20–23.06 2017 > GENOA AND THE LIGURIAN COAST
Ref. 3099 – 1.650 € (plane, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guide)
In a setting of mountains bathed by the Mediterranean sea, the Liguria Riviera includes the idyllic Portofino and Cinque Terre with its terraces planted with vines and olive trees, but also the beautiful city of Genoa with the wonderful art collections from the 15th to the 18th centuries of the Palazzi Bianco, Rosso and Spinola, the magnificent facades of the via Garibaldi and via Balbi, the frescoes of the Princes Palace, the incredible marquetry of San Lorenzo Cathedral… This trip will be enriched by the discovery of the sumptuous Certosa of Pavia and the new Egyptian museum Egizio in the historic center of Turin.
05.07 2017 > SPILLIAERT IN OSTEND
Ref. 3159 – 90 € (coach, lunch, entrance fees and guide)
An art space dedicated exclusively to the work of Léon Spilliaert opened in the West rotunda of the Royal Galleries. The ‘Spilliaert Huis’ does not correspond to the real Ostend house of the artist because this one was destroyed during the last war. On the other hand, its location opposite the large beach corresponds to the panorama repeatedly treated by the artist. The current exhibition presents his self-portraits. The Mu.ZEE of Ostend also offers a new space to nearly a hundred works of James Ensor and Leon Spilliaert, the “Two great Masters of Ostend.”
02-07.09 2017 > GAUGUIN & BRITTANY
Ref. 3137 – 1.175 € (train, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guide)
The reopening of the Pont-Aven Museum invites us to discover the Finistère in Gauguin’s footsteps with Le Pouldu and its cliffs, rocks and beaches that are found on many paintings, but also the 15th century Calvaries with their granite figures, the villages with their panelled churches and slate-clad houses, and the magnificent sites of Pointe du Raz. The museum of Quimper showcases the silent landscapes of Odilon-Redon who paid many tributes to the ‘wild, grand and delicate aesthete’ Gauguin.
01-08.10 2017 > CULTURAL TREASURES OF SARDINIA
Ref. 3138 –1.975 € (flight, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guide)
Between Cagliari and Olbia, Sardinia witnesses 100,000 years of history with anthropomorphic menhirs, temples-altars that evoke Mesopotamian ziggurats, Nuragic necropolis with truncated cone shape, Punic temples, Roman amphitheatres, elegant Roman-Pisan churches, medieval fortresses, Gothic and Baroque Catalan altarpieces influenced by the House of Savoy… A surprising landscape of harsh mountains, lush forests and small jagged creeks with crystal-clear sea.
16-17.12 2017 >GREAT EXHIBITIONS IN LONDON
Ref. 3139 – Price to be determined (Eurostar, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees)
Rich program in sight in the London museums to finish the year on a high note! The National Gallery announces “Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites”. The Royal Academy of Arts proposes a confrontation between Dalí and Duchamp. Tate Modern puts Modigliani’s works in dialogue with some of his contemporaries, including Brancusi and Picasso. Tate Britain announces an exhibition on the French Impressionists in exile. The Barbican Centre presents an exceptional retrospective devoted to Jean-Michel Basquiat, “Boom for Real”.
23-29.01 2018 > LOUVRE ABU-DHABI
Ref. 3095 – Price to be determined (flight, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guide)
On the natural island of Saadiyat, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will open shortly in a magnificent building by Jean Nouvel as a place for dialogue between the Western, Middle Eastern and Asian civilizations and cultures. The inaugural exhibition will transfer to an Arab country a cultural form born at the Age of Enlightenment in Europe. In Dubai, architects Adrian Smith, Tom Wright, Bryn Lummus, Gensler… compete with boldness and virtuosity. Your journey will continue through the Sultanate of Oman where time has stopped, with the discovery of Nizwa, the ancient capital of the country, and Muscat, a royal and fortified city between the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman.
(Assuming the opening of the “Louvre Museum”)
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