Marseille has long been the epicenter French street art and this walking tour offers a comprehensive introduction to the vibrant art form. Escape the tourist trail and uncover the secrets of Marseille’s colorful street art scene as you visit bohemian Cours Julien and Le Canebiere; stroll around the Old Port; and explore neighborhoods such as Noailles, Thiers, and Réformés.
Depending on your predilection, Château la Coste, north of Aix-en-Provence, is either an estimable winemaker with a sideline in contemporary art or a marvel of modern architecture with open-air gallery that happens to have a vineyard attached. Whatever the viewpoint Château La Coste is an exceptional discovery of art, architecture & fine wine. Wine tasting included. 'La Coste combines all the elements of the perfect French Art de Vivre - a unique artistic experience in an atmosphere of calm luxury. It's an atypical art estate in a protected environment. Strolling through see over thirty major art installations scattered throughout the domain amongst oak trees, hundred-year-old pines, vines & lavender fields. Enjoy the creations of architecture from - Tadao Ando, Jean Nouvel, Renzo Piano & Frank O.Geary. Artworks include Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Larry Neufeld, Ai Weiwei, Sean Scully, Andy Goldsworthy, Michael Stipe, Tom Shannon, Tracey Emin and Liam Gillick.
Unique tour to discover the finest wine & Provençal lifestyle. First visit the award winning Château La Coste north of Aix-en-Provence, a winemaker with a sideline in contemporary art & architecture with a vineyard attached. Château La Coste is an exceptional discovery of art, architecture & fine wine. Walk wooded hilltops & valleys, olive groves & vine fields - discover more than 30 installations of contemporary art on the way. Discover how organic principles are implemented in the winemaking, visit to the chai designed by Jean Nouvel, share a convivial moment enlivening your senses with a wine tasting. Next visit nearby Château Paradis situated to the extreme north of the appellation where the vines flourish on the terraces of the Durance river. Stroll in the vines & dive into the world of wine through their cellars to discover more secrets of winemaking, ending with a tasting of these excellent wines. A full day out that combines all the elements of the perfect French Art de Vivre.