Getting to know Provence in three days is an ambitious but achievable goal, when you have experts to guide you throughout the journey – such as an experienced guide, an art critic and a famous chef. We will be presented with an art collection from France’s largest private collection of contemporary art, Foundation Maeght, followed by a walk across the cobbled streets of XIII century villages, before taking cover under a canopy of plane trees, dating back to the times of Louis XIV. From the terraces, we will be able to enjoy the views of the Sainte-Victoire mountain and the Aix-en-Provence square, the homelands of Cezanne and Zola, as well as compare how the local chef Xavier Mathieu and Vladimir Mukhin interpret the traditions of the Provencal cuisine.
– why the Roman legionnaires fell in love with Provence;
– what makes dry masonry houses different – masses, cabanons and bastides;
– the artworks created by Chagall, Braque and Giacometti especially for Foundation Maeght;
– the taste of Provencal cuisine in the hands of Russia’s most award-winning chef.