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In southeastern France, touring the village where Marc Chagall found inspiration

Sumary of In southeastern France, touring the village where Marc Chagall found inspiration:

  • By Lily Radziemski, Lily Radziemski for The Washington Post The landscape surrounding Saint-Paul de Vence on the French Riviera.
  • it’s right there, Saint-Paul de Vence, commanding the landscape, soaking in the light of the Riviera.
  • A few years ago, on a trip to Nice, a French friend offered to take me up to Saint-Paul de Vence, a place she had visited during some summers growing up.
  • I begrudgingly agreed — having been very comfortable nursing a hangover on the beach — but an hour later, having known nothing about the village, I found myself gazing at the tombstone of Marc Chagall, the legendary Belarusian French artist whom I had long admired, in awe.
  • When I ended up in the south at the last minute in a sort of prodigious gift from the universe, I set off on a mission to Saint-Paul de Vence.
  • After arriving in the village — and watching it wake up from Le Café de la Place, double espresso and flaky croissant in hand — Marine Rostagni, a guide leading “In the Footsteps of Marc Chagall,” and I met for a walking tour.

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