Fodor's Expert Review Caumont Centre d'Art

Aix-en-Provence Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice
Housed in the glorious Hôtel de Caumont, one of the city's most spectacular 18th-century mansions, this arts center opened in May 2015 after a lavish two-year, €12.6 million restoration. Part of the Culturespaces network of museums and monuments, Caumont is a jewel in the organization's impressively laden crown, and is now one of Aix's top cultural attractions. Besides hosting two world-class art exhibitions per year in beautifully conceived exhibition spaces (the inaugural show was devoted to Venetian master Canaletto), the period rooms are also a joy to behold. The elegant gardens have also been painstakingly restored to their original 18th-century layout, and visitors can enjoy a drink, light lunch, or dessert in the garden restaurant. The indoor Café Caumont is easily Aix's most elegant. There are daily screenings of the film Cezanne in the Aix Region and a series of jazz and classical performances.
Museum/Gallery Arts/Performance Venue Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

3 rue Joseph Cabassol
Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  13100, France

-04–42–20–70–01

www.caumont-centredart.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €8.50, special exhibitions €11

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