LA VAGUE DE SAINT PAUL & SPA ****
In the summer of 2020, La Vague de Saint-Paul was showcasing the exhibition Welcome to a Land of Needs and Desires, which brought together artists Romain Gandolphe (1989, France), Karim Ghelloussi (1977, France) and Hazel Ann Watling (1984, Great Britain).
Sharing a pronounced fondness for the ironic, the outrageous and the undermining of hierarchies, these artistes are engaged in pondering their personal relationship to the history of art and the context of dissemination and perception of images and works. They invest a broad range of media and disciplines (sculpture, painting, collage, installation, performance), producing an unprecedented ensemble of artistic proposals.
Art is omnipresent throughout the year:
The Fondation Maeght, one of the most important collections
La Vague has been a partner of the Fondation Maeght and a member of its Société des Amis since it was opened in 2013. It houses one of the most important collections of paintings, sculptures, drawings and graphic works of modern art by contemporary artists in Europe, with more than 13,000 references.
Since it opened its doors in 1964, the Fondation Maeght has organised more than 140 exhibitions of international renown.
A unique and timeless place, the Maeght Foundation invites visitors to immerse themselves in their surroundings and admire the works on display and the beauty of mother nature.
Saint-Paul de Vence, Home of Artists
La Vague de Saint Paul is located not far from Saint-Paul de Vence, a traditional fortified village dating back to the XIV century perched atop a hill between Nice and Cannes. Considered to be one of the most picturesque villages in Provence, Saint-Paul-de-Vence was for a long time a favoured destination of artists from far and wide: Marc Chagall made his home here. Henri Matisse lived nearby, in Vence. Jean-Paul Sartre, Pablo Picasso, Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Lino Ventura and poet Jacques Prévert used to frequent the famous hotel-restaurant La Colombe d’Or.
Today, Saint-Paul de Vence remains an extremely popular tourist destination, attracting more than 2 million visitors a year.