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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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