FR | AIX-EN-PROVENCE

We arrived late afternoon and the night was already starting!

Beautiful symphony echoing around the street corner- perfect afternoon delight. 

We chose to stay in AirBnB in Aix and boy was it a great decision!

Following in Cézanne’s footsteps, you’ll walk through the painter’s life, from the house where he was born to his final resting place in Saint-Pierre cemetery. You will see the town as the artist experienced it by following an elegantly signposted trail which includes significant places, landmarks of his youth, the houses of his family and those close to him and cafes he went to with friends.

In his quiet, brightly-lit studio, you’ll see the objects which were dear to him, the models for his final still-life paintings, his furniture, equipment he worked with, a thousand tiny details which connect you to the works of art created within these walls and today exhibited around the world. This is where you will feel the master’s presence most strongly, in the human simplicity of his everyday life.

At the Bastide du Jas de Bouffan, today listed as a historical monument along with its grounds, a guided tour will tell you what this family property meant to the painter: a place where he lived, an anchor point, the theatre for his first paintings and a creative studio. Cézanne’s favourite views which appeared in fifty or so of his oil paintings and watercolours will also be revealed as you tour the country house.

At the heart of the Grand Site Sainte-Victoire, the Bibémus Quarries will unveil their majestic beauty on a trail created around the cottage where Cézanne stored his canvasses and sometimes used to sleep. On this 7 hectare plateau of extraordinary natural architecture, you will enter the master’s creative process (motifs, viewpoints, composition, geometrical approach, colours…). It is quite an emotional experience and you’ll understand how cubism was born here with a few world-famous paintings.

- Aix-en-Provence Tourism

For dinner, we arrived at Le Zinc d'Hugo for cozy french dinner. 

Millefeuille de tomate et mozzarella Burrata au pesto de basilic frais.

Les Grillades au feu de bois- carnivore's delight.

Tarte Tatin caramélisée.

Ending the night with lively music and bonfire in the middle of the city.