illusions.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday, July and August - 11:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 19:00; September to June - 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 - 18:00
Address: Place Saint Jean de Malte, Aix en Provence, F-13100, France, FR
Tel: +33 04 42 52 88 32
Housed within the Priory of the Knights of Malta, the Musée Granet is one of the finest of France's provincial museums of archaeology and fine art. Most of France's best painters from the 16th to the 20th centuries are represented within its permanent collection. Over the past twenty years, it has acquired eight of Cézanne's works of art. Its archaeological collection recalls the ancient history of Aix en Provence right from the earliest days of civilization.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday, June to September - 11:00 to 19:00: October to May - 12:00 to 18:00