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Terrain des Peintres (Painters Park)

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Address: Aix-en-Provence, France

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Beautiful, but better views elsewhere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2014
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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59 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 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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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
116 helpful votes 116 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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119 reviews 119 reviews
47 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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