La fabrique des calissons - Confiserie du Roy René
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La fabrique des calissons - Confiserie du Roy René

Aix-en-Provence

From nougat to Calisson: the Roi René Calissons, a family story in Provence.

The Calisson of Aix is fully recognized as a heritage of the city of Aix-en-Provence and more generally as one of the gastronomic emblems of Provence. Boeotians or enthusiasts can continue their journey in the heart of the authentic flavors of the Calisson by visiting the magical environment of the Roy René, house soon a hundred years old.

Just 10 minutes from downtown Aix-en-Provence, surrounded by more than 2 hectares of almond trees, stands the Confectionery Factory of Roy René, which combines tradition and modernity. Made with stone blocks from Castillon, labeled the Mediterranean Sustainable Building, it contains a state-of-the-art production area.

La Fabrique hosts the Musée du Calisson, which offers a true gourmet epic!

In this place, suspended between the past and today, one passes from one epoch to another, from one season to another, from the blossoming of the almond trees to the harvest gestures, from an old chip tool to this virtual one that allows realizing in real time a batch of real calissons!
The public follows the work of the confectioners and the stages of production of the little "hugs of Provence" and offers a total diving in this fascinating and gourmet world that is confectionery.

Free museum visits from Monday to Sunday.
Guided tours and workshops of the Calisson Secret by reservation (French, English and German).

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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.

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Duration2h
PriceFree access.
opening dateUntil 31/12/2021
HoursFrom 01/01 to 31/12, daily. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Daily open from Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 7pm. On Sunday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm.

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La fabrique des calissons - Confiserie du Roy René
5380 Route D'Avignon, 13090 Aix-en-Provence
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Nearby stationAix-En-Provence
highwayA8 / A51
nearby airportMarseille-Provence
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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
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