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Visit the city of Aix , walk in the Cézanne’s pathway. A pedestrian itinerary marked with nails stamped “C” takes you from the native house of the painter where he was born in 1839, in the heart of the city at 28 rue Opera, you continue by the Lycée Mignet where he befriends Zola , Until the last address 23, rue Boulegon. You will also visit the Saint-Pierre cemetery, classified as a historical monument, where it was buried in 1908.
Visit of the Bastide du Jas de Bouffan studio painting whose walls will receive the first works of the famous painter but also his last Period “The cottage of Jourdan”. You will discover a multimedia creation that brings to the walls the works of Cézanne . Visit of the Atelier des Lauves Museum , Cézanne’s painting workshop: at the beginning of the 20th century, Cézanne settled in this workshop in the countryside of Aix en Provence. He worked there the last years of his life and painted his last works there. here you will feel the intensity of the painter’s presence. Painters’ visit and his stunning view of the Ste Victoire mountain, his most famous paintings have been painted Since this wonderful panorama.
Bistronomic lunch « Ō Zen Le Passage », old confectionery factory with a unique industrial architecture of the 19th century
Diner free (selection of restaurants in your travel book) in Aix en Provence
Accommodation in 3 *** or 4 **** hotel depending on the option chosen in Aix en Provence
Departure towards Tholonet road.
Visit the Bibemus quarries : around the shed of Cézanne, course in the shade of the great pines will allow you to discover the motifs painted by Cézanne and the famous red rocks of Bibemus. Visit the Château Henri Bonnaud winery and wine tasting classified AOC Palette . The winery is located at the foot of Montagne St Victoire between pine forests and olive groves.
Bistronomic lunch at the Table of Beaurecueil, restaurant frequented by Cezanne at the time of his first paintings, in his time the famous painter to the tablet of drawings and watercolors
Free diner (restaurants’ list in your travel diary).
Hotel accommodation 3 *** or 4 **** depending on the option chosen in Aix en Provence.
Visit the Granet Museum , a vestige contemporary icons, the museum presents paintings from all ages and cultures The Permanent Collection of Cézanne In a few masterpieces: the great bathers, the only portrait of Emile Zola … Numbers of his paintings are exhibited internationally:
The Montagne Sainte-Victoire view of Bellevue (Metropolitan Museum), the natures- Mortes (Musée d’Orsay), The banks of the Marne (Pushkin museum). From 1862 to 1870 is his romantic period influenced by the Italian or Spanish baroque Cézanne expresses itself in a thick paste, with a dark palette and black bottoms: Tête de vieillard (1866), La Madeleine (1868-1869) … Then the landscapes of the south arrive the Impressionist period, paintings and acquarelles.
Visit of the district of the Estaque . From 1864 he resided for two years on the heights of the castle Bovis, taking advantage of the striking view over the bay of Marseilles which inspired many impressionist, fauve and cubist painters … He invited his friends Braque, Dufy, Renoir, Manet … Paths of the painters , a pedestrian circuit that allows to experience the history of this popular district, visits to the place where Cézanne lived at the foot of the Château Bovis; with a dominant view over the bay of Marseille.
Diner gastronomic in Aix en Provence.
Accommodation 3 *** or 4 **** depending on the option chosen in Marseille
Departure from Aix-en-Provence via the 3 Sautet Bridge where Cezanne painted the Bathers (bridge also painted by Churchill) , Meyreuil with one of the most beautiful views of the Sainte Victoire (view of 3/4) ; then Gardanne painted by Cézanne and that few people know.
Visit of Gardanne, an old village perched on the hill of Cativel and its bell tower, the only village painted by Cézanne. Visit the Brothers’ Hill, its open-air museum where you can compare the village with the painter’s canvases on display.
Visit of the Cézanne route and the places he painted: The bell tower of the village, where he lived for a year.
Free lunch (list of restaurants in your travel diary).
We suggest lunch in a restaurant very typical for its Marseilles. “Chez Etienne” a typical atmosphere in the “Panier district”
Diner “ special Aioli bistonomic ” at the South Table on the old port.
Accommodation in Marseille hotel 3 *** or 4 **** according to the chosen option.