Le Roy René

10 minutes from the center of Aix-en-Provence, in the middle of young almond trees, stand the Fabrique du Roy René and the Calisson Museum

In this place, labeled Mediterranean Sustainable Building, suspended between the past and the present, you will discover the history and know-how of the most famous confectionery of Aix-en-Provence, and that of the exceptional raw materials used in its traditional recipes, natural products from an exceptional land. A real invitation to travel to the place where delicacies take shape, between tradition and innovation.

The Calisson Museum

LE MUSÉE

DU CALISSON

Discover the history of the Calisson and the almond of Provence through a contemporary museum space, combining period tools and new technologies. Through an original sensory visit, observe the flowering of the almond trees and the gestures of the harvest, discover the raw materials, the stages of production, until the virtual manufacture of a calisson.
La fabrique

LA FABRIQUE

The Calisson Museum overlooks our manufacturing and packaging workshops. Discover the work of the confectioners and the stages of production of Calisson d'Aix and Nougat de Provence through large bay windows.

Come and discover

tout notre savoir-faire !

Come and discover all our knowledge
The Calisson Museum

The gardens

Du Roy René

In free access, outside the factory a route in the Gardens of the King, in which you can discover the History of the almond tree in Provence through our various spaces.
The Calisson Museum

Free visits

≈ 30 minutes

Access to the Calisson Museum is free during the following times:
Monday to Saturday:
09:30 to 10:30 am
11:30 am to 4 pm
5 pm to 6 pm
Le dimanche :
11h30 à 16h00
13h30 à 14h30
15h30 à 17h30
Audioguides disinfected after each use and reserved for visitors equipped with masks are available for 3€ / person.
The Calisson Museum

Guided visits

7J/7

Our guides propose two new guided tours every day:

10am: Stroll in the gardens of Roy René and visit of the Calisson museum, discover the history of the almond tree in Provence. (duration 1h15, 5€ p.p. free -18 years old)

16h: "A mysterious disappearance..." With your family, investigate to find the missing calissons. (1h, 5€ p.p. free - 18 years old)


Contact and practical information:
+33 (0)4 42 39 29 82
visites@calisson.com
5380 Route d'Avignon (RD7N)
13089 Aix-en-Provence, FRANCE [1 Information accès
The Calisson Museum
  • Our production almond grove: 300 almond trees were planted in February 2016 on 1.2 hectares. 11 beehives were installed in the winter of 2017 to help with pollination. A meadow of melliferous flowers was planted in order to help our bees and support biodiversity.

  • Le Jardin de Bastide et son verger patrimonial : au milieu de plantes aromatiques et médicinales (sauge, thym, romain, lavande…), un verger patrimonial et de sauvegarde présente 56 amandiers de 19 variétés différentes, exclusivement françaises. Des arbres fruitiers souvent utilisés dans la fabrication de calissons, notamment pour nos gammes fruitées complètent cette expérience au sein du « végétal ».

Le tout est cultivé selon les règles de l’agriculture biologique et de l’agroécologie.

Infos pratiques : environ 40 min, 7J/7 entre 9h30 et 18h00
The Calisson Museum

La boutique

De la fabrique

Find all our ranges of confectionery in direct sale in the largest of the 12 Le Roy René stores.

Label & certifications

Qualité Tourisme

Qualité Tourisme values our commitment to a quality welcome and service.

Tourism Handicape

Nous prenons en compte tous les handicaps, et visons ainsi à développer et adapter notre offre touristique.

Provence

Thanks to this tourism brand, with all the local actors, we can join forces to work towards a single goal: to make Provence shine on the international scene.

Tripadvisor

We are proud to have been awarded the 2019 TripAdvisor title of Excellence. We are committed to providing you with quality service over time, as your satisfaction is our priority.

Label Expériences Remarquables

The Calisson Museum has been rewarded with the "Remarkable Experiences" trophy. A guarantee of a unique experience combining meetings and discoveries.

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