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Musee du Calisson, Confiserie du Roy Rene

5380 Route d'Avignon, 13089, Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 39 29 82
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Clever Interactive Displays

This museum is cleverly designed - film, giant black and white photos, vintage machinery you can... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
murmac2017
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Toronto, Canada
A lot more than one expected

I knew about calissons and wasn't sure what this place could offer, how wrong was I! This is the... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Inez M
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Budapest, Hungary
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Le Calisson est une confiserie unique qui a traversé l’histoire. Reconnu du patrimoine de la ville d’Aix-en-Provence et plus largement comme un des emblèmes gastronomiques de la Provence. Au sein de la récente fabrique des calissons du Roy René, se trouve le Musée du calisson. Celui-ci offre la découverte des premiers gestes pour la récolte des amandes jusqu’à la fabrication du calisson. Un espace qui surplombe les ateliers de fabrication et de conditionnement, visibles à travers de grandes baies vitrées.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“factory floor” (3 reviews)
“gift shop” (2 reviews)
“calissons” (6 reviews)
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5380 Route d'Avignon, 13089, Aix-en-Provence, France
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+33 4 42 39 29 82
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

This museum is cleverly designed - film, giant black and white photos, vintage machinery you can touch, glass cabinets, and interactive technology. You can watch the factory floor from windows on high, and rent an audio guide (French or English) for €3. It’s well done...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I knew about calissons and wasn't sure what this place could offer, how wrong was I! This is the place where they produce this city's specialty sweets. On the top floor you'll find the free entry museum which walks you through the process of production...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Very interesting visit with nice staff and finally good shop. We dissocier all the process with machineries, basic products and how know.

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Called in to buy a present and decided to visit the exhibition. Well worth it. Extremely well laid out and presented in both English and French. Learned a lot. Sadly the factory had finished production on the day but it is possible to look directly...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

I love a quirky outing and I really liked this as a fun hour or so out of Aix in the car. It's not a huge museum but it's a lovely site and actually rather an attractive brand new factory. The museum gives you a...More

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CalissonsduRR, Assistante Tourisme et Communication at Musee du Calisson, Confiserie du Roy Rene, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Madam Rachel J, We thank you for your comment and are delighted that you have enjoyed your visit in the Museum of the Calisson! Cheers to the confectionery of René Roy!

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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

This museum is very small, only one room. The displays are related to the history of calissons production, and all are in French with a small English translation in the corner. There are large windows that allow for observation onto the factory floor. It was...More

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CalissonsduRR, Assistante Tourisme et Communication at Musee du Calisson, Confiserie du Roy Rene, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Madam, Sir, We thank you for your comment and are delighted that you have enjoyed your visit in the Museum of the Calisson! Cheers to the Roy René's confectionery !

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Reviewed 5 July 2016

We had driven past this place in the past, but were back in Provence again, and decided to stop in and take a look this time. It was well worth a visit. The museum is actually very informative, even though, as mentioned by another reviewer,...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2016

Four of us recently visited the Calisson Museum when we stayed in Aix-en-Provence. At the tourism office, I received helpful information and a bus schedule. It was suggested that we show the schedule and the Museum's brochure to the driver so that he would help...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

A great place to visit when in the area. A must see. Great gift ideas for family and friends. An acquired taste. I love these yummy candies.

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Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

These are a regional speciality so you must learn more about it when in the area. It is an acquired taste. Great souvenir gift for friends and family.

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