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Culture

Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence

Fondation Maeght St paul de Vence
Fondation Maeght – St-Paul de Vence

At 40 minutes drive from the Royal-Riviera
The Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght is France’s most important private art foundation and among the world-leading cultural institutions. Located near the famous village of Saint-Paul de Vence, the Fondation Maeght receives more than 100,000 visitors every year in a unique architectural complex where art, nature and architecture blend in perfect harmony. The Foundation’s highlights include the Giacometti courtyard, featuring an exceptional ensemble of sculptures by the Swiss artist, the Miró labyrinth, a whimsical sculpture garden by the Catalan artist, monumental mural mosaics by Marc Chagall and Pierre Tal Coat, a pool designed by Georges Braque as well as a mechanical fountain designed by Pol Bury.

Summer exhibition: For its reopening on July 1st, the Fondation Maeght will present an exceptional exhibition of the artist Jacques Monory with his first major monographic exhibition since his death in October 2018. This exhibition revisits sixty years of the career of the most narrative member of the Figuration Narrative movement.

Saint-Tropez off the beaten path

St Tropez Art Show 2020

At 90 minutes drive from the Royal-Riviera
You can lay down on the beach but you can also enjoy the village and discover the Art Show running on the famous place des lices until the end of July. An exhibition of works by César will bring together numerous bronze sculptures. The rest of the exhibition will be a crossover between urban art, contemporary art and post-war art. The exhibition will be open every day from 2 to 29 July 2020 at the Jean Despas exhibition hall on the famous Place des Lices.

Family activities

Alpha Wolf Parc in Saint-Martin-Vésubie

Parc Alpha – Saint-Martin-Vésubie

At 90 minutes drive from the Royal-Riviera
In the Mercantour range, the wolf is truly a legendary animal. Situated between 1500 metres and 1800 metres high, the Alpha Park invites the rambler at any season to get involved in the life of three wolf packs. It’s time to find out for yourself the way the wolves live from the shelter of hides specially created for observation.

In the central zone of the Mercantour park, the wolves live in semi-liberty next to newer residents, the chamois and several hares that are normally hard to see so well in the wild.
In summer, a unique falconry display puts you right back in mediaeval times, whilst the little ones will be fascinated by the little educational farm.

Every day the park is open, the presenter carers explain the life of the packs to visitors and show the behaviour of each wolf from the time it is weaned. The parc Alpha also makes it possible for some people to achieve their dream : to become a carer for a day.
Alongside the park professionals, the day carer takes on the rôle of an animal care technician and is able to observe the wolves from close up. Restauarant, snack and a picnic area will ensure that you spend a wonderful day at parc Alpha.

The cave of Saint-Cézaire

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The cave of Saint-Cézaire is located in the country of Grasse about fifteen minutes from the capital of perfumes. The guided tour, commented in French and English, takes place over 200 m, about 40m underground, on a course designed for easy access for the whole family.

– With 15°C, summer and winter, warm clothing is welcome and closed shoes are appropriate for wet soil. The fabulous spectacle of subterranean riches can be discovered from room to room: majestic draperies, grandiose stalactites, starry concretions, luminous jellyfish and a sound show on musical stalactites.

– On the site you have a large free parking, a path to discover the Mediterranean vegetation, a souvenir shop, a tree-climbing playground and a large wooded park of 5 hectares. A restaurant open for lunch all year round brings to the menu Provencal flavors serving a family kitchen.

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