Terrain des Peintres


A wonderful terraced garden perfect for a picnic, from where Cézanne, among others, painted the Montagne Ste-Victoire. The view of the jagged mountain is inspirational – Cézanne painted over 80 renditions of it, nine of which are immortalised in stone. The gardens are opposite 62 av Paul Cézanne. You’ll find them a 10-minute walk uphill from the Atelier Cézanne stop (bus 5 or 12).

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Nearby Aix-en-Provence attractions

1. Atelier Cézanne

0.43 MILES

Cézanne’s last studio, where he worked from 1902 until his death four years later, has been painstakingly preserved. Some elements have been recreated:…

2. Cathédrale St-Sauveur

0.88 MILES

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…

4. Église de la Madeleine

1.11 MILES

Across from the Palace of Justice, this 17th-century church only received its monumental facade in the 19th century, and has an imposing obelisk out the…

5. Vieil Aix

1.16 MILES

One of Aix' great charms is its historical centre: ramble through it, drinking in divine streetscapes as you choose which historical, cultural or culinary…

6. Fontaine du Roi René

1.25 MILES

In the centre of cours Mirabeau is this lovely sculpted fountain from 1823, depicting the 15th-century king holding muscat grapes (which he reputedly…

7. Fontaine d’Eau Chaude

1.25 MILES

Dating to 1667, this small fountain, the first along the Cours Mirabeau, is fed by 18ºC spring water that encourages the diversity of greenery with which…

8. Cours Mirabeau

1.26 MILES

No streetscape better epitomises Provence’s most graceful city than this 440m-long, fountain-studded street, sprinkled with Renaissance hôtels…