Top Choice Museum in Aix-en-Provence

Musée Granet

This fabulous art museum sits right near the top of France’s artistic must-sees, housing works by some of the most iconic artists associated with Provence, including Picasso, Léger, Matisse, Monet, Klee, Van Gogh an…
Top Choice Historic Building in Aix-en-Provence

Caumont Centre d’Art

Aix’ newest pride and joy is also one of its oldest: a stellar art space housed inside the Mazarin quarter’s grandest 17th-century hôtel particulier. There are three exhibitions every year exploring the region’s ric…
Museum in Aix-en-Provence

Atelier Cézanne

Cézanne’s last studio, 1.5km north of the tourist office on a hilltop, was painstakingly preserved (and re-created: not all the tools and still-life models strewn around the room were his) as it was at the time of t…
Church in Aix-en-Provence

Cathédrale St-Sauveur

Built between 1285 and 1350 in a potpourri of styles, this cathedral includes a Romanesque 12th-century nave in its southern aisle, chapels from the 14th and 15th centuries, and a 5th-century sarcophagus in the apse…
Museum in Aix-en-Provence

Galerie d’Art du Conseil Général des Bouches du Rhône

This museum showcases photography and contemporary art.
Gallery in Aix-en-Provence

Fondation Victor Vasarely

This gallery, 4km west of the city, was designed by Hungarian optical-art innovator Victor Vasarely (1906–97). A masterpiece, its 16 interconnecting six-walled galleries were purpose built to display and reflect the…
Historic Site in Aix-en-Provence

Vieil Aix

The centre of Aix’s old town is a wonderful place for a stroll. The heart of town is the graceful public square of cours Mirabeau. South of cours Mirabeau, Quartier Mazarin was laid out in the 17th century, and is h…
Historic Site in Aix-en-Provence

Camp des Milles

Eight kilometres southwest of Aix, this tile factory in Les Milles manufactured 30,000 tonnes of bricks and tiles per year from 1882 until 31 August 1939, when it was turned into a WWII concentration camp. Unnerving…
Historic Building in Aix-en-Provence

Bastide du Jas de Bouffan

In 1859, Cézanne’s father bought Le Jas de Bouffan, a country manor 4.5km west of Aix where Cézanne painted furiously, producing 36 oils and 17 watercolours in the decades that followed, depicting the house, farm, c…
Mine in Aix-en-Provence

Carrières de Bibemus

In 1895, Cézanne rented a cabanon (cabin) at the Carrières de Bibemus, on the edge of town, where he painted prolifically. Atmospheric one-hour tours of the ochre quarry take visitors on foot through the dramatic bu…