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Review of Atelier Cezanne

Atelier Cezanne
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Owner description: The studio of famous painter Paul Cézanne has been preserved in its original form.
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“Worth the walk”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Not too far from the historic center of Aix, this is Cezanne's home and studio. The studio is furnished as he left it and the slide show provides a look at his work done there. The garden is also nice. Allow an hour for the visit.

Visited October 2013
3 Thank William R
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Portland, Maine
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“A Must-See for Painters”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

A visit to Cezanne's atelier is an intimate glimpse into his final years as a painter, in which he did some of his largest and most ambitious works. Since I'm a painter, this visit was a no-brainer for me but my non-artist husband enjoyed it nearly as much. We did the English-language tour as mon mari ne parle pas francais, and the docent was excellent. For me, the highlights were seeing the actual objects Cezanne painted over and over in his still-lifes alongside a slide show of the paintings themselves, and climbing the road up the hill from town that he climbed daily and painted innumerable times.

Visited March 2013
4 Thank LAWatercolor
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new york
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“Probably worth it”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

The atelier was interesting, but I was a bit offended by the high price to see it. I was told by the woman who worked in the gift shop on the entrance floor that it is not intended for "museum goers," but for serious students of Cezanne, which was also a bit offensive.

Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Too Little to See”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

What was there was good, but there was only one room of interest. The contents were informative and interesting, and the drawers full of informative and interesting memorabilia needed to be on display.
The fact that Cezanne had used it as his workshop to create so much beauty is impressive. To be able to say we were there is good but I think it needed to display some of his art to really add to the experience. Bluntly, even if it cannot be the originals, copies may allow a better understanding of the views that he was experiencing while creating his treasures.
The garden was an overgrown mess, rather than the complement to the building and its history to better explain the positive impact that it had Cezanne.

Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“for lovers of Cezanne”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

The studio of Cezanne is a quaint little two storey building with not that much to see but for the lovers of Cezanne's work you will quite delighted to see the props used in some of his most famous paintings. You can see the deliberate north facing wall of windows built specifically for a dedicated artist. It allows one to imagine the painter standing in that space and creating his masterpieces. My grudge is with the lousy instructions directing you to the place where Cezanne often painted his favourite mountain Mont Sainte-Victoire. It is maybe a half-hour walk but if you don't have the correct directions it is difficult to find. To get there, leave Cezanne's studio and walk up hill up Av. Paul Cezanne. Continue straight past a roundabout. At a left kink in the road and metres before a zebra crossing there is a stone-stepped pathway on the left hand side that looks like a path to a house. Opposite this pathway is a sign 'Terrain des Paintres'. This leads up to the lookout. Google maps told me this after we got back with blisters on our feet from a long fruitless walk.
We still saw the mountain so it's all good. If you are not familiar with Cezanne's work, then maybe don't bother going or do yourself a favour and take a closer look at his work.

Visited August 2013
2 Thank Emmanay
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