... from Menton to Mandelieu and miles into the mountains ...

Arts

So many artists have been inspired by the light in Provence.

Cocteau/Menton
Jean Cocteau in Menton

During the Middle Ages the Schools of Avignon and Nice were flourishing. Puget was known as the Michelangelo of Provence in the 17th century. In the 18th century, Fragonard filled his paintings with the flowers of Grasse. Some of the most important painters from the 19th and 20th centuries were drawn to the region to capture the colours of the land and seascapes. From Monet, Cézanne and Renoir, Bonnard, Signac and Dufy to Matisse, Chagall, Picasso and Cocteau, the list of artists is outstanding.

In small galleries and important museums, the importance of art continues.