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Terrain des Peintres (Painters Park)

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Address: Aix-en-Provence, France

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Walk in Cezanne's Footsteps

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 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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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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6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A further 10-15 minutes uphill from Atelier Cezanne, this, in my opinion, is definitely worth the walk. The views of Sainte Victoire are a sight to behold, and we spent a good hour here just looking and relaxing. Be warned, we left with dozens of bites from the bugs who also seem to enjoy the view, but we came away... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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33 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is one of four sites on the ‘Cezanne trail’ in Aix (see main review under Atelier Cezanne) – it is easy to get to and well worthwhile if you trying to understand this painter. It is located uphill north of the studio, a park (free) encompassing the viewpoint from which Cezanne painted many of his 87 pictures of Mont... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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