Walk in the footsteps of Matisse
Opening at the Royal Academy of Art from 5 August to 15 November 2017, the sumptuous Henri Matisse exhibition 'Matisse in the Studio' offers a rare glimpse into the artist's personal collection of objects from around the world and the paintings, sculptures and drawings that these inspired. With many of the exhibits originally adorning or painted in his studio in Nice,
Nice – The Jewel of the Côte d'Azur takes in the best of Nice, exploring the streets that were home to Matisse and his studio and the surrounding French Riviera with its vivid colours and pure light – a continual source of inspiration to numerous artists including Matisse, Chagall and Picasso. With visits to the Matisse and Chagall art museums, other highlights comprise the hillside walk to the lookout on Parc du Château for wide sweeping views of the Bay of Angels and Maritime Alps, the exquisite Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild with its nine themed gardens and stunning seascape backdrop and the headland walking trail on Cap Ferrat. In addition, the trip also includes excursions to the medieval hilltop enclaves of Eze, St Paul de Vence and Vence where Matisse lived and painted for six years of his life.
Nice – The Jewel of the Côte d'Azur, 6 day, half board holiday starts from £550 with dinner taken in local restaurants, entrance fees, all local transport. (NB. Flights not included). This is a 'Leisurely' level 'A' holiday. Departures: 1 November 2017, 21 February 2018, 4 April 2018, 9 May 2018, 31 October 2018.