Hotel Jean de Brion – Louis Jou Foundation

This 16th-century building was harmoniously restored by Master Typographer Louis Jou who, in doing so, played his part in the conservation and revival of the village.

The finest works of Louis Jou are exhibited alongside his furniture and collections -ancient books, engravings by Dürer and Goya, paintings, sculptures and ceramics – in the intimacy of the 6 rooms of the Renaissance Jean de Brion Mansion.

The Tour is followed by a visit to the workshops containing the presses used by this Master typographer, engraver, printer and publisher. Louis Jou is the only one among his peers who designed and created a whole book by himself. He draws and melts his own letters, decorates some of the book covers from his printing presses. His influence was decisive in the contemporary book evolution.

The workshop is open every day in July and August, from 2.00 pm to 7.00 pm, except Tuesday.

Practical information

Grand Rue
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence

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Tourist Office

Maison du Roy, Rue Porte Mage,
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence
Tel +33 (0)4 90 54 34 39

Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
Closed 25 December and 1 January

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