Château Grimaldi question

Jan 22nd, 2001, 09:00 AM
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Château Grimaldi question

In the current thread about art museums in Europe, Santa Chiara recommended the Château Grimaldi at Cap d'Antibes. I am going to be staying nearby, about 60 miles east, on the Italian Riviera in late April and was considering going to this museum about Picasso. Does anyone have more info on this, OR on other places not to be missed in the area? I am more interested in art, history and architecture than casinos. Thanks.
 
Jan 22nd, 2001, 12:08 PM
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I have not been to the Château Grimaldi in years, but when last there I was very impressed with Picasso's pottery collection. I like his pottery much better than his paintings. And the setting is lovely. In Nice, I like the Matisse museum and the Chagall. If you like modern art, the Fondation Maeght at St.-Paul-de-Vence is a must, and in another lovely setting. I also like the chapel decorated by Matisse in Vence. There is a Fernand Léger museum at Biot. You have some lovely experiences ahead of you.
 
Jan 22nd, 2001, 01:43 PM
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kk: I haven't been there either in years (1986 to be exact) but it remains in my memories as one of the best museums I have been to. Any good guide book will help out on this. In fact, when we were in the museum, we asked directions for the next destination. The clerk in the bookstore patiently showed us on a map how to get there (me painfully trying to follow in my very rusty French), and then she insisted on giving us the relatively new Michelen Green Guide that she was using to show us directions. Surly, rude French. Go figure.

Also, Cap d'Antibe has a web site that you can access by doing a search on Google (that's how I refreshed my memory when I first posted)

Sorry, that's about all I can tell you as we were enroute from Marseilles to Italy, and were just driving through.

And in reply to some earlier posts: Yes, Urbino is truly a jewel. And another "hidden" Piero is a magnificent altar piece in the Palazzo Comune, I believe, in Perugia. Also the cathedral San Francesco in Arezzo now has the frescoes restored and open to the public. Magnificant.
 
Jan 22nd, 2001, 01:48 PM
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Many thanks, Boots and Santa Chiara. I have looked up Cap d'Antibes on google and have found some good stuff.

BTW, Santa Chiara, do you LIVE there, in Italy? My son spent his junior year studying architecture there with a Texas university program and (of course!) loved it!
 
Jan 22nd, 2001, 01:58 PM
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Mmmm... kk. We have much more in common than you can imagine. I lived in
Texas for 52 years before relocating to Italy, with a university, no less. Also was associated with the very same university you are for more years than I care to remember (this uncontrollable twitching has nothing to do with my years in an unnamed college town in Central Texas has nothing I tell you, nothing to do with the time spent there.)
 
Jan 22nd, 2001, 05:14 PM
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Ahhh, I see, Santa Chiara. At least partly. How lucky you ended up where you are now. I wonder if you ever taught my son?
(we can't correspond since neither of us seems to be using our real emails)
 

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