Vincent van Gogh

Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade, he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of which date from the...

Mas de la Dame

Mas de la Dame is an organic estate in the Provence region of France. In 1889 Vincent van Gogh painted his impression of the estate on canvas. The canvas, owned by a Frenchman, was stolen while on loan for an exhibit in New York in 1989. Red wines Coteaux d’Aix en...

French Riviera (Côte d’Azur)

The French Riviera (or Côte d’Azur) is the Mediterranean coast of southeastern France. It includes famously glamorous beach resorts such as Saint-Tropez and Cannes, and the independent microstate of Monaco. A health retreat in the 18th century, the area later...

La Ciotat

La Ciotat is a town on in the  Provence region on the Mediterranean coast of France, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department. The Economist (27th June 2020, p.19) describes its harbour as being used by local fishermen since the 15th-century but its 300-berth dry dock is...