In Jean Cocteau’s footsteps

Full day tour : 9 hours

During the the 20th century, our region was the favourite spot of many artists, and Jean Cocteau was one of them.

He was, at the same time a theater and a movie director, a stage manager for many other types of shows, a decorator for the famous Russians Ballets.

He had a remarkable personality, and was a multi-purpose artist free from all types of artistic groups.

Tourmented by a peculiar private life, he leaves behind him, in this area, la Côte d’Azur, an important number of paintings as a great pictorial inheritage.

Our tour will start with a visit of Villefranche by the sea, and its bay, beautiful seaside resort where Jean Cocteau lived. We visit St Peter’ s Chapel decorated by him. Then, direction The Cap Ferrat and the Villa Santo Sospir which belongs to Madame Weisweiller, admirer and patron of the artist.

Lunch will be in the resort of Menton, where Jean Cocteau decorated the wedding hall.  Nowadays, a lot of Japanese couples wish to celebrate their marriage there, in a european style.

The afternoon goes on with a visit of the Bastion, decorated by him and our tour ends with the visit of the new Jean Cocteau’s Museum, due to a very important donation.