The Manor of Jas de Bouffan

Aix en Provence - Bastide du Jas de Bouffan - Guided tour - Closed for renovation until 2019

The Manor is closed until December 31st 2018.

For lovers of Cézanne in France and around the world, as well as for the residents of Aix and Provence, the Jas de Bouffan estate – never before opened to the general public – is a fascinating attraction, a place which retains an aura of mystique despite its direct links with so many of the painter's celebrated works.

The XVIII century mansion belonged to Cézanne's family between 1859 and 1899.

At the age of 20, Paul Cézanne started out painting on the walls of the living room and outside in the park. A guided visit all around will let you see the different points of view taken by Cézanne himself while painting. As in the oval living room, a virtual recollection of his works can be seen.

Getting here
Coaches: drop-off at entrance to the property on Route de Galice, then parking at Maurice David stadium. Bus No 8, Corsy stop (more information www.aixenbus.fr).

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office

    Les Allées
    300 avenue Giuseppe Verdi

    13605 Aix en Provence

  • Lieux

    Bastide du Jas de Bouffan
    17 route De Galice
    13090 Aix en Provence

  • Transport means

    On foot

  • Duration

    1 to 2hrs

  • Guide

    Historic monuments guide

  • Tour language

    English, French

  • Phone

    • 04 42 16 11 61
  • Fax

    04 42 16 11 62

  • Website

Nearby

  1. Amandine et Quentin

    Craftsman

    Read more
  2. Collectif les Coquettes

    Fashion / shopping

    Read more
  3. Au Basilic

    Holiday rental

    Read more
  4. Pain de Sucre

    Fashion / shopping

    Read more

Where to stay

Saint-Christophe
Hotel

Saint-Christophe

Aix en Provence

The Hotel Saint-Christophe is ideally located opposite the Rotonde fountain, at the entrance to the pedestrian historic center, less than 50 meters from the Tourist Office and a stone's throw from Cours Mirabeau, museums, Provencal markets and the Grand Théâtre de Provence. In an Art Deco…

Le Mazet
Holiday rental

Le Mazet

Aix en Provence

Dans la campagne aixoise, à 2km du centre ville, studio indépendant et très fonctionnel de 24 m² situé dans le jardin des propriétaires. Décoration soignée. Pièce principale avec 1 canapé lit bateau /2 pers (2X80X190), kitchenette et espace nuit avec 1 lit/2 pers. Salle d'eau avec WC.…

Le pey blanc
B&B

Le pey blanc

Aix en Provence

Villa au calme sans vis-à-vis, située sur une colline avec vue dominante sur la campagne aixoise et alentours. Grand parc arboré et clôturé de plus d'un hectare, composé sur sa partie haute d'une pinède et en contrebas d'arbres fruitiers. Piscine privative à libre disposition de début…

Camping Chantecler
Campsite

Camping Chantecler

Aix en Provence

In an heaven of peace, enjoy the sweetness of life at 2 km of the town center. A park of 8 hectares located in Aix en Provence in the heart of Provence. Equipped with swimming pool, bowling pitch, beach volley, ping pong table, playground for kids, restaurant / snack, laundry / TV room, WIFI…

Artea
Hotel

Artea

Aix en Provence

Darius Milhaud's former residence (famous musician from the 20th century), located in the heart of Aix en provence , 50 meters away from Cours Mirabeau. The hotel Artea offers 40 rooms sound proof with air conditioning. The hotel is a compromise between beautiful old time residencies with its…

Grand Hôtel Negre Coste
Hotel

Grand Hôtel Negre Coste

Aix en Provence

This charming 18th century hotel with a private car park, where peace and confort are to be found is in the very heart of the old town of Aix. Open 24h/24h. Breakfast in your room or in the dining- room or in terrace.

