La Fabrique des Calissons - Roy René confectionery
Nougat with Calisson d'Aix: Roy René's Calissons are all about a family from Provence.
The Calisson d'Aix is fully recognized as a part of the town of Aix-en-Provence's heritage and more generally as one of the gourmet symbols of Provence. Whatever your previous knowledge or interests, anyone can come and visit Roy René's magical environment, for a journey into authentic flavours in an establishment that will soon be a hundred years old.
Just 10 minutes from the centre of Aix-en-Provence, surrounded by more than 2 hectares of almond trees, stands Roy René's Confectionery Factory, with a combination of tradition and modernity. The building was made with stone blocks from Castillon, bears the Mediterranean Sustainable Building label and also houses a state-of-the-art production area.
The factory is also home to the Musée du Calisson, which whisks visitors away on a gourmet escapade!
In this place, somewhere between the past and present, visitors go from one era to another, from one season to the next, from the blossoming of the almond trees to the harvesting, from an old nutcracking tool to this virtual tool that can produce a whole batch of real calissons in the blink of an eye!
Visitors learn about the work of the confectioners and the stages of production of these little 'delights of Provence'. They are taken deep into the fascinating, gourmet world of confectionery.
Self-guided tours of the museum from Monday to Sunday. Audio guides are available.
'The Secret of the Calisson' guided tours and workshops available with a prior booking (French, English and German). Groups: Guided tours are available with a prior booking (French, English, German).
Find out about all the tours available on the factory's website!
To visit the shops or Roy René confectionery museum is to turn a gourmet history pages. That of the famous Calisson, this small sweet lozenge-shaped happiness has made its reputation beyond the borders. This traditional recipe with almond flavours remains one of the emblems of Provence culinary heritage. The production process discovery accompanies you from the flowering of tasting pleasures.