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Terrain des Peintres (Painters Park)

Aix-en-Provence, France
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

A beautiful and magical spot, offering views the Sainte Victoire mountain. The painting spot of Cezanne, the painter from Aix, and the father of modern painting. In addition, the site is rich in views of the beautiful surrounding provincial valleys and villages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

…you will walk a further ten minute up a steep hill from visiting his atelier, to stand on the very spot (happily preserved by the wise people of Aix) where he stood day after day, painting, time and again, the view of Mont St Victoire: pretty much exactly the same today as he rendered it, in some of his most... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

To miss this viewing site would be truly tragic and would necessitate another trip to Aix. The view of the mountain is incredible and one can see why Cézanne loved this mountain and Aix. Only problem I see is where to park your car? Solution: don't bring one, walk in from Aix. It is only a 20 minute walk from... More

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Ste-Agathe, Quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Again,you do not want to miss this Park. The walk is not that easy but when you find it, it is quite an experience !

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san francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

As long as you realize what it is, it's nice. If you're a Cezanne fan, or a fan of the Mt. Ste Victoire, it's a must. If you're there on a lovely spring day with absolutley nothing to do and you want an excuse to be outside, it's perfect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We walked up from the atelier Cezanne and found the steps on the same side of the street without much trouble. Didn't expect such a spectacular view of the mountain - well worth the walk from Aix.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We walked to the the Park from the Atelier (about 500-1000 meters). The entrance is on the left side of the road and you climb stone steps through some olive trees to reach the place where Cezanne painted Mt Ste Victoire. Make sure to climb to the top for the view and the placards showing the various Ste Victoire paintings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Even if the view weren't a famous one, it would still be spectacular! It is obvious how artists can be inspired by this vista. It is a modest hike along a busy street, about 20 minutes uphill past Cézanne's atelier (don't think there is parking, so walk up if you are able). Not much can be seen from the street... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

good view of Mt St Victoire. have to take no.5 bus to Cezanne terminus and walk another 10 mins but the view is worth you doing it. then you can walk downhill 10 mins to Cezanne's studio (Close at 6pm). then it would be another 15 mins downhill to the rim of the old town. i wonder why not so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Although it is an up hill trek it is well worth it. I did not think it was hard to find as there were several signs pointing the way. It is located about 1/2 mile uphill from Cezanne's studio. The park is lovely (and free) with a priceless view of Ste. Victoire.

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