A long-awaited renovation
After almost three years, the work to reunite the Place des Prêcheurs created in the 15th century, as well as the Madeleine and Verdun squares are finally finished and welcome again every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday the great Provencal market, with its hundred or so exhibitors.
Around the majestic Palais de Justice, the vast and bright site is now pedestrian. The excavations uncovered during the works can be admired through the glass panes protecting them. These are the remains of the foundations of the Palais Comtal and the dwellings that were around. This building dates from 1227 and was already a place of power and justice, as it still is today.
A new itinerary is thus offered to the people of Aix and to the many tourists, you can go from the farmers’ market, fruit and vegetables and regional specialities Place des Prêcheurs, to the craftsmen Rue Thiers, then join in the continuity the textile market Cours Mirabeau, to finish at the Rotonde and on the Cours Sextius by the Brocante.