Aix-en-Provence is riddled with Paul Cezanne’s past footsteps. We scoped out a couple of his old neighborhoods and checked out his old imprints around town. The first place we visited was the artist’s birth house. Located on Rue de l’Opera near Cours Mirabeau, Cezanne was born on 19 January 1839.
The building was formerly a charitable institution. I don’t know what it is now, but the writing on the wall indicates some sort of schooling for young children.
When his mother had passed and he had sold the family house, Jas de Bouffan, Cezanne moved into his last home. The apartment is not too far away from our neighborhood, Place des Cardeurs, and a little further past Hotel de Ville. This was where he laid to rest, taken from pleurisy when he caught pneumonia. Cezanne passed at 7 a.m. on 23 October 1906.
Below are pictures of Rue Boulegon, where the apartment is located at, and of its surroundings.