Quartier Mazarin

Interesting
Laid out like a grid, this quarter is the creation of Archbishop Michel Mazarin, brother of the famous cardinal. It was created in the south of the old town between 1646 and 1651, after which time the ramparts were replaced by a carriageway: cours Mirabeau. Handsome town houses and elegant fountains are indicative of the residential nature of this noble quarter.

Useful information

Adresse : 

rue Mazarine

Nearby tourist attractions

Musée Paul-Arbaud
Musée Paul-Arbaud
This museum housed in a late-18C mansion
Fontaine du Roi René
Fontaine du Roi René
King René d'Anjou (1409-1480) made Aix
15 minutes
Brasserie Les Deux Garçons
Brasserie Les Deux Garçons
Don't miss this grand café, with its
30 minutes
Fontaine des Quatre-Dauphins
Fontaine des Quatre-Dauphins
In the centre of this tiny square stands
15 minutes
Caumont Centre d'Art
Caumont Centre d'Art
This elegant 1720 building adorned with
30 minutes
Fontaine Moussue
Fontaine Moussue
This moss-covered fountain was built in
15 minutes
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Fontaine du Roi René
Fontaine du Roi René
King René d'Anjou (1409-1480) made Aix
15 minutes
Brasserie Les Deux Garçons
Brasserie Les Deux Garçons
Don't miss this grand café, with its
30 minutes
Fontaine des Quatre-Dauphins
Fontaine des Quatre-Dauphins
In the centre of this tiny square stands
15 minutes
See all