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“Lovely little musée” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Musee du Vieil Aix

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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Type: History Museums
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“Lovely little musée”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Lovely little museum in four rooms of an interesting building in Aix-en-Provence. Lots of decorative arts pieces, well worth a visit.

Visited December 2012
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framingham, ma
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“quirky, quick tour stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

What a unique collection of artifacts from ancient Aix on display for free, housed in a superb building in inner Aix. Spend a few minutes or an hour getting the feel of what life was like there centuries ago. Fabrics, furniture, games & toys, kitchen implements all thrown together charmingly.

Visited October 2012
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“Small, but Quite Special”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2011

The Musee du Vieil Aix is a sort of historical society dedicated to the decorative arts and history of Aix. The small museum occupies only three or four rooms in a lovely old building just a block or so from the Place des Martyrs de la Resistance and the Cathedral.

The collection consists of faience, sculptures, furnishings, historical artifacts, marionettes, old creche figures, and several tableaux of dolls in drawing rooms settings. Architectural plans of buildings in Aix and other historical items made this far more interesting than the Tapestry Museum nearby. I highly recommend...you'll only need about 45 minutes to do justice to this museum. Entry is free.

Visited October 2010
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“Quite good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2005

One of the better museums in Aix, in spite of its modest size.
Interesting though sporadic collections, especially regarding the
ancient popular festivals. One of its famous hightlights, a
tableau with mechanical figurines, is at present (oct 2005)
not exhibited and awaits being tidied up, however. But include
a visit even if you´re only in Aix for a short stay.

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