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Musee du Vieil Aix

Hotel d'Estienne-de-St-Jean | 17, rue Gaston-de-Saporta, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 21 43 55
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Unique Collection

The displays of salons for miniature figurines and the ‘window’ scenes with dolls (crèches) were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
murmac2017
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Slim pickings

Not much here but it is located in a pleasant building. Alert: no public restrooms. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Patrick M
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2 weeks ago
“Unique Collection”
8 Feb 2018
“Interesting small museum ”
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Hotel d'Estienne-de-St-Jean | 17, rue Gaston-de-Saporta, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The displays of salons for miniature figurines and the ‘window’ scenes with dolls (crèches) were superb. It’s an eclectic grouping of treasures but interesting. We were fortunate to visit on a day of free admission.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much here but it is located in a pleasant building. Alert: no public restrooms. The collection of little figure and marionette dolls was more interesting to my wife than to me.

Thank Patrick M
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

The gentleman who greeted us was extremely helpful. He sought us out in one of the exhibit rooms to tell us a movie with English subtitles was about to begin. We found their eclectic collection interesting. There is short English overview guide for all of...More

Thank Diane K
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

It's a little museum but worth the visit when walking from Cours Mirabeau to the cathedral. Very friendly staff. The model of the old palace of the Comptes de Provence shows what has been lost.

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

It was a nice surprise to find out upon entering the museum that it was free. I think it would be worth it to go even if they charged a small fee. The rooms themselves are nice and there is a small collection of ceramics,...More

Thank Tessa C
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

They have a smallish collection of some interesting things, the creche that talks, a little of this, a room with a painted ceiling, some masks that Roi Rene commissioned. It's very nice. The Fetes Dieu room was interesting.

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Interesting & deserted ,, my kind of museum. The title says it all ,, now I have to type another 31 characters. Done it, that's good. But I've just remembered that I should mention the ceiling. So consider it mentioned & enjoy a pleasant 20...More

Thank P0wderh0und1
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the museum to enjoy the architecture of a hotel particulier and were delighted by the stairs, the ceilings (wow) and the doors. What we did not expect was the freaking amazing art the museum houses. We especially loved seeing the "Annunciation", which is...More

1  Thank Mielmonster
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

The museum is so small that one might complain if there were a fee, but there isn't. The house itself is worth seeing, as are the exhibits -- particularly (at least as of this writing) a justly famous Van Eyk Annunciation that is normally in...More

1  Thank dennisfr
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

This small museum (just one floor of a beautiful 17th century town house) has beautiful original features, particularly the ceilings; refined furniture; and displays of puppets, friezes and panels showing processions from the 18th & 19th centuries.

Thank Linda A
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