The Grand Hôtel Negre Coste ***
The title Negre-Coste, a hotel of already old reputation, does not indicate a negro named Coste. First there was a hotelier named Coste, who was succeeded by a butler named Nègre. This is the Aix way of marking successions. By the hyphen.
In 1820, there was a hotel garni without designation. In 1822, hotel garni at M.Coste. Under the Second Empire, it is the hotel Nègre-Coste. The hotel was owned by Giraud in 1900. It shines more by the comfort of its apartments than by the kitchen. It is therefore, and for a long time, the first passenger hotel in Aix.