To do in Aix

You come with your children at the summer academy? Aix-en-Provence and its surrounding area have some surprises in store for you and your family: culture, leisure, sport and nature.

 

Culture

Musique dans la Rue

During the summer academy, the Darius Milhaud Conservatoire organises "Musique dans la Rue". Thanks to this well-known festival, we will discover some new talents, but also some internationally renowned artists in very eclectic music styles (classic recital, early music, jazz brass bands, world music...). Everyday, mostly at the end of the day, you can attend for free several live concerts in historical sites of the city (Cour de l'Hôtel de Ville, Cloître Sainte Catherinne de Sienne...)
Some summer academy's trainnes will present to the public of the festival what they will have learnt during the choreographic workshops within the framework of a stroll with somme musicians (see the course content for more information).
The schedule will be available in june!

Aix-en-Provence website

 

Musée Granet

This national museum hosts nearly 1200 masterpieces. The permanent exhibition shows a part of its precious works such as paintings of Rembrandt, Ingres, Granet or Cézanne. Jupiter and Thetis, the Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres' masterpiece, deserves on its own a visit of the museum.

This summer, a great exhibition will be devoted to Charles Camois, a painter native to Marseilles who lived during the early 20th century renowed worldwide for his great Fauvism work. The exhibition will gather more than 60 works of Camoin, but also of Moreau, Matisse and Cézanne.

Musée Granet website

 

Caumont Centre d'Art

The hotel de Caumont, master of the 17th century, hosted up to 2013 the Darius Milhaud Conservaoire. The utility company Culture Espaces acquired it in order to manificiently restore it and turn it to a setting for exceptional exhibitions. During the week of the summer acadamy, you will be able to admire a major exhibition devoted to the great English artist William Turner.

Centre d'Art Caumont website

 

There also are a lot of other things to see and to listen in Aix-en-Provence and its surrounding area, but also in Marseilles, located less than 30 minutes by public transports.

 

Leisure

What could be more pleasant than dreaming on the patio of one of the legendary cafés of Aix-en-Provence, in the shadow of the plane trees? 

Unless you prefer enjoying the thermal baths, legacy of the foundation of Aquae Sextiae.

 

Strolls

If during summer, forest walks are regulated in order to control as good as possible the fire risks, you will be able to enjoy the access to the famous Sainte-Victoire Mountain, located nearby Aix-en-Provence. Cézanne went there everyday on foot!

If Aix-en-Provence is the provençal countryside's jewel, nevertheless, it is not located too far from the Mediterranean Sea, its rocky inlets and its coves...

 

 

 

Logos Conservatoire et AB  

Design and pictures (*): Nicolas Jullien and Karine Aznar for Atelier Ballet d'Aix-en-Provence
(* except artist and teacher’s personal pictures)