Atelier Cézanne Tours

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Nestled in the hills above Aix-en-Provence, the Atlelier Cézanne, or the Cézanne Studio, is a museum devoted to the life and works of its namesake. The studio, the upper floor of a Provençal country house, was commissioned by the artist in 1902 and remained his place of work until his death in 1906, a tranquil retreat with a blooming garden and expansive views over the surrounding countryside.

Since opening its doors in 1954, the museum has set to preserve the studio as left by Cézanne, with many of the artist’s personal effects and inspirational objects laid out around the room. Cézanne’s easel and paints lie in the spot where masterpieces like Les Grandes Baigneuses (The Large Bathers) and La Femme à la Cafétière (The Woman with the Coffee Pot) were created; elsewhere, vases, scarves and fruits are laid out into carefully construed still art creations. Fans will recognize many of the seemingly mundane objects, like the skulls from Cézanne’s iconic 1901 painting, Pyramid of Skulls, or the coffee pot that inspired La Femme à la Cafétière.

While art lovers may bemoan the lack of actual artwork on display at the studio, the museum’s allure lies in its simplicity – an evocative space that feels as though the artist himself could return at any moment. The effect is further dramatized by the use of the space for video screenings, most notably the atmospheric films shown in the garden during summer evenings.
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Address: 9, avenue Paul Cézanne, Aix-en-Provence 13090, France
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Hours: Oct-Mar: 10am - 12pm, 2pm - 5pm (English tour at 4pm). Apr-Jun and Sep: 10am - 12pm, 2pm - 6pm (English tour at 5pm). Jul-Aug: 10am - 6pm (English tour at 5pm). Closed on certain Holidays.
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Provence Small-Group Sightseeing Tour: Marseille, Aix-en-Provence and Cassis

Immerse yourself in the distinctive beauty of Provence with a full-day tour of the Aix-en-Provence, Cassis and Marseille! With your small group, view elegant mansions along Aix’s Cours Mirabeau and tour Paul Cézanne’s art studio (additional expense) before heading to Cassis to view breathtaking calanques from the village’s charming harbor. End in Marseille with a historic tour of main attractions such as the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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Aix en Provence Tour from Marseille

Escape the bustle of Marseille with a 4-hour tour of bohemian Aix-en-Provence. Board a comfortable coach for the short northbound ride through the vibrant Provençal countryside. With your friendly guide, you’ll stroll Aix’s picturesque streets, viewing centuries-old private mansions, elaborate fountains, shops and cafés. Then enjoy a walk on your own or visit Cezanne’s famous art studio (own expense). 
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: Marseille and Aix-en-Provence Day Trip from Avignon

Discover charming southern Provence with a private full-day tour of Marseille and Aix-en-Provence from Avignon. Wander Aix’s Cours Mirabeau, an elegant boulevard laced with 17- and 18th-century mansions, cafés and boutiques, and tour Paul Cézanne’s final art studio (additional expense). Continue to bustling Marseille for a sightseeing expedition to Notre-Dame de la Garde, the Abbey of St Victor and Vieux Port (Old Port).
  • Duration: 10 hours
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