SAINT-PAUL-DE-VENCE – THE MAEGHT FOUNDATION
Nestling in the hills above Saint-Paul-de-Vence lies one of the most beautiful treasures of the French Riviera: the Maeght Foundation. Inaugurated in 1964 by Marguerite and Aimé Maeght, this major contemporary art museum is a place of incredible ambition and creativity elevated by many artists: such as Calder, Chagall and Léger, to name but a few. The gardens are home to Joan Miró’s Labyrinth populated with sculptures and ceramics. Georges Braque’s mosaic blends into the pools of this open-air museum. Under umbrella pines, the central courtyard features many of Giacometti’s sculptures, including his most famous work, The Walking Man. Over the years, works from Christo, Barceló, Folon and many other artists have joined their illustrious forebears to build up one of the finest art collections in Europe comprising over 9,000 works.