Ibis Styles Aix-en-Provence Mas des Oliviers
Hotel

Ibis Styles Aix-en-Provence Mas des Oliviers

Aix en Provence

Located west Aix, 10mn drive to city center. Open 24h/24h. 63 air conditioned rooms with view on the garden. Free closed parking. The restaurant "Le Mas des Oliviers" is air conditioned and there is a shaded outside where you eat a good provençal meal. If you drink a bottle of wine, we offer…

Hôtel de Gantes
Hotel

Hôtel de Gantes

Aix en Provence

The first four-starhotel without stars hotel on the Cours Mirabeau. Stylish decoration combining historic ambiance with modern comfort, the Hotel de Gantes has 11 rooms and suites all different from eachother.Dare to meet Marilyn’s eyes in the Cinema room or admire the St Victoire in the Paul…

Mme et M. Fuller
B&B

Mme et M. Fuller

Meyreuil

Mas des Micocouliers is a typically provencal stone guest house dating from the 19th century. Entirely restored, it benefits from a privileged situation combining the attractions of the countryside and those of the city. In the heart of the protected site of the Montaiguet, 100m from the bridge…

Things to do

Oriental carpets and tapestries - Alexandre Naalbandian
Craftsman

Oriental carpets and tapestries - Alexandre Naalbandian

Aix en Provence

Sale, purchase, restoration carpets and tapestries.

Thibault Chappe Photographie
Craftsman

Thibault Chappe Photographie

Aix en Provence

Thibault Chappe is a photographer in Aix-en-Provence. He takes photos for weddings, pregnancy, new-born babies, portraits, advertisements, events or illustrations. Thibault Chappe also organises photo lessons and courses for all levels.

Le cours Mirabeau and its fountains
Site

Le cours Mirabeau and its fountains

Aix en Provence

440 metres long and 42 metres wide, Cours Mirabeau links the Mazarin district to the south with the old market town to the north. Today it is one of the busiest and most lively places in Aix en Provence. With its plane trees, fountains and cafes, the Cours is extremely popular with tourists and…

Pavillon Noir
Cultural place

Pavillon Noir

Aix en Provence

Le Pavillon Noir is a dance venue with four studios and a theatre where you can do the following all year: - watch shows by Angelin Preljocaj and guest theatre companies - have a drink with a choreographer during Apéro-danse - attend a guided tour of Le Pavillon Noir - watch public rehearsals,…

Oppidum d'Entremont
Site

Oppidum d'Entremont

Aix en Provence

Entremont is a Gallic village dating back to the 2nd century BC, which has been undergoing excavation since 1946. The excavators have found remains of ramparts, houses, workshops, a hall where the severed heads of enemies were displayed (a Celtic custom), statues and many objects. Standing in…

Pâtisserie Béchard
Greed, Greediness

Pâtisserie Béchard

Aix en Provence

Pâtisserie Béchard is an institution in Aix and one of the oldest cake shops in town. The shop has been in Cours Mirabeau since 1870. Outside, you are instantly attracted by a tempting shop-window display, as well as the aroma of cakes made with butter. It's hard to resist going inside.…

Antoine Vitez theater
Cultural place

Antoine Vitez theater

Aix en Provence

Théâtre Antoine Vitez hosts an annual themed schedule with fifteen professional companies, two amateur theatre festivals and university productions by theatre and music students. The essentially theatre-based schedule focuses on contemporary playwrights and designs. Alongside the Pratik Teatr…

Paul Arbaud Museum
Cultural place

Paul Arbaud Museum

Aix en Provence

The Paul Arbaud museum-library, named after its creator, is situated in the Mazarin quarter, a stone's throw from the Cours Mirabeau. Paul Arbaud, a scholar, devoted his life to constituting a large collection of objects and books, remarkable in terms of both their quantity and their quality. On…

