Musée du Calisson, Confiserie du Roy René

Musée du Calisson, Confiserie du Roy René, Aix-en-Provence: Hours, Address, Musée du Calisson, Confiserie du Roy René Reviews: 4/5

Musée du Calisson, Confiserie du Roy René

Musée du Calisson, Confiserie du Roy René
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9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Le Calisson est une confiserie unique qui a traversé l’histoire. Reconnu du patrimoine de la ville d’Aix-en-Provence et plus largement comme un des emblèmes gastronomiques de la Provence. Au sein de la récente fabrique des calissons du Roy René, se trouve le Musée du calisson. Celui-ci offre la découverte des premiers gestes pour la récolte des amandes jusqu’à la fabrication du calisson. Un espace qui surplombe les ateliers de fabrication et de conditionnement, visibles à travers de grandes baies vitrées.
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Onaturel
Oslo, Norway134 contributions
...if you want to kill some time
Nov 2019 • Family
It is a good visit to learn how they make the calissons. We were on our own and it was fine, glad we didn’t pay for a guided visit.
The virtual calisson making is a fun machine and you get a mini-calisson as a reward.
The shop is nice, but prices are higher than your regular supermarket. You though get some varieties and flavours that I have not seen in the stores.
Written November 3, 2019
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Bob R
55 contributions
Watch them being made
Sep 2019
Just for fun because we were in the area, we stopped here and enjoyed watching this famous and delicious snack be made. Very interesting process and worth an hour or so of your time. Of course, had to buy a box but well worth it.
Written October 12, 2019
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Hello Bob R, Thank you very much for your comment. We are very glad that you enjoyed your experience in our Calisson Museum. Have a nice day !
Written October 31, 2019
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Lanxlad
Washington DC, DC370 contributions
Marzipan
May 2019 • Couples
We needed to buy a gift for our hosts. A wide variety of very good marzipan not readily available elsewhere and very tasty. Helpful staff.
Written August 5, 2019
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Virginie_ltd
Oxford, UK10 contributions
Amazing time with family!
Dec 2018 • Friends
We had a very nice visit at the museum! Very interesting and entertaining. Manon, our guide was very professional and friendly. We really enjoyed it and we loved eating Calisson!! We even made our own calisson with Manon 😋
Written December 22, 2018
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Hello, and thank you for your comment. We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit in the Calisson Museum. Thank you for your message about Manon, we will give it to her ! See you soon !
Written January 11, 2019
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murmac2017
Toronto, Canada162 contributions
Clever Interactive Displays
May 2018 • Couples
This museum is cleverly designed - film, giant black and white photos, vintage machinery you can touch, glass cabinets, and interactive technology. You can watch the factory floor from windows on high, and rent an audio guide (French or English) for €3. It’s well done and there is plenty to learn. ‘Exit through the gift shop’ might be cliche, and unless you have an audio guide not actually necessary, but it is a marvellous gift shop - worth the browse for sure.
Written May 28, 2018
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Ines
Budapest, Hungary91 contributions
A lot more than one expected
Apr 2018 • Couples
I knew about calissons and wasn't sure what this place could offer, how wrong was I! This is the place where they produce this city's specialty sweets. On the top floor you'll find the free entry museum which walks you through the process of production and presents the history of the brand. Also you can oversee the manufacturing process from above direct if you visit on a working day. Can be very interesting for kids as well. Of course you will find a factory store as well with a wonderful selection of tastes, gift sets, boxes. Glad we visited.
Written April 1, 2018
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ydshym
Aix-en-Provence, France185 contributions
Nice expérience to dissocier how is made the calisson
Mar 2018 • Friends
Very interesting visit with nice staff and finally good shop. We dissocier all the process with machineries, basic products and how know.
Written March 14, 2018
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Richard B
County Kilkenny, Ireland115 contributions
Sweet Museum
Feb 2018 • Friends
Called in to buy a present and decided to visit the exhibition. Well worth it. Extremely well laid out and presented in both English and French. Learned a lot. Sadly the factory had finished production on the day but it is possible to look directly on to the factory floor and the videos in the museum explain the process. Entry is currently free.
Written February 12, 2018
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rachel j
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Lovely stop-off with a car
Jun 2017 • Solo
I love a quirky outing and I really liked this as a fun hour or so out of Aix in the car. It's not a huge museum but it's a lovely site and actually rather an attractive brand new factory. The museum gives you a good idea of how calissons are made and their history.

It is all in French but even with fairly rudimentary French I enjoyed myself.

Also a well stocked shop full of calisson goodies, although if I'm honest these are not the best tasting calissons I've had by a long shot.

I was there on a Saturday and although there's a viewing area for the factory, no one was at work (naturally)!
Written June 8, 2017
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Madam Rachel J, We thank you for your comment and are delighted that you have enjoyed your visit in the Museum of the Calisson! Cheers to the confectionery of René Roy!
Written August 25, 2017
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WanderingOnion
Denver, CO251 contributions
Small and interesting.
Jun 2017 • Couples
This museum is very small, only one room. The displays are related to the history of calissons production, and all are in French with a small English translation in the corner.

There are large windows that allow for observation onto the factory floor. It was fascinating to watch the mass production. There is also a computerized interactive guide to the production floor.

In the back of the museum room there is a computerized game where visitors can "make" their own calissons. After successful "production" a hatch on the machine opens and samples are available inside.

Worth the 1 hour stop.
Written June 1, 2017
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Madam, Sir, We thank you for your comment and are delighted that you have enjoyed your visit in the Museum of the Calisson! Cheers to the Roy René's confectionery !
Written August 25, 2017
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