Atelier de Cezanne
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Atelier de Cezanne

Atelier de Cezanne
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It is here, on the Lauves’ hill amid his dearest familiar objects: the models of his ultimate still lifes, his furniture and work equipment that you will feel the most intensely the full presence of the painter. From 1902 to his death in 1906, Cezanne works daily in this bright studio, the birthplace of dozens of works now preserved in the great museums of the world, among them the last Bathers. The studio has a gift shop, regularly hosts temporary exhibitions and organizes cultural and gastronomic gatherings during the season. Coffee break and refreshments on site.
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  • WorldTravellerfromGB
    London, United Kingdom196 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cruise visitor must
    We visited Aix on a cruise excursion and decided to book tickets to Cezanne’s studio the day before on the ship via the wifi. It is a must do as there are only 20 or so visitors per half an hour, Essentially you get to see one large room which was Cezanne’s studio. As long as you are prepared for this then you will enjoy it. It has so many artefacts and the audio guide (additional charge) will talk you through what you are seeing. There are also printed booklets (free) that you can borrow that has the same content. Well worth also downloading the official “In Cezanne’ Footsteps” Aix app which helps to immerse you in what he loved about the place. It then geo locates you to different places in town with a link to him e.g. his apartment in the centre of town vs the studio that he used to walk up hill to each day before returning in the evening to town. He did this well into his 60s.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 15 July 2023
  • belgaicas
    Sydney, Australia667 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely little visit
    While in Aix for two days, we had a Cezanne day. We started off here and then walked through the town stopping at the house where he was born, his art school, where he was baptised and married and ending with his grave. This is his studio, as he left it. It is quite moving to stand there where he stood, with the huge window and the props for his painting. How wonderful that it is still there. There is a video showing in the garden shed and you can walk through the garden. Lovely.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 September 2023
  • Tlk1967
    Olathe, Kansas48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss this!
    Wonderful 30 minute guided tour! We then had time to explore gardens! Very interesting! Walk is uphill to get here. Restrooms on site with small refreshments in gift shop. Friendly staff. Milo our tour guide was great!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 October 2023
  • Newbie traveler
    Cambridge, Massachusetts2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just beautiful!!
    We had a great experience at the atelier unlike other recent reviews. We were there the day the folks didn’t get there tickets. They were disappointed for sure but were really hostile to the staff. We found everyone in Provence to be extremely helpful in spite of our limited French. Just like we don’t speak French other people don’t speak English and we need to be a little more patient in understanding each other. The atelier was wonderful, one of the best spots in Aix. When you see Cezanne paintings after visiting there you will recognize many of the objects he painted. And the gardens are beautiful.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 October 2023
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Newbie traveler
Cambridge, MA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We had a great experience at the atelier unlike other recent reviews. We were there the day the folks didn’t get there tickets. They were disappointed for sure but were really hostile to the staff. We found everyone in Provence to be extremely helpful in spite of our limited French.
Just like we don’t speak French other people don’t speak English and we need to be a little more patient in understanding each other.
The atelier was wonderful, one of the best spots in Aix. When you see Cezanne paintings after visiting there you will recognize many of the objects he painted. And the gardens are beautiful.
Written 27 October 2023
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Tlk1967
Olathe, KS48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Wonderful 30 minute guided tour! We then had time to explore gardens! Very interesting! Walk is uphill to get here. Restrooms on site with small refreshments in gift shop. Friendly staff. Milo our tour guide was great!
Written 21 October 2023
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Exploration504744
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Staff lies. Arrived at atelier at 11:15 am. Two of us visiting were told there were two tickets available at 12 noon for self guided tour. Were told by employee at entrance to look around grounds and return at 12 noon. We walked around, purchased a few items at gift shop and at 11:45 returned to gate to purchase tickets. We were told there were no tickets available: someone suddenly just purchased them online a moment before we tried to purchase ours. We asked why we were told there were two tickets available and why we weren't told to buy them when we arrived. Same female employee who greeted us and told us tickets were available said she never gave us that information. Staff lies. Don't patronize this atelier. Don't give them your money. We left. Will not give money/pay for tickets to a place that has rude workers who lie.
Written 16 October 2023
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nuriel a
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We have purchased tickets and based on the fact the the web site did not function well have received 3 tickets for 12.00 while the 4th indicated a wrong visit hour - -9.30.
Although ticket cost only euro6.50 I have contacted the office explaining what happened but they refused to refund us saying “we do not refund”. The fact that it wasn’t my fault made no difference to Anthony. We were left with a bad feeling that they couldn’t care less about the tourists. We are traveling for a month in south of France and happy to say that the attitude shown to us all over the places is very positive and kind ,only in this location we found a rude behavior.shame on you Anthony.
Written 25 September 2023
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belgaicas
Sydney, Australia667 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
While in Aix for two days, we had a Cezanne day. We started off here and then walked through the town stopping at the house where he was born, his art school, where he was baptised and married and ending with his grave.

