Provence Sights

Jas de Bouffan

  • 80 rte. de Valcros (D64) Map It
  • Aix-en-Provence
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

Cézanne's father bought this lovely estate, whose name translates as "the sheepfold," in 1859 to celebrate his rise from hatmaker to banker. The budding artist lived here until 1899 and painted his first images of Mont Ste-Victoire—the founding seeds of 20th-century art—from the grounds. Today the salons are empty but the estate is full of the artist's spirit, especially the Allée des Marronniers out front. The Jas is a kilometer (½ mile) west of the center of town and can only be visited on tours organized through the central tourist office.

Sight Information

Address:

80 rte. de Valcros (D64), Aix-en-Provence, 13100, France

Map It

Phone:

/04–42–16–10–91

Sight Details:

  • €6
  • English tours June–Sept., daily at 3:30; Apr. and May, Tues., Wed., and Sat. at 2; Jan.–Mar., Wed. and Sat. at 2

Published 06/25/2015

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Provence

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.