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Art on the Côte d'Azur

10 Sep — 17 Sep 2018 | Tour Director: Suzanne Fagence Cooper

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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Tour Directors

Andrew Wilson portrait

Suzanne Fagence Cooper, MA, PhD

lecturer and historian who specialises in British art history

full biography and other tours

Andrew Wilson portrait

Nicholas Wearne,

BA, MPhil

an ACE Bursary student, holds a Junior Fellowship at Birmingham Conservatoire

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 1130 on British Airways, arriving Nice 1435. Transfer to Hotel le Grimaldi for seven nights.

Day

2

Morning lecture followed by walking tour of Nice. Afternoon: Nice Musée des Beaux-Arts (Old Masters, local artists) and Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain.

Day

3

Morning lecture followed by Musée Chagall (Biblical Message) and Musée Matisse. Afternoon: St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat for Ephrussi de Rothschild Villa and Gardens (paintings, sculpture and furniture, magnificent gardens).

Day

4

St Paul de Vence (ramparts, art galleries) and Fondation Maeght (20th century art including Miró, Chagall, Matisse, Léger). Afternoon: Matisse’s celebrated Chapelle du Rosaire.

Day

5

Menton: walking tour of old town and visits to Musée Jean Cocteau Collection Séverin Wunderman and Salle des Mariages (murals by Jean Cocteau). Return to Nice via La Turbie (Roman monument – Trophy of Augustus) and Villefranche-sur-Mer (Cocteau murals in fishermen’s chapel).

Day

6

Drive to Ste Maxime, then by boat to St Tropez (favoured haunt of artists since 1890s): walking tour of old port, Musée de l’Annonciade (Signac, Maillol, Matisse) housed in former chapel of Pénitents Blancs.

Day

7

Via Musée National Fernand Léger in Biot to Antibes: market, Musée Picasso, Chateau de Vallauris (Picasso collection and chapel).

Day

8

Some free time. Depart Nice 1145, arriving Heathrow 1300.

Tour Dates

10 Sep — 17 Sep 2018

Days

8

Cost

£2395

Tour Code

ARC2-18

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Cost includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £440.

 
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