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Previously a grand mansion, Pavillon de Vendome is now the home of a museum displaying ancient and contemporary paintings, photography, and other artwork. Admire rare, 17th- and 18th-century paintings and sculptures. The mansion is an example of ancient Classical architecture and was registered as a historical monument in 1914. The central fountain in the museum's French garden is especially well-preserved. Plan to visit Pavillon de Vendome and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Aix-en-Provence attractions using our Aix-en-Provence trip site.
Pavillon de Vendome reviews
I would walk through here if staying in this neighborhood. It is not worth a special trip but is worth a walk through just to enjoy the park for a bit. Could be a detour back into town if you’ve... more »
very pleasant. a small park, French style gardening, space for kids to play, table for picnic in a special area more »
If you happen to pass by, have a look at this nice 17 century private hotel that belonged to the duc de Vendôme, Antoine Matisse. There is a museum inside that regularly hosts different exhibitions. The gardens surrounding the house are great during the summer.
These lovely traditional formal gardens were on the route from our hotel to the centre of Aix, so we stopped off a couple of times. There are lots of benches to sit on, and it's a nice tranquil spot.
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