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The Promenade des Anglais: Artists in Nice Christopher Herbert Thursday 14 June 2018

Running around the great sweep of the Baie des Anges in Nice is the Promenade des Anglais. It has been the inspiration for numerous artists since the 19th century and because of its sunlit beauty it continues to entrance visitors today. In spite of the occasional skate-boarders, it remains a place for strolling, for seeing and being seen. It needs to be taken at a leisurely pace because only then can its joys be savoured. This lecture will explore the origin of the Promenade and the life and works of some of the artists who worked there and perhaps will bring with it some of the blue skies and incomparable Mediterranean sunshine of the south of France.