Nestled on the Lauves hills at the city-gates of Aix-en-Provence, the Atelier Cézanne is where the famous artist painted many of his works.
Paul Cézanne used to, as a matter of fact, paint nature out in the open on sunny days.
He would retire to his workshop, instead, on rainy days to paint his famous still life paintings.
The Atelier, which was closed immediately after his death, has remained perfectly intact and stores all of the painter’s original, personal and everyday objects, many of which are depicted in Cézanne’s canvases.
In the workshop visitors will find a table, a dresser, a stool, a large easel, a sofa and a few chairs, a long-piped stove, local majolica, a jar of ginger and one with olives, a compost bin, three skulls, a “love-seat” made of chalk that is attributed to François Duquesnoy, prints and copies of great masters, such as Signorelli, Delacroix, Courbet, and Rubens
etched by Cézanne and which are stored in the Louvre Museum.