Behind the Scenes in Provence

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Gladiator Games

Gladiator Games

This UNESCO world heritage site in Orange will be holding Gladiator Games on Saturday September 10, 2011 from noon until 4:30 pm in the Antique Theatre. Unlike the TV show on NBC these Gladiators will be wearing traditional armor like those worn during the Roman Empire.

Art Exhibit

Art Exhibit

Montreal artist Margot McPherson who now resides in Roussillon, overlooking the ocre cliffs, will have her "Invasions Barbares" collection on exhibit at the Chateau in Gordes from August 27th through September 2nd.

Malmousque

Malmousque

Nestled in the heart of the 7th arrondissement of Marseille just a short distance from the Vieux Port is the Anse de Malmousque, a small enclave that faces the Frioul Islands and Chateau d'If.

Berlingots

Berlingots

Berlingots, small stripped triangular candies, have been manufactured in the city of Carpentras for centuries. There is a legend that states that Pope Clément V invented the Berlingots of Carpentras in 1310.

Arman

Arman

Above is a tribute to Van Gogh's A Starry Night by Arman, the French painter, sculptor and artist whose work is currently on exhibit in Les Baux de Provence. This photo was provided by the Arman Foundation whom I thank. But in no way does this image fully capture the impressive size and power of the artwork.

Vernissage

Vernissage

Roussillon artist Aristides Balanos, originally from Athens Greece, is hosting a vernissage on July 24th from 3 pm-10pm at L'Isle D'Art, a contemporary gallery, on rue Carnot in Isle sur la Sorgue.