Musée Estienne-de-Saint-Jean (du Vieil Aix)

Occupying the lovely Hôtel Estienne-de-Saint-Jean (17C), this small museum houses a variety of objects illustrating local history and traditions: furniture, paintings, earthenware, models, costumes, santons, and puppets portraying the "talking nativity scenes" of old and Corpus Christi processions. Its collection also includes Le Modello by Giovanni Battista Gaulli, known as Baciccio (1639-1709): this masterpiece of Italian art is the small-scale model of a commission by the pope for the Basilique Saint-Pierre.

Useful information

Address:

17 rue Gaston-de-Saporta, 13100 Aix-en-Provence

Phone:

+33 4 42 91 89 78

Price:

3.50 €

Opening hours

mid Apr-mid Oct: 10am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-6pm; rest of year: 10am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-5pm - closed Tue, 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec

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