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Address: Chemin des Lauves, Aix-en-Provence, France

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Cezanne lovers haunt

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... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

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 trees that have grown up over the years and threaten to completely block the view!

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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

This site provides an excellent view of Cezanne's mountain as well as providing the visitor with the experience of viewing the sites Cezanne enjoyed. Parking is difficult. Worth the difficulty.

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Centreville, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

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 discount with the three part Passport Cezanne obtained at the AixVisitors Office. After his mother... More 

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Kotka, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

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 can comfort yourself knowing that Cézanne climbed the route with all his painting equipment twice... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 18 January 2015

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, seeing the simple furnishings but generous working space, enabling him to paint large-scale works and... More 

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