Festival d'Aix en Provence
In July the Festival d'Aix takes over almost the whole city of Aix-en-Provence, forming a quartet of midsummer arts festivals in Provence alongside the Festival d'Avignon (theatre), the a-part Festival of Contemporary Art in the Alpilles, a relative newcomer, and the Rencontres d'Arles (photography). Whilst the Archbishop's Palace remains the flagship venue for the Festival d'Aix, the festivities take place in many other locations from the Théâtre de Provence, the Théâtre du Jeu de Paume and the Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède, to the place des Quatre Dauphins in the Mazarin Quarter and even the Cours Mirabeau. The aesthetics and variety of settings on offer are some of the Festival's most compelling attractions and the cosy layout of the inner city lends a beautiful intimacy to the event.
Tickets may be booked online or by phone for international guests and may purchase tickets in person at the box-office at the Archevêché. Several special packages such as a three-show deal and a free child's ticket for accompanying adults at certain shows are also available. For more information, please visit http://www.festival-aix.com/en