Walking with Cezanne

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Walking with Cezanne

Or at least in his footsteps by following the big brass studs that are embedded in the sidewalks of Aix en Provence. Drop by the tourism office and ask for the map called "In the steps of  Cezanne". The walking tour starts just off the Cours Mirabeau on rue de L’Opera at the place of his birth in 1839 and takes you to various landmarks including his art school which is now the Musee Granet. 

Be sure to visit the museum as there are 9 Cezanne paintings permanently on exposition.

It was an American expat living in Aix in the 1980’s who presented the idea of embedding the brass studs into the sidewalks to the city so each of us could know more about the life of this passionate painter.