AIX EN PROVENCE
AIX EN PROVENCE
(30 minutes from Salon de Provence)
Aix-en-Provence has a remarkable amount of sunshine and an exceptional Roman heritage, and will seduce you with its many tourist attractions, its colourful streets, its thermal baths, its famous fountains, its private mansions and its many “shady café terraces”.
Aix-en-Provence offers a true French art of living, from gastronomy to vineyards, from its festival to its architecture.
The city attracts many tourists every year.
The Hôtel of Caumont
The Hôtel de Caumont is a private mansion located in the old town of Aix-en-Provence, the Mazarin area.
It is a very large noble residence that was built during the first half of the 18th century. It became the location for prestigious parties and “soirées” before the Revolution.
In 2015, it became the Caumont Centre d'Art, which hosts two temporary exhibitions each year dedicated to the great names in art, as well as cultural events (concerts, conferences, etc.).
It is also in itself a superb place, decorated and furnished with refinement, to be visited if only for its monumental grand staircase.
A film dedicated to the Aixois painter “Paul Cézanne” is shown every day in the auditorium: his life, his work, his emotional relationship with his native region.
Self-guided tour with audio guide and booklet for children or guided tour with smartphones and tablets.
The Hôtel de Caumont is open every day.
From 1 May to 10 October: 10am-7pm
From 11 October to 30 April: 10am-6pm
The atelier of Paul Cézanne
The Atelier of Paul Cézanne is a souvenir place of the artist.
The large studio where Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) worked and created his last works has been preserved and is a small museum dedicated to the painter. The studio overlooks a charming garden. Exhibition of materials, objects and documents.
Temporary exhibitions and video of Paul Cézanne's world.
See website for prices.
Tuesday to Saturday and public holidays (except Sunday and Monday)
To go further...
The Pavilion of Vendome
The Fountain of La Rotonde