Château de Florans' Park
The main stage of the Festival, the Chateau de Florans Park’s venue, is a real open-air auditorium. With a surface area of more than 300 m2, it owes its remarkable acoustics to the 122 panels positioned at an angle accurate to one tenth of a degree.
It will host afternoon and evening concerts, an opportunity to enjoy its exceptional acoustics, under the late afternoon light or the starry sky of Provence.
Cloister of Silvacane Abbey
The history of La Roque d’Anthéron is closely linked to that of the Abbey of Silvacane. It was on the land of Guillaume de La Roque that Cistercian monks began the foundations of the abbey in 1144. The visitor is struck as much by the power and balance of the whole as by the beauty and simplicity that characterise Silvacane, a true jewel of the Cistercian abbeys of Provence, alongside Sénanque and Thoronet.See all concerts at the Abbey
Marcel Pagnol's auditorium
In December 2017, the Marcel Pagnol Sports and Cultural Centre was opened to the public. 16 months of intense work to turn a water sports centre into a Sports and Cultural Centre with a gymnasium, a dojo and an auditorium hosting the Festival’s morning concerts.See all concerts at the auditorium
Notre-Dame de l'Assomption's square
Located in Lambesc, the church of Notre Dame de l’Assomption is in pure baroque style. Dating from the 18th century and built on the site of the Château Saint Eldrad, it has a vast octagonal dome which gives it great luminosity. Its dimensions, quite unusual for a parish church, are the heritage of Lambesc’s past, when the town hosted the General Assemblies of the Communities of Provence.See all concerts at Lambesc
Old Quarries of Rognes
The old Rognes quarries are a picturesque natural site where the concerts take on a whole new dimension: the shadows loom over the high cliffs and from the continuum of crickets rise the purest songs, a skilful improvised counterpoint between nature and jazz.See all concerts at Rognes
The Granet Museum, certified « Musée de France », is an institution of the city of Aix-en-Provence. It offers a tour covering more than 4,000 square metres, with paintings and sculptures. Nearly 750 works are on display, offering an overview of artistic creation from the primitives and the Renaissance to the masterpieces of modern and contemporary art of the exceptional Meyer donation, From Cézanne to Giacometti. In 2010, the exceptional Jean and Suzanne Planque of nearly 300 works has been deposited at the Musée Granet in long term loan.
The Musée Granet’s 2022 summer season is devoted to Italy and Rome in particular with the Plossu-Granet Italia discreta exhibition (presented until August 28), and in partnership with the Neue Pinakothek in Munich, the exhibition Via Roma German Paintes and Photographers from the Neue Pinakothek – Munich (until October 2).
All concerts at Granet Museum
Grand Théâtre de Provence
The Grand Théâtre de Provence was designed by the Italian architects Vittorio Gregotti and Paolo Colao. Inaugurated in June 2007, the Grand Théâtre de Provence, while being an Italian-style theatre, symbolises modernity.
It is deliberately integrated into the Aix landscape, reminded in particular by the different coloured stones on the outside, like so many reflections of the Sainte-Victoire.
With a capacity of 1370 seats, it hosts symphonic concerts, dance performances, circus and also amplified music such as jazz. Renowned for its excellent acoustics, it allows for programming that is both eclectic and grandiose. Dominique Bluzet, who has directed the Grand Théâtre de Provence since its opening, as part of a public service delegation from the City of Aix-en-Provence, also wanted to make it a place for welcoming and supporting artists. It is notably the place of residence for the Cercle de l’Harmonie.
Since 2013, it has also been the setting for the Easter Festival created by Dominique Bluzet and Renaud Capuçon with the support of the CIC, which is now one of the most renowned classical music festivals in the world.
The Grand Théâtre de Provence also hosts the International Festival of Lyric Art in July.
For all these reasons, the Grand Théâtre de Provence has become an essential part of the Aix-en-Provence landscape and a cultural reference.
Saint-Jean-de-Malte’s Church (1270-1280) in Aix-en-Provence is the first Provençal church in the Gothic style, built by the Hospitallers of Saint-Jean-de-Jérusalem as a mausoleum for the family of the Counts of Provence. Today it is the parish church of the Mazarin district, which has been entrusted to a community of diocesan monks. The current organ, whose panels painted by Sama are dedicated to Cézanne, was made by the organ builder Daniel Kern in 2006.See the concert at Saint-Jean-de-Malte church
In Mimet, Château-Bas is located very close to the Étoile massif and offers a rich and picturesque heritage. The 14th-century building has been replaced by an elegant, perfectly preserved 17th-century castle. In addition to the stone heritage, Château-Bas has a botanical heritage of 5 hectares park with rare species and century-old trees.All concerts in Mimet
Maison Blanche's Park
Located in the Cabot district, Maison Blanche’s is a 5-hectare park, housing an old bastide built in 1846. The bastide and its park were bought in 1920 by the Angst family, then the estate was sold to the City in 1978. Today, the town hall of the 9th and 10th arrondissements has moved into the bastide and has transformed the exterior into a public park. The park has a lake, remarkable flora and regularly hosts concerts and exhibitions.See the concert in Marseille
Espace Étienne Vatelot
Since 2018, the Espace Étienne Vatelot in Eygalières, named after the famous violin maker, is a real haven of peace in the heart of the village. This green theatre allows everyone to stroll freely in a pleasant setting and offers a magnificent backdrop for many outdoor events organised in the village.
Once the stage and chairs have been set up, it becomes the idyllic setting for any concert. It has already attracted many artists.
Théâtre des Terrasses
The Théâtre des Terrasses in Gordes hosts numerous shows in summer. Clinging to the cliff that serves as a natural backdrop, this enchanting mineral setting is located a few steps from the church and the Château de Gordes. The spectators are always seduced by the proximity of the stage and the direct contact with the artist. Each show is therefore a privileged moment of intimacy and sharing.All concerts in Gordes
Notre-Dame de Beaulieu
Located in Cucuron, a few kilometres from La Roque d’Anthéron on the other bank of the Durance, Notre-Dame de Beaulieu is a superb church with a Romanesque nave and a Gothic apse. It houses the organ built in 1786 by Pierre Duges, organ builder in Aix-en-Provence, from a much older organ (1614) by Pierre Marchand.See the concert in Cucuron