Culture blog French Riviera

"Culture first appears to us as knowledge of what has made man other than an accident of the universe."
Malraux

"Culture is like jam: the less you have, the more you spread it. "
Anonyme

"Mass society does not want culture but leisure."
Hannah Arendt

This selection of articles offers you all kinds of subjects related to the culture, the knowledge and the artistic universe: concert, spectacle, architecture, exhibition, museums etc ...

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Sundials Nice

Nice sundials French Riviera

The time which passes during this confinement linked to the Sras-cov-2 virus, or covid19, gives us the opportunity to present you some Nice sundials (French Riviera). Discover this heritage from Rauba Capeu, Masséna high school etc... with images, virtual tours and an interview with specialist Roger Torrenti...

Soulages exhibition in Nice

Soulages exhibition in Nice

We recommend that you visit the Pierre Soulages exhibition at the Lympia gallery until April 19, 2020. From abstract painting, more than 70 paintings by the centenary artist. Black on all kinds of formats…

Paul Helbronner in Nice

Paul Helbronner in Nice

Discovering an improbable small library at the French Alpine Club of Nice which houses a collection in twelve volumes of detailed Geometric Description of the French Alps. Paul Helbronner describes very precisely and topographically the Alpes-Maritimes.

Saint-Bernardin Chapel Antibes

The Saint-Bernardin Chapel in Antibes

A beautiful little-known chapel, hidden in the alleys of old Antibes deserves your visit. We offer some pictures to make you want to spend a moment.

Book Fair Mouans-Sartoux

Book Fair of Mouans-Sartoux

Autumn ride at the popular and cozy book fair of Mouans-Sartoux. Meetings of authors, dedications, screenings and discoveries to the program thanks to some video captures...

CrossOver Festival Nice on the French Riviera

CrossOver Festival

Some black and white and color pictures of the CrossOver music festival in Nice on the 23rd and 24th of August 2019 along the Green flow between the Albert 1er garden and the Place Masséna.

Notre Dame de Vie Mougins

Visit Notre Dame de Vie in Mougins

A small chapel set in a Tuscan garden surrounded by cypresses and olive trees housing a museum and a small photo exhibition.

Hors Normes

« Hors Normes », the film

We had the chance to attend a preview screening of the film "Hors Norms" directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Tolenado at the Pathé Lingotière cinema in Nice on July 1st, 2019. A superb long feature on the subject of mental disability but more broadly on tolerance and acceptance of the other in its differences.

Fernand Léger Museum Biot

Fernand Léger Museum

A few words and pictures to encourage you to visit the superb Fernand Léger museum in Biot, the temporary exhibition "Vis-à-vis, Fernand Léger and his friends", the permanent exhibition, the architecture and the layout of the places not forgetting the very pleasant garden, its refreshment bar with a view of the gigantic outdoor mosaic with bright and refreshing colors.

Donation Kronberger Nice

Donation Kronberger Nice

We recommend you to visit the exhibition devoted to the recent donation by Mr Karlheinz Kronberger of 169 paintings in the city of Nice. Collection partly exposed to the magnificent Jules Cheret Museum of Fine Arts. Small report of the inauguration and some images of the exhibition.

Biot

Stroll in Biot

The pretty village of Biot perched on the heights of Sophia Antipolis attracts many visitors and tourists especially for its glass craftsmen but also for the calm and the coolness of its streets in full summer.

Gardens of Cimiez

Walk to the gardens of Cimiez

Discovery in pictures of a district of Nice offering a quite different atmosphere of the seaside and the "Prom": the gardens of the bullring of Cimiez and the monastery of the same name, but also the Matisse, archeology and Franciscan museums.

Exhibition Cinemapolis Nice

Exhibition Cinemapolis Nice

The beautiful Masséna museum in Nice, along the "Promenade des Anglais", hosts until September 30, 2019 an exhibition entitled "Nice, Cinémapolis" and devoted to the filmography of the capital of the Riviera. Some pictures and for once a look a little critical, on this exhibition that is nevertheless worth seeing.

Yves Saint Laurent's Asian Dream Exhibition in Nice

Yves Saint Laurent's Asian Dream Exhibition in Nice

Discover until early October 2019, and even then, withsome photos here, the exhibition of high fashion clothes presented at the Asian Arts Museum in Nice West in the business district of Arenas, near the airport .

Matisse Museum in Nice

Visit the Matisse Museum in Nice

Perched on the heights of the city, the museum Matisse is located in the immediate vicinity of the arena of Cimiez and a garden of olive trees of the same name. A few words and pictures to discover the museum dedicated to the artist who lived in Nice until his death.

Art Nice Sébastien Di Natale

Art Nice in the old town of Nice

Discovering the artistic achievements of Sébastien Di Natale at 2 rue droite in the old town: metallic sculpture in two or three dimensions of the famous blue chairs but also jewels and paintings. The opportunity for us to share a crush with some images and info.

Exposition Glass is Biot Iful

Exposition Glass is Biot Iful

Some images of an exhibition in Biot, devoted to glassware, the art of blowing, deforming, kneading glass to transform it into an object of art.

Meyer and Bernini Bookstore

Meyer et Bernini at Nice

A storefront that invites to approach the window. The beautiful books, objects and photographs exposed art incite to enter this beautiful bookstore located in Nice at 15 rue de l'Escarene a few steps from the green flow and high school Massena. Some words and pictures to see and know more.

The Saint Sépulcre Chaptel

The Saint Sépulcre Chaptel

A small chapel, sheltering the blue penitents, is located, almost hidden, under the large vaults, of the Garibaldi place. Some pictures to encourage you to come to discover this place, true treasure of the Nice patrimony.

Massena Museum

Massena Museum in Nice

This museum in Nice houses local collections mainly from the late 19th (after the attachment of the County of Nice to France in 1860).
The museum was completely redone ten years ago. Some words and pictures to help you discover the place.

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