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Provence Sights

Jas de Bouffan

  • 80 rte. de Valcros Map It
  • Aix-en-Provence
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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 mile south of the center of town and can only be visited on tours organized through the central tourist office.

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

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  • €6
  • English tours June–Sept., daily at 2; Oct., Tues., Thurs., and Sat. at 2


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