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Art on the Côte d'Azur

16 Oct — 23 Oct 2017 | Tour Director: Colin Bailey

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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Tour Directors

Andrew Wilson portrait

Colin Bailey , BA, PhD, FSA, FSAScot, FRSA

art historian, former curator and university lecturer

full biography and other tours

Andrew Wilson portrait

Sarah Burles , MA

art historian who works in museum and gallery education

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 0940 on British Airways, arriving Nice 1245. Transfer to Hotel 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, Château de Vallauris (Picasso collection and chapel).

Day

8

Some free time. Depart Nice 1550, arriving Heathrow 1655.

Tour Dates

16 Oct — 23 Oct 2017

Days

8

Cost

£2295

Tour Code

ARC3-17

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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 £340.

 
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