Atelier Cézanne

Visitor information

The peaceful purpose-built studio where Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) painted his 'Grandes Baigneuses'.

In 1901, Paul Cézanne bought land on the chemin des Lauves, in his home town of Aix-en-Provence, with the intention of constructing a dedicated studio. It was based on the other side of town from the family farm, the Jas de Bouffan. Cézanne quickly established this new studio as the creative home of the 'new art', which he called 'primitive'. This inaugurated an increasingly reclusive period for the artist, during which he focused on still life painting and landscapes, including views of the Aix landmark Mont Saint-Victoire. Cézanne also continued working on his 'Bathers' series, including the monumental Grandes Baigneuses now at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA.

Visitors to the Atelier Cézanne, which opened to the public in the 1950s, can still see the artist's plaster casts, the picture slot he used to transport the Baigneuses, and his still life models: bottles, pottery, paper flowers and fabrics.

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9 avenue Paul Cézanne
13090 Aix-en-Provence


(+33) 04 42 21 06 53


Plan your visit
Opening times:

11 January - 31 March:

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 12:30pm and 2pm - 5pm.

1 April - 1 to June, 30 2016:

Monday - Sunday, 10am - 12:30pm and 2pm - 6pm

1 July - 31 August:

Monday - Sunday, 10am to 6pm

1 September - 30 September:

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 6pm

1 October - 31 December:

Monday - Sunday, 10am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 6pm

Closed on Sundays

Admission prices:

€6.50 Adults

€3.50 Concessions

Children up to 13 years go free

Accurate as of September 2018

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Atelier de Cézanne - Aix en Provence
Atelier de Cézanne - Aix en Provence