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Terrain des Peintres (Painters Park)

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Address: Aix-en-Provence, France

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A piece of Cézanne's soul in Aix

You have to walk 15 minutes uphill from Cézanne's atelier (another great place to visit) to reach a place where Cézanne painted again and again his beloved Montagne... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Kotka, Finland
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Manhattan, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The terrain is a nice park. However, all the plants have well grown to the point that it's almost impossible to see the mountain St Victoire....It's well marked but if the grounds can be better maintained the place may feel slightly more than a small park...

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Kotka, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

You have to walk 15 minutes uphill from Cézanne's atelier (another great place to visit) to reach a place where Cézanne painted again and again his beloved Montagne Sainte-Victoire. Walking can be a little tough on a hot day (no shadows) but you can comfort yourself knowing that Cézanne climbed the route with all his painting equipment twice a day... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I didn't have a "Cezanne's Footsteps" map from the tourist office and this is not on the regular city map. A little research told me to keep walking past Cezann'es atelier. I walked quite a bit until I even saw the first sign. Once I got there, the park was tiny and quiet, in a pretty neighborhood of homes. I... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My wife and I went here during our honeymoon stay in Aix. I wanted to go to the park and experience the view and the history of this place. It was quite a hike up (my wife wasn't so happy about that) but I think that it was well worth the effort. We went in the afternoon and there was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

You shouldn't miss it if you like Cézanne or art in general and it's the perfect complement to your trip to the master's atelier (which I also recommend). It's only a few minutes enjoyable walk from there and you get to breathe in the full atmosphere of the time (with a little bit of imagination...). The park itself is very... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Took my sketchbook and watercolors up to the top and made a quick painting of my own. Fun to pretend I was Cezanne, trying to figure out the mysteries of the mountain's light and shade. My son and husband played and lazed around. All in all, a good way to spend an hour.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a pleasant walk from the center of Aix-en-Provence and has a nice view (the same perspective from which Cezanne painted the mountain so many times), but if you want a beautiful view of the mountain and have a car, take the route around the mountain (D-17 on the south, then D-10 back to Aix on the north side,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The English language tour at the Cezanne studio is usually late afternoon. So ride the bus here BEFORE you go to the studio and walk downhill to the studio. There is a great view toward the mountain and if you squint a bit you can see how all the red tile roofs and green trees turned into a rather abstract... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I encourage anyone interested in this to take the walk out from the center of Aix to see Cezanne's Mountain. This is where he painted it so many times. I love to follow in the footsteps of those that have gone before us and have given us our rich heritage of art, music, architecture etc.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

You will have the sunlight in your face in the morning, and at your back in the afternoon. Either way the view is spectacular. It is a must see for Aix.

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Address: Address: Aix-en-Provence, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Aix-en-Provence

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