Not only an aristocratic neighborhood
The plots were bought mostly by the noblesse de robe and parliamentarians. The rising class of merchants and craftsmen could also afford some part of the place. This has been therefore a « mixed » neighborhood so to speak, not only aristocratic but also " bourgeois."
We love the authenticity of the Place d’Albertas. The facades of two mansions have been restored, with great attention to original architecture and decoration, but the others are still in their juice. Even the pavement , a typical Provencal calade composed of small pebbles laid on slices appears to be vintage. Due probably to ground motion over time, it is a bit difficult to walk on.
You will enjoy the impressive calm of Place d’Albertas. Even tourists who walk there are more or less silent, perhaps impressed by the nobility of the place. One will literally breath the refined atmosphere of the aristocratic provencal eighteenth century. This is a break in the city center, completely out of time.