Painters and Provence

Pablo Picasso and Paul Cezanne|L'atelier Cézanne in Aix-en-Provence|Pablo Picasso "War and peace" (1952)|Photo Monuments historiquesVincent van Gogh, "Harvest in Provence" (1888)|The Musée Matisse de Nice|Paul Gauguin, 'Old women in Arles'|

Description
Themes : culture,

Van Gogh in Arles, Cézanne in Aix, Picasso in Antibes, Matisse in Nice. Provence has, especially since the 19th century, inspired painters among the greatest. The inimitable light from the South, its landscapes, its colors still attract many artists.


Accomodation
Bed and Breakfast Face au Palais, Avignon, France (en)
Hôtel
Face au Palais is located across the Papal Palace in the centre of Avignon. Free WiFi access is available....
Bed and Breakfast Ô Anges, Arles, France (en)
Hôtel
Located in the city centre of Arles, Ô Anges is housed in a traditional 17th century building on a pedestrian street....
Bed and Breakfast Le Petit Nid de Sophie, Aix-en-Provence, France (en)
Hôtel
Le Petit Nid de Sophie is a B&B located in the heart of Aix-en-Provence, an 8-minute walk from the famous Mirabeau promenade....
The stages
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Avignon
Avignon, the Unesco World Heritage-listed town was the seat of the papacy in the 14th century. The Popes Palace dominates the town, the famous bridge of Avignon on the Rhone, the Petit Palais and the Romanesque Cathedral Notre-Dame-des-Doms form a unique monumental ensemble.
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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a charming small Provencal town in the Alpilles regional natural park. You will discover beautiful places painted by Van Gogh, an important Roman archaeological site and products of the soil.
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Arles
Arles is classified city of art and history and its Roman and Romanesque monuments are inscribed on the list of world heritage of Unesco. Located at the gateway to the Camargue Arles has retained its traditions: the ferias, Camargue races, the International Festival of photography and its market.
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Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence is a city where it is good to wander its majestic avenues. Historical capital of Provence, this is a city of art with a rich architectural heritage. Paul Cezanne was born in Aix-en-Provence. The specialty of the town is the calisson of Aix.
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The Sainte-Victoire mountain
Symbol of Provence, like the mont Ventoux, the montagne Sainte-Victoire (1011 metres) has known the celebrity with the tables of Paul Cézanne, painter that he immortalized. Paradise for walkers, climbers and lovers of nature, the Sainte-Victoire is the reference of the landscape of Aix-en-Provence.

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Martigues
Martigues is a welcoming town for lovers of watersports and outdoor. Du plan d'eau 'Mirror in the birds' with its colourful houses earned him the nickname of "Venice of Provence". Martigues is bathed the marine light that attracted the greatest painters and filmmakers.
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Marseille
Marseille is the oldest city in France, its architecture and its population are a reflection of 2600 years of history. The old Port to the Calanques, passing through la Canebière and the 'good mother', Marseille is a territory with surprising and varied landscapes.
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Cassis
The town of Cassis is famous for its cliffs and its calanques. It is also renowned for the wines of Cassis. The fishing port is immersed in a beautiful light that inspired painters Braque, Matisse, Derain, Vlaminck and Dufy. It is a pleasant summer resort.
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Toulon
Toulon has a beautiful harbour, this is one of the most beautiful in Europe. The old town is picturesque. The famous three-dolphin fountain located in the middle of the place Puget. One of the few cable cars on the seafront in the world to reach the Summit of mont Faron.
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Saint-Tropez
Saint-Tropez is a seaside internationally famous Côte d'Azur thanks to the enthusiasm of the artists of the new wave, then 'yé' singers of the 1960s. It is a holiday resort of the Jet-society and tourists looking for Provencal authenticity or celebrities.
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