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Danielle Jacqui: A Unique Ceramic Artist

Danielle Jacqui: A Unique Ceramic Artist

In Pont de l’Etoile, a small village located in the town of Roquevaire in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, the self-taught painter and potter Danielle Jacqui creates singular and monumental works, each more amazing than the last. A unique world to discover without delay!
2/25/2014
JeeYoung Lee’s Fantastic World on Display at Opiom Gallery

JeeYoung Lee’s Fantastic World on Display at Opiom Gallery

Young talent alert: Korean artist JeeYoung Lee lands in Europe for the first time. For the occasion, the Opiom Gallery presents until March 7 "Stage of Mind: Scènes d’Esprit," a new exhibition dedicated to her work.
2/19/2014
“Women of Provence & the Mediterranean”: An Exhibition at the Regards de Provence Museum

“Women of Provence & the Mediterranean”: An Exhibition at the Regards de Provence Museum

Until May 4, 2014, the Regards de Provence Museum in Marseille celebrates women in their everyday life. For the duration of the exhibition, "Women of Provence & the Mediterranean” offers a two-pronged journey, highlighting both visual arts and writing.
1/23/2014
Ochre Pays a Visit to the L’Occitane en Provence Museum

Ochre Pays a Visit to the L’Occitane en Provence Museum

Until March 31 2014, the L’Occitane en Provence Museum in Manosque is hosting the exhibition “Ochre Sensations - A Familiar Exoticism," a series of photographs by Catherine Gardone honoring the ocher landscapes of the Luberon region.
1/21/2014
The Museum of Valence has reopened!

The Museum of Valence has reopened!

Closed to the public since 2006, the Museum of Valence officially reopened its doors on December 14, 2013. After seven years of renovation and expansion, it is again shiny and new, and boasting a new, 5,750 m2 exhibition area.
1/11/2014
“Albert Camus, World Citizen” at the Cité du Livre in Aix-en-Provence

“Albert Camus, World Citizen” at the Cité du Livre in Aix-en-Provence

The politically committed journalist and writer is celebrated at the library La Cité du Livre in Aix-en-Provence. The exhibition “Albert Camus, World Citizen” goes back over how this historical figure saw his environment through documents, photographs but also and especially through his own writings.
12/26/2013
Felice Varini: Full-Scale Art on the Roofs of Salon-de-Provence

Felice Varini: Full-Scale Art on the Roofs of Salon-de-Provence

Until December 1, admire the work by Swiss artist Felice Varini, comprised of two red circles drawn on the roofs in the town of Salon-de -Provence.
11/27/2013
Emmanuelle Wiramus : this Self-taught Ceramist is Really Worth a Visit !

Emmanuelle Wiramus : this Self-taught Ceramist is Really Worth a Visit !

Expect to find talent in ceramist Emmanuelle Wiramus’s Aix-en-Provence workshop. This self-taught woman, who changed profession after pregnancy, exhibits her works from November 21-24 at the Le Ruban Vert gallery.
11/19/2013
The Renovation of La Ciotat’s Eden Theater : a New Lease on Life for the World’s Oldest Cinema

The Renovation of La Ciotat’s Eden Theater : a New Lease on Life for the World’s Oldest Cinema

The Eden Theater, the cinema that hosted projections by the Lumière Brothers, has been renovated as part of the Marseille-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture year. An architectural gem on the seafront, it began welcoming film lovers again at the beginning of October.
11/1/2013
Bernar Venet at the Regards de Provence Museum

Bernar Venet at the Regards de Provence Museum

Until October 6, the Regards de Provence Museum in Marseille dedicates two exhibitions to a local boy, the internationally renowned artist Bernar Venet. The exhibition is part of the Marseille 2013, European Capital of Culture program, and is not to be missed!
9/22/2013
My Provence Festival 2013 : a Genuine Springboard for Artists

My Provence Festival 2013 : a Genuine Springboard for Artists

For the 4th year in a row, the Bouches-du-Rhône Tourist Board has organized the My Provence Festival, a wide-reaching creative competition open to all. This event, a genuine springboard for emerging talent, puts Provence under the spotlight, and this year was included in the Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture celebrations.
8/24/2013
Exhibition The Blue Gold Under Threat

