Sunday, May 6, 2012

Les Baux de Provence

Last weekend, Amandine and I went to Les Baux de Provence, a popular outing for many people all year through.
We started with the show in the cave. To preserve copyright, I did not take pictures of the show itself. Just of one entry, and of the inside between two shows, to give you an idea of the size.

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The show consists of an animated slide show, projected on the walls of the cave, with music. You are inside the painting and where ever you turn your head, there is something to watch. This year is dedicated to Van Gogh and Gaugin, and it is fabulous.

Then, we wandered through the village itself.
There is an exhibition about Santons, the little scultpures we put in the crib at Christmas, or, for the dressed ones, as all year decoration.
I think those came from Italy, and were very old.
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And this one is to show how the dressed santons are made.
Let's finish with a few doors:
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You can see a previous post about Les Baux de Provence here
We went there on the very same weekend (1st of May). Three years ago, it was hot and sunny. Last weekend was chilly, windy and cloudy...


Lisa at Greenbow said...

What an interesting place. Those doors are amazing.

Kirsty @ Bonjour Quilts said...

What a great show, we must get there one day.
I really love Santons so I'd be very interested to see how they're made. I have a good little collection which I'm going to greatly expand this year, as I know when I get home to Australia I will regret it if I don't. Such a gorgeous reminder of our white Christmases (well, white winters) in France.

Bassetmomma said...

What a beautiful place for an outing! I've never heard of anything like that cave. How unique all the displays are! Love the old doors! Stunning!

georgia little pea said...

Looks like youre having a good weekend. I love those doors! And somehow, that picture of the mannequin (?) :)

Unknown said...

What a beautiful place to visit and those doors are amazing! Just hope one day I have a chance to give France a thorough visit. This is one of the must visit countries in my list.

Rosemary said...

What a wonderful show you must have seen. Love the doors.

houndstooth said...

Oh, how cool and interesting and beautiful! I would have loved seeing all that. I'm so glad you and your daughter got to go and enjoy it!

blandina said...

How interesting, this is another place on my list for my next visit to Provence.
The Santons are beautiful.

nikkipolani said...

Your description of the animated slide show sounds fascinating -- what an interesting way to experience art.