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History of Art in the Cote D’Azur

A Brief Introduction to the History of Art in the Cote D’Azur and why you should go there! The South of France is no newcomer to the art scene with the cave drawings in the caves of Lascaux going back 20,000 years and made a world heritage site as some of the first ever discovered drawings in the world. The caves were once opened to the public but they are now closed as the pure volume of visitors coupled with air conditioning systems were starting to damage the paintings. The work can still be seen in a reconstructed site in …

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Signatures of the Cote d’Azur – the Blue Chairs

Ever since the 19th century (and even earlier), France’s Southern Mediterranean Coast has been one of the most important tourist hotspots in Europe. Flooded by increasing numbers of visitors every year, desired by the rich and famous of the world and in the spotlight during the Cannes Film Festival, the Cote d’Azur has numerous signature landmarks and specificities – classically designed 5-star hotels, palm tree-ridden promenades -; the one we’re going to talk about today are the blue chairs(chaises bleues in French). Found all over the luxurious promenades facing the Med, the blue chairs are loved by travellers coming to …

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37th Regates Royales PANERAI

Its September, the skies are blue, slight wind in the air, and they are here….yes!! again history, elegance, and beauty meet up in the old port of Cannes – for the annual Régate Royales Panerai.   As of the 20th to the 27th September Cannes is proud again to be the centre stage of some of the worlds most exclusive and elegant classic yachts – racing in the prestigious “Trophee Panerai”. 60 plus strong  DRAGON fleet, and an amazing armanda of classic boats, all lined up for a week long gathering – racing, elegance and power – truly a spectacular …

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Our Holiday

A short travel blog by Mark Walters from the UK: We travelled from Sussex, UK to Nice via Gatwick. We stayed in one of Hotel Le Florian’s apartments on Rue du Commandant André. We have stayed in Cannes several times before, but the Hotel Le Florian was an excellent choice. The continental breakfast was more than we could eat (and we did try), the apartment was clean and spacious, with the location being excellent. We visited many places during our 8 day stay. St Tropez, Grasse and the Villa Domergue. Villa Domergue was well worth the Bus ride and the …

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Artistes du Monde

What a great meeting today with Valerie Wolff – responsable for the “Artistes du Monde” – an association of over 250 artists from over 17 countries. The gallery is based in Cannes Napoule, with very strong links to Cannes. For the past 5 years they have held an exposition of contemporary art at the Salon du Vieux Port  Cannes Croisette – for those who are new to Cannes it is situated just outside the main entrance to the Casino of the Palais des Festivale. The guest of honour for this years event is Picasso Marina – who is very much …

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Peppa Pig Visits MIPTV

Guests of film & TV production company, eOne Entertainment, were surprised by a visit from kids TV star, Peppa Pig, during their cocktail party at MIPTV. Local stand build & design company, Tangram, also asked us to photograph the new 200 sq. meter stand, which also has a beach terrace – a great location for the TV executives & producers, etc, to wind down after a busy day buying & selling TV programmes. Photos: Pat Denton

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Liberation Day

Monday, August 24, 2015, saw the City of Cannes celebrate seventy-one years of it’s release from the German occupation and oppression of the Vichy government. David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes, Cannes invited all residents to go to the many ceremonies organised by the City. What a day – even the rain could not stop the show!! – we stepped onto Rue D’Antibes- my daughter and I – we had just been walking around Cannes, looking to see where the parade was going to happen or NOT….and then all of a sudden – the horns hooted, cheers got louder, and the …

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