Exhibition The Blue Gold Under Threat

Until 31 Aug 2013, the L’Occitane Museum in Manosque presents the work of photographer José Nicolas around lavender. A series of snapshots that pays tribute to the lavender industry of Provence, which is rallying to save this “blue gold,” today in decline.
8/1/2013
The L’Occitane Museum In the Heart of the Provençale Success Story

The L’Occitane Museum In the Heart of the Provençale Success Story

The history of the brand, the career of its founder, raw materials and small producers; if you want to know everything there is to know about L’Occitane, you must go to this museum, located next door to the production site in Manosque.
7/30/2013
Cezanne’s Studio in Aix-en-Provence

Cezanne’s Studio in Aix-en-Provence

It’s in the heights of his native town, Aix-en-Provence, that the famous French painter set up his studio. More than a century later, the place where Cezanne left his mark has become a highpoint for both tourists and locals.
7/29/2013
Van Gogh and Saint Paul de Mausole

Van Gogh and Saint Paul de Mausole

In 1889, Vincent Van Gogh was admitted to the Saint Paul of Mausole Monastery, a psychiatric establishment situated in Saint-Rémy de Provence. It was a peaceful haven that would inspire 146 oil paintings and 150 drawings. We talked to Jean-Marc Boulon, a psychiatrist and the current medical director of the institution – which is still in operation today – about one of the greatest painters of the 20th century and the time he spent at Saint-Rémy.
1/30/2013
Arles, Portrait of a Stylish City

Arles, Portrait of a Stylish City

Arles... One of Provence’s most emotionally charged cities. Some call it trendy, others see in it a gem of Provencal and French heritage. Let’s stroll through the streets of Van Gogh, among the ancient and modern architecture, literature, gastronomy and bullfights. Olé !
1/24/2013
Aix-en-Provence in Black and White

Aix-en-Provence in Black and White

The photographer José Nicolas presents a black-and-white jaunt through Aix-en-Provence that allows you to discover this city like you’ve never seen it before !
11/29/2012
Water is back in the fountain of Revest-des-Brousses

Water is back in the fountain of Revest-des-Brousses

A few weeks ago, a genuine event took place in the village Revest-des-Brousses, a little community of 250 habitants…
6/20/2012
Pernes-les-Fontaines, Pearl of the Vaucluse

Pernes-les-Fontaines, Pearl of the Vaucluse

This city of 10,000 inhabitants is now officially one of the “most beautiful trips in France.” Between the villages Fontaine de Vaucluse and L’Isle-sur-Sorgue, this little town conceals many treasures, including forty public fountains. More than just a side trip, it’s a destination !
5/11/2012
Visiting The Cité Radieuse, A Vertical Utopia

Visiting The Cité Radieuse, A Vertical Utopia

To get to Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse (The Radiant City) in Marseille, you must cross the 4-hectare park that separates it from the Boulevard Michelet. You will first be struck by the vertiginous alley of pilotis topped with stratum of colors and lines that owe everything to early 20th century avant-garde. The “vertical village” awaits you.
1/10/2012
Van Gogh's Provence

Van Gogh's Provence

Attracted by the Provençal light, Van Gogh decided to leave Paris and move to Arles. In a little over a year, he created more than 300 works, amongst which are some of his most renowned.
1/5/2012
An Encounter with Philippe Segond

An Encounter with Philippe Segond

Recipient of the title “Meilleur Ouvrier de France,” the pastry and confectionary chef Philippe Segond welcomes us to his patisserie, the Maison Riederer, an essential Aix-en-Provence address since 1780.
12/21/2011
Land in the Heart of the Grand Canyon...

Land in the Heart of the Grand Canyon...

Cancel your expensive tickets to Aspen… You can escape to the mountains in Provence! A genuine must-see if you’re hanging around the Luberon, the Ocher Mountains are a unique experience in France.
12/6/2011
Amazing Sainte Victoire

Amazing Sainte Victoire

The most famous mountain of Provence is internationally known thanks to Paul Cézanne who painted her in more than 80 of his canvases. And we sure can undertsand him : this beauty that keeps an eye on Aix en Provence, offers everyday a different face...
6/17/2011