Land of artists and cradle of contemporary art, the village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence cultivates a charming image with an international reputation relayed by the great names of painting, literature and the seventh art. The memory of Yves Montand and Simone Signoret, of Picasso and Renoir still floats around the Golden Dove, made sacred by a plethora of celebrities who pushed its thick wooden leaves to find an accomplice tranquillity. Without forgetting those painters still little known who sometimes left a painting to pay for their stay, thus making the fortune of the restorer's descendants. Saint-Paul, erected on a rocky spur and surrounded by its ramparts overlooking the hill, was one of the first fortifications built in France to lock the border of Provence along the Var valley. Forgotten at the beginning of the 20th century, its dazzling fame took shape immediately after the Second World War when Utrillo, Derain, Soutine, Signac, Modigliani or Matisse, seduced by the beauty of its landscapes and the limpidity of its light, set up their easels there, attracting other artists, people of letters and show-business stars. Nowadays, the village is very well maintained and is open to visitors in all seasons. Walking through its narrow streets gives the opportunity to visit a real living museum with free entrance. The architecture is dated to the 16th, 17th and 17th centuries. Seven communal monuments are classified or listed in the Inventory of Historic Monuments.

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Jan Fabre à la Fondation Maeght

Until 11 November, the Maeght Foundation will welcome the Belgian artist Jan Fabre to Saint-Paul de Vence. The exhibition is devoted to his sculptures, mainly in marble, and to his drawings dealing with thought, the body, our dreams and above all, our imaginations in dialogue with scientific discoveries, thanks to works created for this event. Great heir to surrealism and Flemish Baroque, as well as dramatic art and contemporary dance, Jan ...

1ère Biennale Internationale à Saint-Paul de Vence

This summer, from June 8 to August 31, 2018, Saint-Paul de Vence will host the first edition of the Saint-Paul de Vence International Biennale. With 13 invited international artists, a selection of young creators selected by a jury composed of art professionals, an artist residency and an Off festival punctuated by many highlights, the Saint-Paul de Vence International Biennale will offer an exceptional program of contemporary art that will ...

Until June 17, Korean artist Lee Bae is investing in the Maeght Foundation of Saint-Paul-de-Vence to present paintings, sculptures and refined installations, specially designed for the foundation's architectural space and light. Curated by art critic Henri-François Debailleux, this exhibition highlights a work built around very subtle mixtures inherited from Western abstract art such as arte povera, with the traditional artistic codes and ...

Lee Bae à la Fondation Maeght

In the spring, Korean artist Lee Bae invests in the Maeght Foundation to present paintings, sculptures and refined installations, specially designed for the foundation's architectural space and light. Curated by art critic Henri-François Debailleux, this exhibition highlights a work built around very subtle mixtures inherited from Western abstract art such as arte povera, with the traditional artistic codes and practices of Korean culture. ...

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