La fabrique des calissons - Confiserie du Roy René
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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 is 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 crusher 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.
Guided tours available with online booking.
Groups: Guided tours are available with a prior booking (French, English).

Find out about all the tours available on the factory's website!

From nougat to Calisson d'Aix: the Roy René, a family story in Provence

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.

Calissons sur plaque
Crédit : Juliette Treillet
useful information
PriceFree access. Free admission to the Jardins du Roy and the museum. Guided tour of the museum at an additional cost.
opening dateUntil 31/12/2024
HoursAll year round Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 9.30 am and 6.30 pm. On Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 5.30 pm. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Free visit of the Jardins du Roy from 9am to 5:30pm.

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La Fabrique des Calissons - Roy René confectionery
5380 route d'Avignon, 13090 Aix-en-Provence
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Nearby stationAix-En-Provence
highwayA8 / A51
nearby airportMarseille-Provence
Vignobles aixois
Pays d'Aix and Luberon
From the Luberon massif to the Aix countryside, from the cedar forest to the Cézanne landscapes, through the hills or along the Durance, vineyards, orchards and olive groves run through the region. Everywhere a fertile Provence blossoms under the Southern