I had a meeting in Aix en Provence on Monday. The second that was over I headed to Cezanne’s backyard, the Ste Victoire. Literally minutes away.

As you leave Aix via small roads, you’re faced with this. The Maison Ste Victoire. I didn’t bother visiting, I was pleased enough with how striking it is from the outside. Besides, this is winter after all and the sun sets quite early. I didn’t want to be late to the mountain.

And soon the mountain itself is in view.

It does look good.

Up close only gets better! It’s truly breathtaking.

Worth noting that I was completely alone all the time. Apparently the off-season is really dead for tourists. Not going to complain.

Only downside winter being winter, it gets dark around 5pm. Ugh.