About us



About us

Contemporary art in timeless surroundings

Located in the heart of Aix-en-Provence, a stone’s throw from the Fontaine des Quatre Dauphins, the Hôtel de Gallifet has been open since July 2010, dedicated to providing a unique hub of artistic exchanges for all those passionate about art. A firm believer that ‘artists are the people most capable of telling us about our times’, Nicolas Mazet opened the doors of this family home to offer every visitor the chance to consider our world from another point of view.  

Under the shade of the hundred-year-old chestnut trees, our six exhibition rooms showcase a range of contemporary artists’ work to our 40,000 annual visitors. Thanks to the range of mediums showcased here, this innovative art centre also hosts artist residencies, open-air concerts in the summer, and a series of discussion groups focussed on figures in the contemporary art world.

The restaurant

Between June and September, our restaurant serves simple, refined food made using local produce. Visitors can enjoy lunch in our garden, indulge in a delicious homemade cake and tea in the afternoon, or savour the house rosé under the stars during an evening jazz concert.