SAINT PAUL DE VENCE - JUNE 2010
The official name is Saint-Paul, but as there are several in the neighbourhood, Vence (a nearby village) is usually added to the name. The old medieval village, created in the ninth century, is well known for its museums and art galleries of modern and contemporary art! Many artists and writers, including the painters Matisse, Renoir, Modigliani, Chagall and Dufy, the writers Jean Giono, André Gide, Jean Cocteau, Jacques Prévert, James Baldwin and Eduardo Lourenço, the actors Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Romy Schneider, Roger Moore and Tony Curtis and, more recently, Théodore Tobiasse and Giuliano Mancini... lived or at least stayed there for a while, namely at the hotel "Le Robinson" (today known as the "Colombe d'Or").
"SAINT PAUL - View as we approach the village"
"VIEWS -Towards and from Saint-Paul"
"RUE GRANDE - Main Street"
CHURCH AND CEMETERY - Where Chagall is buried"
"ART AROUND THE CORNER"
"VENUS - By Theodore Tobiasse. Born in Jaffa in 1927 of Lithuanian parents, his family settled in Paris in 1931. They lived hidden during the Nazi occupation and after the war Tobiasse worked as a very successful advertising artist, first in Paris and then in Nice. He now divides his time between Saint Paul and New York"
"SHOPS AND GALLERIES"
"STREETS AND WALLS"
"MAILBOX - Perrier Bellut..."