Magasin Général Plus
Fashion / shopping

Magasin Général Plus

Aix en Provence

Le Magasin General Plus est situé dans le centre historique d'Aix-en-Provence. Un lieu dédié à l'art de vivre où on aime flâner. La sélection est très éclectique allant de la cuisine à l'outdoor en passant par la bagagerie, les senteurs, les boules de pétanque, la librairie,…

Where to eat

Le Riad
Food guide restaurant

Le Riad

Aix en Provence

This Moroccan restaurant is in the historic centre of Aix-en-Provence, between the Town Hall and the Rotonde fountain, near Cours Mirabeau. It is inside the former Cordeliers Abbey, a listed historical monument, which adds its charm to the already refined, discreet oriental decor. In summer, eat…

Campanile Aix-en-Provence Sud - Pont de l'Arc - Gril
Cuisine de Provence

Campanile Aix-en-Provence Sud - Pont de l'Arc - Gril

Aix en Provence

Five minutes from the city centre, on the banks of the Arc river, enjoy the restaurant's tranquillity and traditional cuisine with unlimited buffets. The restaurant was renovated in March 2011.

Maison Nosh Sextius
Food guide restaurant

Maison Nosh Sextius

Aix en Provence

Nosh is more than just another house with a Hot dog concept. The trans-Atlantic dishes are revisited with a French and creative touch for amazing recipes that include the classics. The Nosh house is most ready to bring you a healthy diet all products are from local producers and a great variety…

Naruto
Food guide restaurant

Naruto

Aix en Provence

Naruto restaurant serves many sushis, tempuras and yakitoris, prepared with care by our Japanese chef. You will also find okonomiyaki, donburi and ramen, and many original home-made desserts.

Pierre Reboul
Food guide restaurant

Pierre Reboul

Aix en Provence

Michelin starred chef Pierre Reboul has left his gourmet restaurant in the center of Aix-en-Provence to open a new one in the heart of the Château La Pioline in a cozy and modern atmosphere. His peculiar cuisine and the best fresh seasonal products from the region and elsewhere.

Les 2 Frères
Food guide restaurant

Les 2 Frères

Aix en Provence

Not to be confused with Les Deux Garçons on Cours Mirabeau. This duet - brothers Stéphane and Olivier Bencherif have headed out of the town centre to set up their trendy and zen brasserie complete with car park and luxuriant terrace, in a residential quarter of Aix. Loosen your tie… The decor…

Le Mas d'Entremont
Food guide restaurant

Le Mas d'Entremont

Aix en Provence

Nestled in 7,5 acres park with ponds and fountains, the Mas d'Entremont restaurant offers a cuisine always prepared with fresh, quality products coming from known producers. The use of seasonal products influences the types and preparation of dishes. The Marignane family and his team will…

La Tomate verte
Food guide restaurant

La Tomate verte

Aix en Provence

This is a bistro as it ought to be: quick midday deals for busy workers and a more elaborate evening menu for those who wish to truly savour their food. Everyone, however, can enjoy fresh, seasonal produce as part of a menu that changes according to the whims of the local market and which still…

La Cantine
Food guide restaurant

La Cantine

Aix en Provence

Located between the Hôtel de Ville and the Palais de Justice, just two minutes from the Cours Mirabeau, la Cantine's menu features dishes from the South of France, served on the terrace or indoors, at either lunch or dinner. You will find fresh, seasonal produce from Provence, Corsica and Italy,…

Inspirations

The soap

The soap

Tradition

'Savon de Marseille', how to tell the real from the fake

The Olive

The Olive

Terroir

Olive oil, olive soap and olives with herbs… A fruit you can't do without!

Lights, Camera, Action! Provence and the Movies

Lights, Camera, Action! Provence and the Movies

The history of cinema in Provence dates back many years. And similarly to the region's artistic hall of fame, it was inspired by light...

As you may know, the very first moving picture was screened by the Lumière brothers ('Lumière' meaning 'light') on September 21st, 1895 in La Ciotat.

The Sun

The Sun

Sunshine, one of the fundamentals of life in the South…