Atelier de Cézanne

Arts Venue and Historic Building in Aix en Provence

Aix-Atelier Cézanne
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Throughout his career, Paul Cézanne utilized various studios in and around Aix-en-Provence. However, in 1902, he commissioned the construction of a house specifically designed for his artistic pursuits. Situated 750 meters north of the cathedral and overlooking the city, this house served as Cézanne’s final and most cherished studio.

It was within the confines of this studio that Cézanne created some of his most renowned works, including the iconic Grandes Baigneuses, the poignant Jardinier Vallier, and many of his masterful still lifes. Today, the Atelier Cézanne remains preserved exactly as it was at the time of the artist’s death in 1906, offering visitors a glimpse into his artistic process and personal environment.

Every detail within the Atelier Cézanne resonates with the essence of the artist himself: from his coat, hat, and wineglass to his beloved easel, pipe, and a selection of letters and drawings. The studio exudes an aura of creativity and contemplation, capturing the spirit of one of the most influential painters of the modern era. Despite the absence of the paintings he was working on, the Atelier Cézanne stands as a poignant tribute to the life and legacy of Paul Cézanne.

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Visiting Atelier de Cézanne

Address: Atelier de Cezanne, Avenue Paul Cézanne, Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 20 minutes

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