serignan artThe little Languedoc coastal town of Serignan, just south of Beziers, is home to not only a modern art gallery, but also a popular contemporary theatre. In the centre of Serignan, a small hard working old Languedoc wine town, you will find a modern art gallery housed in a disused wine warehouse.

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mougins artIt is quite something that the village the size of Mougins in South France has a world class Art museum to rival any National collection. The Mougins Classic Art Museum (MACM), was established in 2008 by Christian Levett, a wealthy Hedge-Fund Manager and local resident of Mougins. The Mougins Museum of Classical art is essentially a private collection open to the public. 

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collioure art trail366Collioure has in the past been home to an immpressive array of artistic talent, attracted by Collioure's "special light". Luminaries feature Matisse, Picasso, Dufy, Derain, Rennie McIntosh and Maillol. With over thirty galleries and many resident artists still working in and around the town, Collioure is right to proclaim itself the "Town of Artists."

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van gogh arlesIn 1888 van Gogh left Paris for Provence. Here, in collaboration with Paul Gaugin he painted some of his most impressive works. It was also the scene of his famous "ear cutting" act and his decline into mental illness.

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carre d artIf you are a lover of history then you are in luck in the South of France. There are some excellent South France museums covering a range of historical periods from the Dinosaurs through to the local resistance movement of the Second World War. Here is just a selection of our favourite 5 South of France museums.

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art nimesIf you are a lover of history then you are in luck in the South of France. There are some excellent Languedoc museums covering a range of historical periods from the Dinosaurs through to the local resistance movement of the Second World War. Here is just a selection of our favourite 5 Languedoc museums.

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museum sport nice2If you are visiting Nice this summer, then one place worth checking out is the new Musee National du Sport. Even if you are not a regular museum visitor, you cannot be bored with this museum in Nice. The museum of sport which features some amazing historical artifacts and memorabilia.

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languedoc art museumsThe South of France has been home to a wide range of famous artists throughout history. Towns such as Arles, Montpellier, Toulouse, Collioure and Ceret all boastan impressive art heritage. Van Gogh, Gaughin, Picasso, Lautrec, Chagall, Miro, the Fauvist movement, and the Cubists group of painters have all come to work in the South of Francefor the "special light" and create some fantastic art and paintings. Go Languedoc! selects the best art galleries and sites to visit in the South of France.

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arles antiqueI reckon that Musee de l'Arles Antique,  Arles' archeology museum, is one of the best modern buildings I have seen. It was designed by Henri Ciriani and looks brilliant. It is a shame the inside exhibitions are not quite up to the standard of the building, but I am sure that will change. The museum features a range of artefacts from the Roman period, including a scale model of the original Roman town of Arles.

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marc chagall museumThe Marc Chagall Museum in Nice France (or the "Musee Marc Chagall National Message Biblique " to give it it's full title) was set up under the terms of the artists will. Marc Chagall had lived in the Nice era for a large part of his later life and he bequeathed to the city 17 separate works which make up his 'Biblical Message'.

 

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