The private world of the Aix-born master
Cézanne set up his Studio in the Lauves hills, a few kilometres from the centre of Aix-en-Provence, in the early 20th century. Now a human-scale museum, this little haven that inspired many of the artist’s works is filled with his personal objects, including models used for his last still lifes and painting materials. Bathed in natural light, this unique place where silence is golden was the birthplace of part of his masterpiece “The Large Bathers”. Remember to stop off at the shop to pick up a few souvenirs to take back home: you can pore over a book there too, or sip a coffee before hitting the latest exhibition. Just 15 minutes on foot from the workshop you’ll find the Terrain des Peintres, set on the heights of Aix-en-Provence. This open-air museum features 9 reproductions of Cézanne‘s finest portrayals of Sainte-Victoire mountain dotted along a a footpath winding through gorgeous scenery.