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Atelier Cézanne (Cézanne's Studio)

Atelier Cézanne (Cézanne's Studio) Review

Just north of the Vieille Ville loop you'll find Cézanne's studio. After the death of his mother forced the sale of the painter's beloved country retreat, Jas de Bouffan, he had this atelier built and some of his finest works, including Les Grandes Baigneuses (The Large Bathers), were created in the upstairs workspace. But what is most striking is the collection of simple objects that once featured prominently in his portraits and still lifes—redingote, bowler hat, ginger jar—all displayed as if awaiting his return. The atelier is behind an obscure garden gate on the left as you climb the Avenue Paul-Cézanne. After-dark shows that take place in July and August include movie screenings in the garden.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 9 av. Paul-Cézanne, Aix-en-Provence, 13100 | Map It
  • Phone: /04–42–21–06–53
  • Cost: €5.50
  • Hours: Apr.–June and Sept., daily 10–noon and 2–6; July and Aug., daily 10–6; Oct.–Mar., daily 10–noon and 2–5. Closed Sun. Dec.–Feb.
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  • Location: Aix-en-Provence
Updated: 12-18-2013

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