25 oct 2009

Discover the famous « winter blue of the painters of Nice » several museums near to the hotel Villa la Tour

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The painters of the Côte d’Azur

From the end of the 19th Century onwards, many artists became fascinated by the tranquil lifestyle and luminosity of the Côte d’Azur. The diversity of the landscapes, the clement climate, the exuberant nature of the place, the magical colours and extraordinary light and the apparent gift of healing and embellishing has never failed to evoke inspiration and creative energy for the numerous famous painters who visited or lived in the region. With a unique cultural abundance, the French Riviera had become a place privileging freedom, experimentation and a land of welcome, refuge and well-being for inventors of modernity who can be found in the artists’ studios in Antibes, Cagnes-sur-Mer or in Saint-Paul-de-Vence.
Spanning nine communes in the Alpes-Maritimes Department, the route provides numerous panels put in place on sites of original paintings so that you can follow in the footsteps of Picasso, Chagall, Monet, Renoir, Dufy, Cocteau, Bonnard, Soutine, Derain, Cross, Boudin, Peynet…
Download the brochure « The Painters of the Côte d’Azur »by the Comité Régional du TourismeRiviera Côte d’Azur

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