Regarded by many – including Picasso – as the father of modern European art, Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) was born, died, and spent much of his life in Aix-en-Provence. He loved the place – saying when away that, “it’s hopeless, nothing else is good enough” – and made many of his most famous works here. This trail takes in his studio (still home to objects recognisable from his still lifes), a museum with ten of his oil paintings, a cottage where he painted prolifically, and iconic Cezanne views. It ends with a walking tour around the town covering 32 sites related to the artist, his family and local friends (including Emile Zola). The walk traces Cezanne’s life here from his birth at 28 Rue de l’Opéra, via homes, schools, marriage, and artistic influences, to his grave in the city’s St Pierre Cemetery.
More information: Some sites require pre-booking and payment; others are always open and free. calameo.com