October 16, 2017

Pablo Picasso at Rest near Aix-en-Provence

Pablo Picasso at Rest near Aix-en-Provence

Château de Vauvenargues is located in the village by the same name, a few kilometers from Aix-en-Provence. This castle has a lengthy history.  The present structure was built on the site of a former Roman settlement. Over the centuries, Provencal counts and then the Archbishops of Aix occupied the castle. Clearly, it pays to be the doctor of a king; in 1474 Roi René gifted the Château to his physician Pierre Robin d’Angers. (more…)

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November 14, 2011

Henry Ferrier an Artist for Life

Henry Ferrier an Artist for Life

One of the greatest pleasures Nutmeg had during the months in Provence was being introduced to Henry Ferrier and his lovely wife Annick Brunet. This is one energetic couple; Henry is an artist, writer and philosopher, Annick has been in politics, film and continues to be an enthusiastic volunteer. The first time Ginger and Nutmeg met Henry, he recited a riddle: What happens if you toss a buttered piece of toast in the air? It lands on the buttered side What happens if you toss a cat in the air? It lands on its’ feet What happens if you place a buttered piece of toast on a cat’s back and throw it in the air? It stays aloft deciding which side to fall upon (more…)

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