If you want to follow in Paul Cézanne's footsteps, you will find no shortage of places to visit in Aix en Provence, where the artist was born in 1839, and where he died in 1906, having spent almost all his life there.
All the major Cézanne sites are reviewed here. Scroll down to see the key locations around Aix en Provence and click here for our guide to a Cézanne-themed drive or ride around the Mont Sainte Victoire.
Click here to read about L'Estaque, the nearby fishing port which was another of his favourite haunts and subjects, here to read a review of the Musée Granet, the museum in Aix which once refused to accept his work (and now rues the day) and here to read about an offbeat children's thriller inspired by the theft of a painting by Cézanne, who appears briefly in the book as one of the characters.
A new film shot in Aix and the countryside around Mont Saint Victoire explores the tense and complex rivalry between Cézanne and one of the greatest writers of the 19th century.
Cézanne and Émile Zola were childhood friends and remained close for decades. But their relationship came under huge strain when Zola achieved fame and wealth for blockbuster novels such as L'Assommoir (1877) and Germinal (1885).
Meanwhile Cézanne had plunged into bold experiments in art that were later hailed as revolutionary. But his genius went unrecognised.
Then in 1886 Zola published a novel, L'Oeuvre (it's called The Work of Art or The Masterpiece in English), about a failed artist who ends by tragically losing confidence in himself.
Cézanne took offence, guessing - probably correctly - that the character was in part based on him. Cézanne et Moi (Cézanne and I) explores this gripping story, tracing the two men's lives over 40 years.
Cezanne was born in Aix and spent most of his life there, while Zola grew up in the city before moving to Paris in his teens.
And many familiar Aix landmarks, such as the place d'Albertas, pictured, and the place de Archevêché have been given makeovers for the film to whisk them back in time to the late 19th century.
Cézanne and I is conceived by the Oscar-nominated writer-director Danièle Thompson. Guillaume Gallienne (Marie Antoinette) is cast as Cézanne while Guillaume Canet (The Beach; Merry Christmas) plays Zola.
As well as appearing at film festivials, Cézanne and I opens across Europe over the autumn of 2016 and in North America the following spring.
The Professor of International Relations at Nottingham University, Danchev is not a traditional art historian and comes at his subject from an unusual angle, partly drawing on the (fictional) work of Cézanne's boyhood friend, the novelist Emile Zola.
His biography has received rave reviews in The Sunday Times, The Spectator and elsewhere as a revealing and sympathetic portrait of a man who has always previously been regarded as prickly, physically awkward and aloof. Find Cézanne: A Life on Amazon.
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