This is his studio, as he left it. It is quite moving to stand there where he stood, with the huge window and the props for his painting. How wonderful that it is still there.

There is a video showing in the garden shed and you can walk through the garden.

Lovely.
Written 23 September 2023
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Andre Graciotti
Sao Paulo, SP37 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Sorry to say this, but this place is a joke and a disrespect to tourists. It's 13 euros to be in a single room full of mostly replicas where you can only look around while you read a booklet (if you are too lazy to read, they offer you an audio guide with the same material for even more additional cost!). And if you go there around 5pm like we did, good luck, because they don't have lights inside you can't see anything properly.
Not to mention the garden outside, which looks like it was forgotten and in need for some care and attention for some years now. Serioulsy, this is the most disappointing thing of our trip to France. Just skip this and go see his real paintings in other museums around the world.
Written 28 August 2023
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ruthie g
Efrat, Palestinian Territories18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
If standing in the room where Cezanne painted excites you, this is for you. It was a hot day and there was somewhat of a crowd. I could have done it a lot quicker.
Written 3 August 2023
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WorldTravellerfromGB
London, UK196 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
We visited Aix on a cruise excursion and decided to book tickets to Cezanne’s studio the day before on the ship via the wifi. It is a must do as there are only 20 or so visitors per half an hour,

Essentially you get to see one large room which was Cezanne’s studio. As long as you are prepared for this then you will enjoy it. It has so many artefacts and the audio guide (additional charge) will talk you through what you are seeing. There are also printed booklets (free) that you can borrow that has the same content.

Well worth also downloading the official “In Cezanne’ Footsteps” Aix app which helps to immerse you in what he loved about the place. It then geo locates you to different places in town with a link to him e.g. his apartment in the centre of town vs the studio that he used to walk up hill to each day before returning in the evening to town. He did this well into his 60s.
Written 15 July 2023
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CDTaylor80
Melbourne, Australia367 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Well worth the trek up the Av. Phillipe Solari to the studio of the great French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work introduced new modes of representation and influenced avant-garde artistic movements of the early 20th century. While seeing his down to earth studio and some of the objects of his still life paintings may not sound like it’ll pump your nads, give it a chance, it’s actually a very well preserved slice of history.
Written 16 June 2023
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Womonwriter
Huntsville, AL153 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
The walk from downtown Aix to the atelier was said to be 15 minutes, but it took us about 30 minutes, almost all uphill, where we learned that it closed from 12;30 to 2. So we waited on the street with others until the gate opened at 2. And then we learned that if we didn’t have a reservation we could not go into the house. We didn’t have a reservation, nor did the others who had been waiting. Neither guidebooks nor the signs there recommended reservations. We were able to walk around the grounds, which were unremarkable. What was really good was a short movie playing on a loop in a shelter on the grounds. We really did enjoy that. It was about Cezanne’s paintings and included a lot of quotations from his writing about art.
Written 10 May 2023
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Hello Rose N, we are very sorry to read that you could not visit the studio because you had not reserved. We hope you will have the opportunity to come and visit us on a future day. Best regards Florence, responsable qualité
Written 2 June 2023
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