Aix en Provence, town of inspiration
Discover our most beautiful cultural places...
Take a moment to admire the Paul Cézanne's places of life.
Start your discovery by visiting his studio, not far from the Villa Gallici, this place collects all the secrets and wonders that the painter has been able to communicate in his artworks.
Then, discover the place where the painter grew up with his family : Bastide du Jas de Bouffan. You will find there his main inspirational motifs and his first paintings painted on the walls of the living room.
The city of Aix en Provence also offers a very rich and diverse cultural program, particularly within the Granet Museum.
Between curiosity and love of Art, you will discover many treasures hidden in the heart of the city. Nearly 500 paintings, sculptures and archaeological pieces are available in this amazing place. In addition to the permanent collections (Granet, Ingres, Donation from Cézanne to Giacometti ...), the Granet Museum proposes every year few temporary exhibitions to discover a part of the history...
You will also find the emblematic Centre d'Art Caumont located in the historic Mazarin district. This mansion, transformed into a museum, hosts a unique exhibition each season. This place steeped in history will introduce you to the architecture of old Aix buildings and also a magnificent courtyard with its garden surveyed by plants typical of beautiful 18th century Aix residences.
Finally, let's look to the future, the city of Aix en Provence invites you to walk through the door of the Vasarely Foundation and discover the artist's 44 monumental works. This "polychrome city of happiness" is the very expression of Art for all and skillfully integrates art into architecture.