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17 April 2018Extended Visit - The Art & History of Nice and the Côte d'Azur
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Extended Visit - The Art & History of Nice and the Côte d'Azur
Tuesday 17 April 2018

Tuesday 17 April - Sunday 22 April 2018

Booking opens on Thursday 12th October 2017. Collect brochures at the lecture on Thursday 14th September and bring the completed form to the October lecture.  Booking will be from 9.30am as per usual on a booking in day.  Conditions will apply to the booking procedure to ensure fairness.

Following an inspirational Special Interest Day in February this year, we decided to book for a tour to the South of France.  The time has been extended to six days, five nights to enable us to do the area justice!

We shall stay at the 4* Nice Riviera Hotel with the first dinner included and breakfast on the following five days. There will be visits to nearly all the places mentioned by Mary Alexander in her three lectures which she delivered so brilliantly and some of the places are listed below.

The Musée des Beaux Arts, the former home of a Ukrainian princess and the Musée International de l'Art Naïf.

The Cimiez district and a Franciscan Monastery and gardens, followed by the Matisse and Marc Chagall museums.

The Mediaeval village of St Paul de Vençe and the Fondation Maeght with its large collection of paintings, sculpture and drawings.  The Chapelle du Rosaire will also be visited.

At Beaulieu sur Mer we shall visit the Villa Kerylos and in the afternoon the Villa and Gardens of Ephrussi de Rothschild. 

Before leaving Nice on last day we shall have some free time before  leaving for the airport.  We shall travel by EasyJet back to Gatwick, and then a coach home to our original pick up point.