Deluxe Drivers proposes a private tour of Cézanne in Provence. Your English speaking driver will take you to discover the best of this impressionist painter in the South of France. Leaving your place of Stay, your knowledgeable driver will take you to the centre of Aix en Provence. You will be able to discover Cézanne’s workshop, his Family home, the church where he got married and his birth place. You will then be driven to the Sainte Victoire Montain area, taking Cézanne’s road up to the Tholonet, a typical little town that he loved for its character and its natural site. Finally, you will join the Bimont dam and its breathtaking view on the countryside trough the Bibémus quarries.
Included : Knowledgeable English speaking driver and private car service, transport expenses
Not included : any entrance to museums or other activities when touring, driver’s meal, food and beverage, gratuity
Discover important places of Cézanne’s life: the church where he got married, the Granet museum of the 2006 exhibition, and the Mirabeau court, where he used to have lunch at the “Café des 2 Garçons”.
The north of Aix-en-Provence located the nest of his creations. Visit the Lauves workshop where many of his personal belongings and works are presented. Find yourself immersed into the universe of Cezanne.
Le Tholonet was one of Paul Cezanne’s favourite places. Its red soil, grey rock and intense blue sky all complemented by Mount Sainte-Victoire, offer a palette of extraordinary colours that inspired the Master.
The ‘Route de Cézanne’ snakes along the mountainside from the gates of Aix, and is the only road classified as monument in France. It winds its way through pinewoods, hidden valleys, and rocky crests.
From 1888 to 1904 the Master explored the surrounding area of the Bibemus quarries and Bimont dam to study the density of the shapes and the richness of the colours. The geometric immensity that he represents on his canvas is a last glimpse of one of the most impressive landscapes painted by Cézanne.
The oldest brasserie in Aix en Provence (1792), Cézanne used to dine there almost every day and have long lasting chats with his closest friends: Monnet, Renoir, and Zola
Few miles out of Aix En Provence, try a gastronomic lunch while having a great location of a luxurious garden and an amazing view on the Mountain Ste Victoire. Michelin Star in 2014.
Bought in 1859 by the painter’s father, it’s in this typical Provence house that Cézanne painted more than 40 canvases, 15 water colours and 17 sketches, over nearly 40 years.
The permanent collections make it one of the richest provincial museums with works of the XVIth to the XXth centuries and different schools of Dutch, Flemish and Italian art. The museum has gathered eight Cézanne paintings.