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Nearly killed myself trying to find this place!! The location on TripAdvisor map is far away from it's actual location.
Use Google maps and search for "Terrain des peintres".
If going by bus get off at "Peintres". It's marked on the bus stop.
You have to be determined to find this place as it requires either a trip on the bus or a long slog uphill. We caught a bus from Avenue Pasteur and despite the unhelpful driver managed to get off at 'Peintres' where we crossed the...More
It is wonderful to stand in the same spot that Paul Cezanne painted a number of his St Victoire paintings and there a reproductions on site for visitors to compare. The one sadness is that the city of Aix has planted a number of cyprus...More
Paul Cezanne, considered the father of modern painting, spent his boyhood in Aix where his father owned the only bank in the town. The family home was the Bastide du jas de Bouffant on the western edges of Aix and can be visited for a...More
You have to walk 15 minutes uphill from Cézanne's atelier (another great place to visit) to reach Les Lauves, 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...More
This is the area that made Cezanne swoon, where his love affair with the mountain in the foothills of Mont Saint Victoire, where he created his atelier and garden close by. We stand here seeing the same rooms drenched in morning light as he did,...More