Joël Binet will take us through a journey in Provence discovering how writers, painters, musicians and singers were inspired by this beautiful region.
The list is long with Nîmes born Alphonse Daudet and Les lettres de mon moulin, which he actually wrote in Clamart, a suburb South West of Paris, with Frédéric Mistral who said ” le provençal est la première langue littéraire de l’Europe civilisée.” ( Provençal is the first literary language of civilised Europe). We can’t not mention Jean Giono and his poetical novels about Provençal peasants like Provence nor forget Marcel Pagnol with his plays and novels, La femme du boulanger, Le château de ma mère and so many more.
We have to take a trip to St Paul de Vence where Matisse, Chagall, Prévert, Montand, Signoret and lots of others spent so much time.
Of course we can’t leave out Picasso who bought le château de Vauvenargues in 1958 where he died in 1973:
And Bécaud with his famous song Les marchés de Provence, which you can listen to:
There are still some places for the talk on Saturday, do come along: for more info…