Artistic explorations

..Art in every form

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Exclusive Activity: Cultural travel in France and artistic explorations

For who: Art, cinema, architecture lovers; those who want to learn

Why: Better understand French culture with an art vision

Description:

Art is not made to be seen but to be lived and felt. Off the beaten track, we will build for you a bespoke cultural travel in France; we will offer you a customised way to discover museums, exhibitions, cultural and regional patrimony events.

Thanks to our connections, we will find the best speakers with the right approach to explore French art according to your sensitivity and aspirations.

 

Avilion

Senior Travel Planner

Provençale in spirit and Anglo-Saxon in culture, I am a fervent follower of open nature activities. I am an art and gastronomy lover and am particularly fond of coastal regions. I enjoy creating experiences and bringing about encounters with artisans and artists.

Some suggestions for your artistic explorations...

Tête à tête with an artist in his workshop in Provence

When: On demand

For who: All arts lovers

Why: Discover a whole new world where imagination is the key

Description:

During your cultural travel in France, why not become one of the privileged few who get to observe artists at work? It is just fascinating to see metal or wood take on a life of its own or see a blank canvas introduce you to another imaginary world. These, frequently, out of the way places are impregnated by perfumes rarely found anywhere else. There is an incredible atmosphere here unknown elsewhere. The ambience is pregnant with anticipation for the birth of yet another new work. The artists are open to talk with you, to discuss their views or if you are lucky enough their techniques. For budding da Vincis this is essential.

In the steps of the Grande Vadrouille in Bourgogne

When: On demand

For who: Old French films amateurs; interested by culture and history

Why: Discover the Burgundy culture and the Second World War history thanks to cinema!

Description:

Explore Burgundy in a new way through the very famous film: “la Grande Vadrouille”. You will visit the film locations and discover in a unusual way the Burgundy History during Second World War. Like Louis de Funès and Bourvil, the main actors in the film, you will go to the “Kommandantur” (now the city hall of Meursault), and also to the Hospices de Beaune (a main place in the film). Furthermore, you will find some familiar landscapes like the cliffs of Saint-Romain, and a specialist will introduce you to the art of making a wine barrel to store the delicious Burgundy wines (and no, their use is not only to hide the American pilots!) Every element of this legendary film will be exploit to make you discovering the Burgundy culture and a part of the French history during Second World War. Your cultural travel in France will be for sure really unique… and very French as well!

A different slant on the Louvre

When: All year round

For who: Art lovers; those who love to learn

Why: Discover the Louvre in a unique way

Description:

Finally, you can explore the Louvre museum at your rythm! For a private tour that we will have designed with you and for you, our guide will show you all the secrets of the biggest museum in the world. If you want to know more than what you already know on the Joconde or the Venus de Milo, this visit is made for you! Otherwise, if you want to know more about a special period or artist, it is also possible. We will be pleased to make you discover or rediscover this incredible museum in the way you want…

Chagall stained glass in all its glory in Reims Cathedral

When: All year round

For who: Art lovers; those who love to learn

Why: Discover the windows of the Reims Cathedral by Marc Chagall during your cultural travel in France

Description:

Known Worldwide for its champagne, Reims has some other trasures. In between two champagne tastings, don’t forget to visit its cathedral, an architectural masterpiece from Gothic times. With us, you will experience an unusual visit: you will for example climb the 249 steps of the tower to admire the view over the whole city, or discover the wonderful windows of Chagall. Our guides will tell you incredible stories about this cathedral; and in the end, you can even see where the famous windows were made.

Discover the artist within you in Champagne

When: All year round

For who: Art lovers

Why: Discover a new art technic

Description:

You are still impressed by the wonderful windows made by Marc Chagall in the Reims Cathedral? You are a art lover and you want to try an unusual activity? If so, you are at the right place because with our painter, you will experience something new: glass painting and thermoforming. This artist, a “fusing” expert will teach you this very specific technic that will lead you to endless creativity. This artist, renowned and passionate, will be there for you, to enable you to express all your artistic spirit.

A magical parenthesis in the Nice carnival

When: Winter

For who: Lively and cultural shows fans

Why: To enjoy a great street event in the sunny city

Description:

In Nice, during the second half of February, there is a ritual: the carnival. The Nice Carnival is one of the biggest in the world, with Rio or Venice, and it has existed since the 1300’s at least. You will see some floats, bands and even attend a flower battle. If you aren’t lucky enough to be there during that period, you still can live the magic of the event by going to the carnival workshop where many artisans make floats all year long.

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