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Les Lauves

Chemin des Lauves, Aix-en-Provence, France
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Nearly killed myself trying to find this place!! The location on TripAdvisor map is far away from... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
via mobile
Cezanne paintings 'in situ'

You have to be determined to find this place as it requires either a trip on the bus or a long slog... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Joan C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Chemin des Lauves, Aix-en-Provence, France
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Nearly killed myself trying to find this place!! The location on TripAdvisor map is far away from it's actual location. Use Google maps and search for "Terrain des peintres". If going by bus get off at "Peintres". It's marked on the bus stop. Look for...More

Thank sprocketsanjay
Reviewed 5 August 2017

You have to be determined to find this place as it requires either a trip on the bus or a long slog uphill. We caught a bus from Avenue Pasteur and despite the unhelpful driver managed to get off at 'Peintres' where we crossed the...More

Thank Joan C
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This map location is incorrect. We found nothing using Google maps or apple maps. This location is just a road.

Thank BCSunflower777
Reviewed 31 October 2016

It is wonderful to stand in the same spot that Paul Cezanne painted a number of his St Victoire paintings and there a reproductions on site for visitors to compare. The one sadness is that the city of Aix has planted a number of cyprus...More

1  Thank 2011tigger
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This site provides an excellent view of Cezanne's mountain as well as providing the visitor with the experience of viewing the sites Cezanne enjoyed. Parking is difficult. Worth the difficulty.

3  Thank 400shirleyl
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Paul Cezanne, considered the father of modern painting, spent his boyhood in Aix where his father owned the only bank in the town. The family home was the Bastide du jas de Bouffant on the western edges of Aix and can be visited for a...More

6  Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 2 July 2015

You have to walk 15 minutes uphill from Cézanne's atelier (another great place to visit) to reach Les Lauves, a place where Cézanne painted again and again his beloved Montagne Sainte-Victoire. Walking can be a little tough on a hot day (no shadows) but you...More

5  Thank Jari J
Reviewed 17 January 2015

This is the area that made Cezanne swoon, where his love affair with the mountain in the foothills of Mont Saint Victoire, where he created his atelier and garden close by. We stand here seeing the same rooms drenched in morning light as he did,...More

4  Thank Eli B
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