Tag: Saint Paul de Vence

The House where James Baldwin lived

The French Riviera has attracted not just artists but also writers. In particular, Saint-Paul de Vence became a destination of choice for French culturati soon after Cannes hosted its inaugural film festival in 1946; it was a tranquil haven for the celebrity overspill. Following… Continue Reading “The House where James Baldwin lived”

Revisit Fondation Maeght: Jacques Monory

There’s nothing I enjoy more than wandering around an empty museum or gallery, particularly to see an exhibition of an artist with whom I am not familiar. So, after a fine Sunday lunch at quite possibly my favourite restaurant, I popped into the nearby… Continue Reading “Revisit Fondation Maeght: Jacques Monory”

Sculpture Saturday #20

This sculpture from Saint-Paul de Vence is by Niçois André Verdet (1913 – 2004) a painter, sculptor, poet and potter who was a contemporary of Picasso. This challenge used to be hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger but, sadly, she no longer has… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #20”

Thursday doors #69

Today we’re featuring my last batch of handsome doors from our January trip to Saint-Paul de Vence, yet another historic Old Town. Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #69”

Thursday doors #68

Today we’re featuring more gorgeous doors from our January trip to Saint-Paul de Vence, another historic Old Town. Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world. Feel free… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #68”

Thursday doors #67

Today we’re featuring a few cheeky doors from our January trip to Saint-Paul de Vence, another historic Old Town with some simply splendid doors. Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #67”

Potted history of Saint-Paul de Vence

When we first moved to the Nice area, we regularly walked around Saint-Paul de Vence’s narrow cobbled streets and bastioned fortifications which hug the contours of the rocky spur on which the village stands, affording fabulous views of the surrounding countryside. In addition, the… Continue Reading “Potted history of Saint-Paul de Vence”

Trip to Saint-Paul de Vence

Once again I have been unsuccessful in attempting to redress the balance in birthday celebrations. Obviously with mine so close to Christmas and my beloved’s at the end of April, he’s at a distinct advantage. This year I didn’t even get a trip away… Continue Reading “Trip to Saint-Paul de Vence”

Days out: Fondation Maeght

Where to go on a rainy Saturday? We have plenty of options but I’d only recently appreciated my beloved had never visited the nearby Fondation Maeght, one of France’s more important private art foundations and a particular favourite of mine. I’ve visited a number… Continue Reading “Days out: Fondation Maeght”

Washed out

When we first moved to France, I made a point of thoroughly exploring my new surroundings. Although we’d had a holiday apartment close by for over 2 years, there were still plenty of places we’d yet to visit. I would generally head to my… Continue Reading “Washed out”