La Colombe d'Or began life in the twenties as an unpretentious café just outside the ramparts of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. By 1931 Picasso, Signac, Dufy, Bonnard and Matisse were all regulars and, as legend had it, they'd settled the debt incurred in their leaner years with works of art. The hotel is packed full of these amazing pieces of art which you are welcome to view if you eat here. An absolute must for art lovers.
Femmes assises à la terrasse d'un café Affiches by Maurice Branger
The German artist Cornelia Konrads creates hallucinating in situ installations in public spaces, parks and private gardens throughout the world. His work is often punctuated by the illusion of weightlessness, when stacked objects (branch, log, stone) seem to be hanging in the air, increasing the temporary nature of the facility.
The Colombe d'Or, St Paul de Vence
the hotel negresco's main salon. circe 2008
The Ogre or Orc in the Sacro Bosco, Parco dei Mostri, Bomarzo, Lazio, Italy. Created between 1522 and 1580 by Duke Vicino Orsini as a bizzare memorial to his late wife. The park contains strange statues and carvings of monsters, animals, mythical characters and lopsided buildings
SAINT-REMY-DE- PROVENCE - Belvédère pour contempler le jardin expérimental - A lookout from which to admire the experimental garden,] (Cool vantage point in a tree!). At the garden of Dominique Lafourcade, "Mas Du Confines", eight hectares of gardens around a farmhouse, near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France. Available for holiday stays.