La bastide du Jas de Bouffan, Aix-en-Provence

The Bastide du Jas de Bouffan is a historic bastide in Aix-en-Provence, France.
The bastide is located at 17 route de Galice in Jas de Bouffan, a neighbourhood of Aix-en-Provence.
The bastide was built circa 1750 for Gaspard Truphème, an Advisor to the Court of Audits. He hired architect Georges Vallon, who designed many other historic buildings in the centre of Aix. The bastide is surrounded by a private garden with ponds, fountains and sculptures. It was inherited by Gaspard's son, Pierre, followed by his grandson, Joseph, whose daughter Gabrielle passed it to her son, Gabriel Joursin in 1854.
The bastide was purchased by banker Louis-Auguste Cézanne, the father of famed painter Paul Cézanne, in 1859. In 1880, Paul Cézanne established an atelier in the attic. He also painted the walls of the living-room. Additionally, he often painted in the garden, looking out to the Montagne Sainte-Victoire from different vantage points. After his father's death, he lived in the bastide with his mother.
The bastide was acquired by Louis Granel, an engineer, in 1899. His daughter married Frédéric Corsy, an anatomist. His son, André Corsy, lived their with his wife, Nina Wakhévitch, and their adopted children until his death in 2002.
The house now belongs to the city of Aix-en-Provence. Since 2006, it may be visited by tourists, by appointment only.
It has been listed as an official historical monument by the French Ministry of Culture since 2001.
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  • We paid €6.00 at the Tourist Office to visit the Bastide thinking that we will get to see the ' atelier ' etc before it's big renovation next year. Unfortunately you only get to see 1 room. Then they....  more »
  • We visited the home of Cezzane along with our Parisian friends. The tour guide was most knowledgable, bi-lingual and answered all our questions. The tour as well as video is well done. Purchase...  more »
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  • Very beautiful
  • Take Bus no. 8 at the street of Victor Hugo to get here. It takes no more than 15 min. This house should be taken care of. I am a little disppointed that this house looks abandoned.

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