Culture blog French Riviera
"Culture first appears to us as knowledge of what has made man other than an accident of the universe."
"Culture is like jam: the less you have, the more you spread it. "
"Mass society does not want culture but leisure."
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 ...
Not to be missed until next November 16 at the beautiful Fernand Léger Museum in Biot, the exhibition presenting the triptych "Class War, Militant, Gateway" face to face with the "builders" of Fernand Léger.
A beautiful Nice municipal initiative, with entertainment (210 spread over 60 places) often free, aimed at residents of Nice and passing visitors, will delight fans of music, culture, sport or heritage... A few words and images...
Reading of "La Promesse de l'Aube", an "almost autobiographical novel", published by Gallimard in the beautiful NRF collection, by Romain Gary who tells us about his mother, a lot, but also about Nice and the French Riviera . Some quotes and modest reflections concerning the Riviera ties of the adopted writer from Nice.
Random discovery of a beautiful contemporary art gallery in the city center of Nice at 10 rue Assalit. A warm welcome, generous, which made us want to try to make you want to come and visit. A preview in images and video interview…
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...
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…
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.
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.
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...
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.
A small chapel set in a Tuscan garden surrounded by cypresses and olive trees housing a museum and a small photo exhibition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.