Did I have an orange crush on Hotel Cezanne. The first boutique hotel in Aix-En-Provence, this bright, modern lair was as funky as you get, down to the shadows the cut-out lamps played on the walls and the deep orange shag rug in my room. Named after post-Impressionist painter and one-time Aix resident Paul Cezanne, whose studio is a tourist attraction nearby, the hotel is centrally located and full of contemporary art.
No photos allowed at the nearby Atelier Cezanne, the place to go for Cezanne lovers, who can see the influential painter's house and studio preserved apparently just how he left it in the 1800s. The common household objects he painted were scattered about, and you can look out his window and see the nature captured in his idyllic paintings.
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