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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Chapel Miséricorde Nice

Chapel of Mercy in Nice

Discover in photos and virtual tours of this world masterpiece of baroque art located on Cours Saleya, in old Nice, a few meters from the seaside.

Palais Lascaris

Palais Lascaris

Some photos of the Palais Lascaris, a baroque-style residence located at 15 rue Droite in the old town of Nice. To discover as you stroll through the alleys of old Nice and with the help of a few pictures.

Saint-Shroud Chapel of Nice

Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity and the Shroud of Nice

Headquarters of the Brotherhood of the Red Penitents of Nice, this chapel is located at the end of Cours Saleya on the side of the Castle Hill, just next to the old senate. You can admire a reproduction of the Shroud of Turin as well as many other works of art.

Gilbert & George: Images of Utopia at the Fernand Léger Museum

Gilbert & George: Images of Utopia at the Fernand Léger Museum

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.

My summer in Nice

Mon été à Nice

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...

Romain Gary le Niçois

Nice, city of expatriation: the example of Romain Gary

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.

Art Gallery « Espace A VENDRE»

Art Gallery « Espace A VENDRE»

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…

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.

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