Du Bellay and his contemporaries, the Pléiade, frequently made use of diminutives (violettes, fleurettes, vermeillettes, oeillettes) to add charm to their poems.
An anonymous 12th century sculptor, the Master of Cabestany was not recognised until the 1930s when a Romanesque-style tympanum was unearthed during renovation work at the parish church of Cabestany.
This year’s Collioure book fair opens on Friday 7 September at 20h30 with a talk by the Irish historian Kevin Barry invited by the association Les Amis de Patrick O’Brian.
Not a new release but definitely worth a read if you haven’t already, or a re-read if you have!
Ever thought of using your outdated bank card to create a flute that can imitate birdsongs? At MuSIC Musee des Instruments in Ceret, you can get a close look at just such an instrument created by Amazonian Indians. Alongside it are instruments created with recycled tin cans and plastic bottles.
Enter the magical universe of Jules Verne as interpreted by “Les Pritchard’s”. Eric Pritchard and his wife Sabine propose a unique vision of the great French writer, inventor and visionary in a series of paintings and sculptures in the Capelleta of Céret.
Invitation to a walk “In the footsteps of Patrick O’Brian”
Meet at the Patrick O’Brian space on the first floor for a tour that reveals the village through the eyes of this great writer.
The summer 2018 exhibition at the Musée d’art moderne de Céret presents the works of Nadia Mehadji.
One of their great writers, Jean de La Fontaine, produced French versions of fables, in verse and with illustrations. There are twelve volumes, with stories such as The Ant and the Grasshopper, told with elegance, wit and verve, in simple French which is usually easy to understand today. Each teaches a lesson about our relationships with society.
The summer exhibition at Collioure’s Musée d’Art Moderne displays 40 works by Henri Vergé-Sarrat and Rolande Déchorain. Rolande, 18 years his junior, was first Henri’s pupil and then his wife. In love with each other and Collioure, the couple visited the quiet fishing port at various times during the 1930’s.