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Art on the Côte d'Azur

2 Mar — 9 Mar 2020 | Tour Director: Sarah Burles

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Sarah Burles,

MA

art historian who works in museum and gallery education

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Heathrow 1155 on British Airways, arriving Nice 1505. Continue to Hotel Grimaldi for seven nights.

Day

2

Morning lecture: The French Riviera: Art, Love & Life followed by walking tour of Nice. Afternoon: Musée des Beaux-Arts (Old Masters) and Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain.

Day

3

Morning lecture: Matisse, Chagall & the Côte d’Azur followed by Musée Renoir. Afternoon: Musée Matisse and Musée Chagall (Biblical Message). Free evening.

Day

4

Morning: Fondation Maeght (20th century art including Miró, Chagall, Matisse and Léger) and walk down the medieval Chemin Sainte-Claire to St Paul de Vence. Afternoon: Matisse’s celebrated Chapelle du Rosaire.

Day

5

Menton: Salle des Mariages and Musée du Bastion. Afternoon: Eileen Gray House E1027 (icon of modernist architecture) and Villefranche-sur-Mer (Cocteau murals in fishermen’s chapel).

Day

6

Morning: Musée National Fernand Léger in Biot. Afternoon in Antibes: Musée Picasso followed by Château Vallauris (Picasso collection and chapel). Free evening.

Day

7

By coach to St Tropez (favoured haunt of artists since the 1890s): walking tour of the old port, Musée de l’Annonciade (Bonnard, Malliol, Matisse and Signac) housed in former chapel of Pénitents Blancs. Return by boat and coach to Nice.

Day

8

Some free time. Depart Nice 1555, arriving Heathrow 1705.

Tour Dates

2 Mar — 9 Mar 2020

Days

8

Cost

£2295

Tour Code

ARC1-20

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Testimonial

“Thoroughly enjoyed and gained a huge amount of knowledge” – Trusted Customer on the 2019 Art on the Côte d'Azur tour with Sarah Burles.


FITNESS

A good level of fitness is required for this tour, as some visits will be made on foot and by boat. There is a steep walk from the square in Villefranche-sur-Mer to the Cocteau church, which takes approximately 15 minutes.

FLIGHTS

For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE are pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of:

£160.00

Cost of £2295 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a superior twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one lunch, five dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, classic double room for single use supplement £195, superior room for single use supplement £320.

 
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