Roman Barge Arles Museum Antiquity
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Discovering the Roman Barge and Other Treasures of Arles

The Roman History of Arles What’s 2,000 years old, 100 feet long and used to float? If you guessed a Roman barge, you win!  And you can see one now in the Arles Museum of Antiquity. Arles was once an important Roman town, a trading center with a major port. …

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Beach French Riviera Nice Marc Chagall
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Nice is Nice but Marc Chagall Makes It Nicer

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: To say the Côte d’Azur city of Nice is all about fancy beach clubs, great French and Italian food and the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean, you’d be right. It’s all that… … and more. Nice was the home of artist Marc Chagall …

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Aix-en-Provence Caumont Centre d'Art Sisley
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Aix: Sisley the Impressionist at Caumont Centre d’Art

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Sixty paintings by Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) went on show June 10th in Aix at the Caumont Centre d’Art’s summer show. The painter, was born to English parents in Paris, hasn’t been the subject of a retrospective since 2002. Forty per cent of this show includes paintings from private collections not …

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Hip Hop Exhibition Museum of Contemporary Art
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Museum of Contemporary Art Hip Hop Exhibition in Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: This week sees a new expo at MAC, Marseille’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Hip-Hop started in the South Bronx, where, surrounded by economic deprivation, the young generation developed creative ways to party, dance, paint the urban environment and challenge the establishment. It spread, district by district, …

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Best French Riviera Museums Musee Matisse Nice
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Travel Tips: 10 of the Best Museums on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: The French Riviera has over 40 museums with rich collections often set in picturesque locations overlooking manicured gardens, village squares or the sea. From Belle Époque paintings to modern sculptures, visitors to the region will find enough cultural places of interest to entertain them …

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Musee Bonnard
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Musée Bonnard – so much activity!

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Pierre Bonnard loved his home at Le Cannet – he painted his wife Marthe in the bath, the cats in the dining room, the splendid colours of his garden and naturally his view of the sparkling Mediterranean. Le Cannet now has the world’s only museum dedicated …

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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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Marseille underwater museum
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New in Marseille an Underwater Museum?

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Whatever next? Plans are in place for a new tourist attraction in Marseille…an underwater museum. Standing in long boring queues to see artworks will be a thing of the past here – visitors just need diving gear to take the plunge 8m down into the Anse …

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Toulon @Aixcentric
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Spending Time in Toulon

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Spent an interesting Sunday in Toulon but….have a look at the photo below. It was Sunday, tick It was 11 am, tick …but the gallery was firmly shut! It is so exasperating when this happens after driving all the way from Aix.  I found out, …

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Musee d’Art et d’Histoire de Provence @Aixcentric
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Grasse – Perfume Capital of France

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Last week we spent the morning in Grasse, a town I hadn’t visited for years. Of course it’s perfume-central with lots of parfumeries offering free tours and shops with tempting arrays of bottles, sprays, soaps and creams. Plus there’s the Musée International de la Parfumerie …

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