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Best of Eastern France in 14 Days Tour, and Cezanne

I'm signed up for the Sept. 30th start date of this tour, and considering add a day or more at the end because I have a particular interest in Cézanne.

I'm interested in hearing from people who have taken this tour to see if anybody has done a Cézanne focused tour after the RS tour, or if they felt the RS tour included enough info to suit them. I've found one possibility to consider:
https://www.contexttravel.com/cities/rest-of-france/tours/cezannes-aix-en-provence

Posted by acraven
Washington DC
8072 posts

Liz, I haven't taken BOEF or an art-focused tour and don't have your special interest in Cezanne, but I do like art, and last year I enjoyed the small art museums that seem to exist in practically every town of note in southern France. You could add a lot more than one day and put the time to productive, art-related use. I have just one caution: Peak season in that area is July-August (though it is often uncomfortably hot then). By October a lot of museums will probably be open only five days a week (or possibly just four). Be sure of what you're going to get in terms of museum visits.

Posted by Alan
Folsom
1052 posts

You can learn about Cézanne and his studio, etc on the tour you’ve highlighted. You could see the same sights on your own but I like the value that a good guide brings. Even though Aix played a major part in his life you won’t see great works by him there.

Posted by Janet
Temple,Tx
159 posts

My husband and I took this tour last year. I noticed one Cezanne exhibit in Aix. I didn't go there to check it out. There are almost no museums on this tour. I think if you were a big art fan you might want to arrive in Paris a few days early and find some of his work at one of the museums there.

It is a delightful tour and I loved that it was on a slower pace. We started off with 3 days in London and then visited D-Day sites before taking the RS Best of Paris in 7 days. We were tired before we even started the Eastern France tour. We especially loved Colmar and Chamonix. If you have any additional questions, I'd be glad to help you.

Posted by Liz OP
SE Pennsylvania
17 posts

Thanks for the replys, and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed this tour, Janet.

I understand that there won't be many Cézanne paintings to view in this part of France, and that's okay--I've been to Paris and other museums a number of times.

If there is anybody who has done a separate day tour of Cézanne sites, I'd appreciate hearing about them.