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Tuesday, 02 April 2013

Exploring Côte d'Azur

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I have spent my Easter Holiday in south of France exploring a few cities I hadn't been to before.

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We started off in Cannes which has a special place in my heart for the nutella macarons we get from Jean Luc Pele in Rue D'Antibes. After a day there, we moved to Saint Paul de Vence where Marc Chagall moved in the 60s. The city itself is magical with its narrow streets, art galleries and breathtaking panaroma overlooking the green valleys. 

Right at its entrance, there's the famous Colombe d'Or which depicts original works of Miró, Picasso, Dufy, Signac, and Calder. Unfortunately by the time we got there, the kitchen was already closed so we just took a quick tour of the place then left to visit Fondation Maeght.

Fondation Maeght is relatively hidden in the mountain with a beautiful forest surrounding it. Founded in 1964, the fondation displays works of many famous artists such as Bonnard, George Braque, Calder, Marc Chagall, Miro, Giacometti and Leger. There was also an interesting exhibition of the artist Gloria Friedmann of whose works I photographed for you.

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Impressive, don't you think? Well, here is my favourite picture of the city:

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And this is what I added to my wish list for next Christmas, a real Chagall in an art gallery in Saint Paul de Vence:

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And this is what I saved for the last: the chapel dedicated to Saint Bernard near Fondation Maeght. Can you believe that the wooden crucifix was a gift by Christobal Balenciaga himself? 

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Ok, so the next day, we decided to go to St. Tropez as it was off season and we thought we could enjoy a nice lunch and some time at the beach. Thanks God the weather was fine so I could finally walk barefoot on the sand.

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A special thank you goes to Nicolo Milella for being the best tour guide.

Thanks for reading,

Yigit



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Great holiday xxx

Posted by: Diane | Apr 2, 2013 11:44:47 PM

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