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Aix-en-Provence, the birthplace of Cezanne (1839-1906), hosted numerous special events and tours to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the death. Activities included guided hikes, painting classes, hot air balloon rides and wine-tasting.

Musee Granet displayed 80 oils and 30 watercolours by Cezanne. His family home, the Bastide du Jas de Bouffan, opened to the public for the first time.

A discovery trail allows visitors to experience the same points of view from where Paul Cezanne painted the ochre rocks at the Bibemus Quarries. In the Lauves atelier, Cezanne's studio, visitors can see the artist's easel, brushes and surroundings where he painted his still life masterpieces.

Around Aix-en-Provence, guided tours include the Cezanne Road around Sainte-Victoire mountain, which Cezanne painted 87 times, Gardanne, the only village ever painted by Paul Cezanne, and the fishing village of L'Estaque, where Cezanne stayed at least five times.