King René

Named « the good king » by the Provencal people, René the 1st of Anjou is, for sure, one of the most famous character of the Middle Age in Provence.
He was a great artisan of strong irrigation and developed the agriculture in the region. Lover of art and poetry, his court in Aix en Provence still influences this city where you can see his statue nowadays on the Mirabeau avenue. In the region, everyone knows the famous Calisson of Aix-en-Provence, a sweet confectionery which, according to the legend, was created for the wedding of the great king. You can find and taste some nowadays in Aix en Provence and other cities of the region.