Love as a Muse Musee Regard de Provence Sa Muse Affiche-Titre-Sa-Muse
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Sa Muse – Love as the Muse at Musee Regards de Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Just opened, and with perfect timing to catch the wave of ‘Quel Amour’, the new exhibition at Marseille’s Musée Regards de Provence illustrates the relationship between the artist and his or her muse. “The modern muse has this irresistible faculty to appeal to the artist and …

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Quel Amour MP2018
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Quel Amour Love is all around us…in Provence MP2018

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric The new ‘Quel Amour‘ programme launched on 14th February and runs until September 1, 2018. This is the 7-month cultural extravaganza planned by the MP2018 committee who were inspired by the European Year of Culture back in 2013 which did so much to galvanise the …

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March Events Spring Foraging Provence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

What’s On in Provence? March Events and Easter Weekend

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Spring is Upon us! Or, at least, it is here. I remember growing up in Montréal when you could smell the spring mud and ice thawing, there would always be one last snow generally right before my birthday on April 26th. Urgh. For all …

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Gayle Smith Passion for Provence
AixcentricBooks on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Book Review: Passion for Provence by Gayle Smith Padgett

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Provence. Its powerful image enchants people worldwide, and many, inspired by the wonderful Peter Mayle, actually come to live here; and also, inspired by ‘A Year in Provence’ decide that they too have a story to tell. Most are remarkably different. Some arrive to transform crumbling chateaux, …

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French-English songs
Lifestyle: Art & CulturePhoebe Thomas

18 French-English songs you should know

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: I’ve noticed a trend becoming more and more popular over the last few years in French music, songs in a mix of French and English. Some are duets, some are solo artists or groups, most are from France or other Francophone countries like Belgium …

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Cowboy Culture Bulls Taureaux Camargue Provence @PerfProvence
Keith Van SickleLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Cowboy Culture Living Dangerously in Provence

“The bull has escaped!” Cowboy Culture in Provence I looked up to see a thousand pounds of anger barreling down the street at me. Everyone scattered, frantically jumping over the metal barriers to safety. The bull thundered past, followed by closely by French cowboys on horseback. It was a terrifying …

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Château de Saumane interiors
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceProvencal History & Traditions

Touring Mysterious Château de Saumane in the Vaucluse

Until recently the village of Saumane, in the Vaucluse, was not on many tourist’s itineraries and the town’s residents probably liked it that way. After four years of restoration work and a large budget, the hilltop Château de Saumane has opened for public visits during summer months. Writer, philosopher, political …

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Henri Matisse Art lidole-1942
Artists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureMargo Lestz

Henri Matisse, a Nun, and a Chapel in Vence, Provence

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: Night Nurse Needed – Should be young and pretty. This was the ad Henri Matisse placed with the nursing school in Nice, France in 1942. He was seventy-two years-old and still working while recovering from a serious surgery. He required constant care and needed someone to …

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Proposal Spots Provence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CulturePhotographers in Provence

Where are the 8 Best Proposal Spots in Provence

With Valentine’s Day just two days away, we thought this post by Ashley Tinker was well-timed for any romantics who are considering popping the big question. Whether you are in the South of France on February 14th or not, here is her post on the 8 best proposal spots in Provence. …

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Picasso Museum Aixe-en-Provence Musée Jacqueline et Pablo Picasso
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Major New Picasso Museum to open in Aix-en-Provence in 2021

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The former convent and college des Precheurs in Aix centre ville has been sold for 11.5 million euros to house an extensive collection of Picasso’s works – paintings, ceramics, sculptures – 2,000 in all. The Musée Jacqueline et Pablo Picasso will be the third museum …

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