He is unquestionably the most famous personality. After a period of Romanticism, he discovered Impressionism and then invented "a new art", of which he called himself the "primitive". His quest for expression is revealed through his series of works: portraits, still life, landscapes, and bathers. Painted in oil or watercolour, they all reveal the work of an obstinate craftsman. He may have left the town of Aix- en-Provence, but he came back stronger.
3 important sites in the life of the painter
- Cezanne's workshop - visit: 30 min. Closure from the 1st to 10th january, every Sunday of January, February and December, as well as May 1st and December 25th
- Jas de Bouffan Family Property - The Cezanne family bastide (manor house) is currently closed to the public for major renovations. It will be an iconic landmark for the painter’s life and work.
- Bibémus Quarries - Closure the january 1st, may 1st and december 25th. For FIT, the quarries are only open for visits as part of the "Discovering Cezanne’s places" tour. Groups on demand.
1 downtown tour
- In the footsteps of cézanne - 2 hours walking tour in the city center
Booking and information center
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Groups "Business", Events and Privatization of sites of Cézanne
Contact : Sylvie Bertin
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