The renovation of the chapelle des Pénitents blancs underlines the commitment of the Communauté du Pays d’Aix, in partnership with the City of Aix-en-Provence, to provide the musée Granet with new exhibition spaces worthy of the masterworks entrusted to it.
The musée Granet now has an extra 700 sq.m. of exhibition space, added to its existing 4,500 sq.m., giving it a total exhibition area of 5,200 sq.m.
Apart from sculpted Baroque culs-de-lampe and ribbed vaulting, nothing of the original décor has survived. The chapel is therefore plain and simple in appearance.
Renovation works began in late 2011 with the demolition of concrete structures dating from 1971. They were completed in early 2013.