MACM in #Mougins @MACMougins @Aixcentric
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An Unmissable New Museum in Mougins

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Mougins is a picture-perfect centuries-old hilltop village. Constructed like a spiral with ancient passage ways lined with stone houses, it is now a magnet for craftspeople, artists and high-class restaurateurs. But there’s an additional reason for visiting the village and that’s the Musée d’Art Classique …

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Fondation Maeght – Art in Action @Aixcentric
AixcentricBoutiqueProvencal Artists

Fondation Maeght – Art in Action

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: What is it? The Foundation owns one of the largest collections of paintings, sculptures and graphic works of the 20th century in Europe as well as showing contemporary artists’ work…and it’s just a 2 hour drive from Aix. Who were the Maeghts?Aimé and Marguerite Maeght who …

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Artist home near Uzes @bfblogger2015
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Inside A French Artist’s Home

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Each time I begin a blog post, it seems to start off with “One of my favourite things in France is ….” Sorry about that, but every day, every experience in this wonderful new world of mine seems to be better than the last. …

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Street Art #Marseille #Provence @PerfProvence
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ABCs of Street Art Around the World

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Nutmeg has long held a fascination for street art and its covert, daring, brash, temporary, loud, in-your-face style of self-expression. So far removed from stuffy galleries and permanent, curated collections. Nutmeg compiled an ABC list of street art terms in order understand this open-air pursuit, and …

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Blue Chairs in Nice #Nice06 #FrenchRiviera @ToursofNice
Chiara OrlandiExploreProvencal History

The Blue Chair: Symbol of Nice

Like theTour Eiffel of Paris or the Big Ben of London, La chaise bleue has long been considered the symbol of Nice. The iconic chairs, as blue as the rippling Bay of Angels they overlook, are wedged in rows of 20 along the famous Promenade des Anglais. While in winter …

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Artist in the Market @CuriousProvence
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Artist at the Market: Grigore Dontu

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: My favourite painter that sells in Provençal markets is undoubtedly Grigore Dontu. This handsome Moldovian is a little camera shy (the mysterious silent type); however, since I see him so often (as I wander the markets so often) we’ve come to know each other. …

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BoutiqueCarolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal Artists

Let Out Your Inner Artist in Provence

Inspired by the scenery to let out your inner artist the Ateliers Fourwinds Artist Retreat located just outside of Aureille it is a perfect venue for aspiring artists of all types. Or perhaps your inner artist could gain inspiration from American artist Jill Steenhuis who now paints Cezannes Provence. You can …

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Van Gogh Statue #StRemy #VanGogh @GingerandNutmeg
Barefoot BloggerExploreRoad Trip Ideas

Revisiting Van Gogh a Driving Tour in Provence

Contributor blog post by Deborah @Barefoot Blogger: This post is republished from the early Barefoot Blogger archives a road trip through Provence with stops in some of the places where Vincent Van Gogh once painted. For those of you who have not followed the early adventures of the Barefoot Blogger, you will be introduced to …

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Jill Douglas artist painting @AtelierFourwinds
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreTrips and Tour Guides

Painting Workshops in Provence with Jill Douglas

Depending on your perspective the tiny village of Aureille, on the southern slopes of the Alpilles, is either old-school Provence at its best or way too sleepy. If this part of Provence were America’s wild west, Aureille might be described as a “one horse town.” There are two main roads, …

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Van Gogh Statue #StRemy #VanGogh @GingerandNutmeg
BoutiquePhotographersProvencal Artists

Art and Photography in Provence

Provence is an endless canvas for artists, writers, photographers and frankly anyone with a fragment of a creative side. A place famous for its magical light, Provence has inspired master painters Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Van Gogh and many of today’s creators (pictured below) including – Tessa Baker, Duncan Barker, Barbara Pitcher and Jill Steenhuis. The other …

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