Nice Grasse

 Nice...

Nice...

Head out of Nice into the mountainous countryside and it's another world! Nice is beautiful and the perfect location to access the French Riviera and coastal icons. The promenades are just beautiful places to stroll through......something for everyone.

 Nice streets hey!

Nice streets hey!

 Chocolatiers are so amazing!! Lani, Imogen and Matilda... I know you want it!!

Chocolatiers are so amazing!! Lani, Imogen and Matilda... I know you want it!!

 Glamma Rocks... Wall art Nieux Nice.

Glamma Rocks... Wall art Nieux Nice.

There was a very classy jazz festival set up at the end of Promenade du Paillon with all the limos, rolls and beamers rolling up to a red carpeted entry! All the plebs sitting around outside dancing and enjoying the ambiance.

Bit baffled by the 'Jazz' as the songs were more like David Bowie... Let's Dance... So I did!

 

 Nice Beach, beautiful Mediterranean Sea.

Nice Beach, beautiful Mediterranean Sea.

There are sections of the beach that are free to sit at... Completely pebbles! Pretty difficulty to walk into the water, most people had special reef shoes to get around, me I hobbled in with as much ladylike finess that I could muster!! Other parts of the beach had back to back beds to hire... Plus umbrella.... Plus towel... get the lot for about 50 Euros. Whoop whoop!

 Check out the carpet!

Check out the carpet!

 Grasse

Grasse

 Fragonard Parfumeur, 

Fragonard Parfumeur, 

Grasse, just an hour up into the mountains was originally a tannery because of the abundance of water. They started to make scented gloves back in the day and then the perfume trade took off. There are about 30 perfumeries there, 3 of which offer tours, and there is a museum full of objects related to perfume. If you have seen Perfume you can really get a good picture of the process... Lol. 

 You can bath in it.... Ngnlaaaaaa...

You can bath in it.... Ngnlaaaaaa...

Then there is perfume sprays all up and down the streets..... Not!

 Mist sprays set up through the streets!

Mist sprays set up through the streets!

Intell: A Nose is a person who makes perfume blends and would train for 9 years! 

 Who knows a Nose?

Who knows a Nose?

Grasse is the world capital of fragrance. Beautiful!

 

Musee d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporian, Nice. 

 Rooftop view... Amazing

Rooftop view... Amazing

This museum was awesome with a focus on the relationship between new European realism and American pop art and assemblage. Artworks include Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Yves Klein and Arman. On entry there are huge homages to Calder ... Truly great!!

 

 

 Arman, Sans Titre, 1923 

Arman, Sans Titre, 1923 

 Calder with a Warhol in the background...

Calder with a Warhol in the background...

 Niki de Saint Phalle, sculpture artist from France

Niki de Saint Phalle, sculpture artist from France

 Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

Marc Chagall Museum, Nice.

 Detail of one of the larger paintings....

Detail of one of the larger paintings....

This museum has the largest collection of Chagall's testament series.... The colour so pure. There was also quite a few works from his circus series. Am sure Boyd was influenced by this guy. Spent hours devouring his work. Matisse and Chagall did mosaic works and stained glass for churches, simply gorgeous!

 

 Inside main gallery area Marc Chagall

Inside main gallery area Marc Chagall

Completely amazing!!

 Abramo e i tre angeli

Abramo e i tre angeli

 Stained glass, Marc Chagall

Stained glass, Marc Chagall

 

My art is an extravagant art, a flaming vermilion, a blue soul flooding over my paintings

~ Marc Chagall


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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