Stages

Théâtre de l'Archevêché

Théâtre de l'Archevêché - Public - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2016
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Palais de l'Ancien Archevêché
Place des Martyrs de la Résistance
13100 Aix-en-Provence

Use the ‘Pasteur’ or ‘Bellegarde’ car parks,
about a 5-minutes' walk from the theatre.​
Parking Pasteur - 4 minutes' walk from the Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède
Parking Signoret - 6 minutes' walk from l'Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède
Parking Bellegarde - 7 minutes' walk from l'Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède
Diabline A or B
Parking Relais les Hauts de Brunet - Bus 5 > stop Briand or Bus 7 > stop Pasteur-Notre Dame
Parking Relais Route des Alpes - Bus 23 > stop Bellegarde or Bus 25 > stop Briand
Parking Relais Krypton - Bus 16 > stop Briand or Pasteur
Parking Relais Malacrida - Bus 3 > stop Briand or Pasteur

With its grand staircase, medieval arches and 17th century wings enclosing an almost square space, the courtyard of the former archbishop’s palace in Aix is a jewel in the architectural crown of Aix-en-Provence and one of the locations that most memorably evokes the past of its historic centre. It was made into a theatre in 1948 and is now the venue most closely associated with the Festival.
It was last refurbished in 1998, when the facades were restored and work was undertaken to create a special relationship between stage and audience. Every summer, the Théâtre de l’Archevêché exudes a magical atmosphere, which François Mauriac described as reminiscent of “Don Juan among the stars”.

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Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède

Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède
© Vincent Beaume – Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2014

23, rue Gaston de Saporta
13100 Aix-en-Provence

Parking Pasteur - 4 minutes' walk  from the Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède
Parking Signoret - 6 minutes' walk  from the Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède
Parking Bellegarde - 7  minutes' walk  from the Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède
Diabline A or B
Parking Relais les Hauts de Brunet - Bus 5 > stop Briand or Bus 7 > stop Pasteur-Notre Dame
Parking Relais Route des Alpes - Bus 23 > stop Bellegarde or Bus 25 > stop Briand
Parking Relais Krypton - Bus 16 > stop Briand or Pasteur
Parking Relais Malacrida - Bus 3 > stop Briand or Pasteur

Located close to the Saint-Sauveur Cathedral, opposite the Théâtre de l’Archevêché, the Hôtel Maynier d’Oppède takes its name from an old family of magistrates. A double entrance door, sculpted in the style of the first half of the reign of Louis XV, opens onto a shaded courtyard that provides, un June and July, an ideal venue for the summer evening concerts and recitals, in particular those of the Académie.

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Théâtre du Jeu de Paume

Public

17 - 21, rue de l'Opéra
13100 Aix-en-Provence

Use the ‘Carnot’ car park,
about 5 minutes' walk from the theatre
Diabline B
Parking Relais Route des Alpes - Bus 23 > stop Arts et Métiers or Bus 25 > Miollis
Parking Relais Krypton - Bus 16 > stop Miollis
Parking Relais Malacrida - Bus 3 > stop Miollis or Bus M1 > stop Mirabeau Italie

This is where Louis XIV used to play ‘la paume’ – an early type of indoor tennis in 1660. Converted into a theatre during the following century, it is one of the last surviving examples – together with the Théâtre de la Reine in Versailles – of an 18th century Italian-style auditorium. Its plush red velvet décor makes it an ideal venue for intimate operas, contemporary creations, recitals or chamber music concerts.

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Conservatoire Darius Milhaud

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Forum culturel
380, avenue Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
13100 Aix-en-Provence

Use the ‘Méjanes’ and ‘Rotonde’ car parks,
about 5 minutes' walk from the Conservatoire
Parking Rotonde - 4 minutes' walk from the conservatoire
Parking Méjanes - 5 minutes' walk from the conservatoire
Diabline C
Parking Relais Krypton - Bus A > stop Gare routière
Parking Relais Malacrida - Bus M1 > stop GTP

The Darius Milhaud Conservatoire (CRR) lies at the very heart of the Aix cultural centre. It was designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and inaugurated in 2013. His Campra auditorium, crafted mainly out of wood, boasts a 240 m²  stage, can accommodate an audience of 500 people, and with great accoustics.

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Grand Théâtre de Provence

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380, avenue Max Juvénal
13100 Aix-en-Provence

Parking Rotonde - 4 minutes' walk from the Theater
Parking Méjanes - 5 minutes' walk from the Theater
Diabline C
Parking Relais Krypton - Bus A > stop Gare routière
Parking Relais Malacrida - Bus M1 > stop GTP

Designed by Vittorio Gregotti, this theatre was inaugurated in July 2007 by the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence with a performance of Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre. Its entirely curved volume encloses a seating capacity of 1,350, some 950 of which are in the stalls. The theatre is situated in the area between the new town and the historic centre of Aix.

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Stadium de Vitrolles

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13127 Vitrolles

Parking available on site.
Shuttle service available by reservation from the centre of Aix-en-Provence.

An immense and enigmatic block of black concrete stands a few kilometres from Vitrolles: it was designed by the architect Rudy Ricciotti thirty years ago, to host major sports and cultural events. The singular destiny of the Stadium, inaugurated in 1994 and abandoned in 1999, is matched only by the radicalness and strength of its architecture. The performances of Romeo Castellucci's Resurrection will be the first step towards its rehabilitation.

Pavillon Noir

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530 Av. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
13627 Aix-en-Provence

Parkings Méjanes and Rotonde, 5 minutes walk from the Pavillon noir.

Designed by the architect Rudy Ricciotti and inaugurated in 2006, the Pavillon Noir (“Black Pavilion”) is home year-round to the Ballet Preljocaj, founded by choreographer Angelin Preljocaj. This unique architectural structure, made of glass and concrete, is equipped with four rehearsal halls and a 378-seat performance hall.