July Events Provence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

What’s on this month? July Events in Provence 2018

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Cicadas, Cherries et Chaleur! It’s full summer here in Provence. The cigales are singing (quite loudly I must say!) and the sunflowers and lavender are in full bloom. The ballet (or science?) of knowing when to open and close your shutters has been mastered for …

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Foundation Carmignac Modern Art Porquerolles
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Foundation Carmignac Modern Art Another Reason to Visit Porquerolles

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Foundation Carmignac opened to the public on June 1st. This display of modern art is in a vast (1500 sqm) gallery inside a Provencal villa on the beautiful island of Porquerolles. The collection has been put together by financier Edouard Carmignac and includes works from …

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My Stylish French Boxes
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

My Stylish French Box: Luxury Products Delivered to your Door

Maybe it was a seven-year itch or natural progression, but in 2017 Sharon Santoni added “My Stylish French Box,” a curated subscription box, to her already rather full plate. The box concept was born from her love of sharing favourite brands and ideas, and a desire to help smaller French …

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Understanding Boules Pétanque Provence Sign
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Understanding Boules: Why The Game of Pétanque is Like Religion in Provence

A reason to gather in a central location, a place to rest, a circle of trust  and refreshments. It is not a huge stretch to think of pétanque, also known as boules, as a form of religion in Provence. In most Provencal villages, there is a place where the townsfolk come together …

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Dutch-Sculptor-Gabriël-Sterk-Pablo-Picasso-Mougins
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Visit to Mougins Picasso Statue by Dutch Sculptor Gabriël Sterk

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Cézanne statue at the Rotonde in Aix is the work of Dutch sculptor Gabriël Sterk who not only produced it but also organised its funding: when I interviewed him at the time, he explained that he had recently moved to the town and couldn’t understand why there was …

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Atelier de Couleurs Logo
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Atelier de Couleurs Workshop in Menerbes Where Period Furniture Gets a New Look

Artistic Menerbes Once you have visited the hilltop village of Menerbes, it is easy to understand why the Luberon and this town has enchanted so many. The charming main street compels you to pause and wander through an art gallery, or have a drink at one of the restaurants, particularly …

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Avignon Musées Mirabilis Museums
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & Culture

Museums of Avignon Musées Mirabilis is the Big Summer Show

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The wonderfully creative Arlésien designer Christian Lacroix has been given free rein to choose items from the museums of Avignon for ‘Mirabilis’, the summer show. And ‘marvellous’ it surely will be: visitors can see 350 to 400 works, documents and collections, from prehistory to ethnic collections to modern …

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Vaison Danses Vaison la Romaine
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Vaison Danses One of Many reasons to Visit Charming Vaison La Romaine

Dancing Under the Stars On a warm July evening, the setting sun kisses the Rhone Valley grapevines good-night as dancers perform in a 7000-seat Roman theatre. No, you are not dreaming. For 22 years, the Vaison Danses festival brings together international dancers to perform for audiences in the Vaucluse. This …

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June Events Provence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

What’s on? June Events in Provence 2018

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: There are many events this month including the Fête de la Saint Eloi. Saint Eloi is the patron saint of metalworkers, blacksmiths, cart drivers and craftsmen of all kinds. He is a particularly favourite saint here in les Alpilles. The Fête is normally transferred to the end …

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Musée National Marc Chagall Abraham _ the Three Angels
Artists Inspired by ProvenceJ. ChristinaLifestyle: Art & Culture

Treasures of the French Riviera: Musée National Marc Chagall

Situated on the southeast coast of the French Riviera, Nice, France hardly needs an introduction as one of the most beautiful and sophisticated regions in the world. Nice is the second-largest city in the Provence-Alpes Cote d’Azur – often referred to as the Queen of the French Riviera. Whether you …

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