The Hôtel de Caumont was originally a mansion built as a château and its park in the sixteenth century. Four elements characterise this kind of layout: the gate, the courtyard, the main building and the garden. The mansion was listed as a monuments in 1925 and renamed the Caumont Centre d’Art in 1987. Every year, … Read more » “Caumont Center of Art”
The Tapestry Museum (musée des Tapisseries) is a large building composed of four wings surrounding a courtyard, the former Archbishop’s Palace (Musée du Palais de l’Archevêché). The museum stores a rich collection of tapestries from the 17th and 18th centuries and remarkable pieces of furniture. There is a gallery on the ground floor and a … Read more » “Tapestry Museum”
The museum displays nearly 12 000 paintings, sculptures and archaeological pieces. Paintings from the 17th century French school, a room devoted to Paul Cézanne, the Giacometti Collection, as well as collections from the European schools (Flemish, Italian, Dutch)and, a sculpture gallery, and Celto-Ligurian and Roman sculptures.
The collections evoke the history and traditions of Aix in the setting of a beautiful aristocratic home. The museum shows furniture, earthenware, figurines, objects from the guilds of craftsmen as well as lifelike nativity crib puppets.