• Enjoy the rich art collections of the Côte d’Azur in the landscape which inspired artists such as Monet and Bonnard
• Explore museums dedicated to artists including Matisse and Chagall
• Visit the Musée Renoir, located in the house created by the artist, where he spent the final decade of his life
art historian who works in museum and gallery education
Depart London Heathrow 1155 on British Airways, arriving Nice 1505. Continue to Hotel Grimaldi for seven nights.
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.
Morning lecture: Matisse, Chagall & the Côte d’Azur followed by Musée Renoir. Afternoon: Musée Matisse and Musée Chagall (Biblical Message). Free evening.
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.
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).
Morning: Musée National Fernand Léger in Biot. Afternoon in Antibes: Musée Picasso followed by Château Vallauris (Picasso collection and chapel). Free evening.
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.
Some free time. Depart Nice 1555, arriving Heathrow 1705.
2 Mar — 9 Mar 2020
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“Thoroughly enjoyed and gained a huge amount of knowledge” – Trusted Customer on the 2019 Art on the Côte d'Azur tour with Sarah Burles.
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.
For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE are pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of:
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.