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Terrain des Peintres (Painters Park)

Aix-en-Provence, France
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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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Decatur, Alabama
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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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Cambridge, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Well worth seeing where Cezanne painted Mount St Victoire- fabulous view. We followed the address on tourist info leaflet with a GPS and got thoroughly lost. It is actually accessed using a poorly marked footpath off the main road heading north from the Atelier Cezanne.

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Glass House Mountains, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

This place is quite hard to find if you walk and when you arrive just looks like a terraced back garden. Very uninspiring but the view is quite nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I've been bringing groups of painters to Aix for years to paint. One of our must paint days is the Terrain des Peintres. True, there are no services up there, and bathrooms are behind trees at best. But it's a great and inspiring place for painters to paint. Bring your own food and water. And empty your bladders before you... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

If you are following in the footsteps of Cezanne, any trip to his studio must be accompanied by a visit up to the Terrain des Peintres. It is located only about a 1km north of the studio, and is easy to find, although the walk is uphill so it could be challenging for the mobility-impaired. The reward for the climb... More

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