. . . restaurants are houses whose owners were obviously intent on making an imnpression without making the buildings themselves showy and ostentatious. This they achieved by making the doors themselves works of art.|
I do not know whether these houses, originally, were the houses of the upper class. Today, at least, some have been taken over by some businesses. Still, as one walks past them, the doors convey the message that whatever is found behind that door is important. Such carved doors exist, here and there throughout Aix, but, nowhere are they found more frequently than here, on Cours Mirabeau.