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Bastide du Jas de Bouffan

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Bastide du Jas de Bouffan
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General information
Coordinates43°31′37″N 5°25′44″E / 43.527°N 5.429°E / 43.527; 5.429Coordinates: 43°31′37″N 5°25′44″E / 43.527°N 5.429°E / 43.527; 5.429
Design and construction
ArchitectGeorges Vallon

The Bastide du Jas de Bouffan (Granel-Corsy 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.[1]


The bastide was built circa 1750 for Gaspard Truphème, an Advisor to the Court of Audits.[2][3] He hired architect Georges Vallon,[2] who designed many other historic buildings in the centre of Aix. The bastide is surrounded by a private garden with ponds, fountains and sculptures.[3] 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.[2]

The bastide was purchased by banker Louis-Auguste Cézanne, the father of famed painter Paul Cézanne, in 1859.[1] In 1880, Paul Cézanne established an atelier in the attic.[1] He also painted the walls of the living-room.[1] Additionally, he often painted in the garden, looking out to the Montagne Sainte-Victoire from different vantage points.[1] After his father's death, he lived in the bastide with his mother.[2]

The bastide was acquired by Louis Granel, an engineer, in 1899.[2] His daughter married Frédéric Corsy, an anatomist.[2] His son, André Corsy, lived there with his wife, Nina Wakhévitch, and their adopted children until his death in 2002.[2]

The house now belongs to the city of Aix-en-Provence. Since 2006, it may be visited by tourists, by appointment only.[1][4]

Architectural significance

It has been listed as an official historical monument by the French Ministry of Culture since 2001.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Aix-en-Provence Tourism: Bastide du Jas de Bouffan". Archived from the original on 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2015-06-19.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Cézanne en Provence: Le Jas de Bouffan
  3. ^ a b Guillemette de la Borie, À visiter : le Jas de Bouffan, la bastide de Cézanne, La Croix, July 22, 2014
  4. ^ Dominique Auzias, Aix-en-Provence: Pays aixois et salonais, Paris: Le Petit Futé, 2008, p. 143
  5. ^ Base Mérimée: Bastide du Jas de Bouffan, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)

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