Céret and surroundings
Around Mas Trilles, extend superb and vast spaces for excursions; the road of the vineyards, the Vallespir's mountains, the vermilion coast and its coastal paths. Change of scenery is two steps away, with Spain, the town of Figueres, Cadaques and the Dali tour.
The region offers our guest several possible activities and visits whether it is Cathar fortresses such as Peyrpertusse and Queribus, medieval villages such as Prats-de-Mollo or visiting the seaside with the picturesque port village of Collioure and the Côte Vermeille.
Céret - This small charming village with Plantain tree lined streets much beloved by artists including Picasso, Matisse and Herbin, is best known for its Museum of Modern Art and of course, its cherries. There is a market every Saturday which over the years has become quite the event with stalls filled with local produce. During the summer months (July to end of August) there is also an evening market every Tuesday dedicated to artisanal products (arts and crafts).
Collioure et la Côte Vermeille - Collioure is a picturesque town on the Mediterranean coast of southern France. Beloved by many great artists such as, Henri Matisse, André Derain, Louis Valtat... and becoming the birth place of fauvism. On the sea, the medieval Château Royal de Collioure offers dramatic coastal views. The Côte Vermeille in itself offers a landscape of vineyards and beaches or small pebble creeks, with caps like those of Béar or Réderis where one can enjoy magnificent views of the neighbouring coasts.
Musée d'Art Moderne of Céret
André Masson: Une mythologie de la nature et de l'être
Exhibition from June 22nd to October 27th 2019.
André Masson resided in Céret in the years 1919/1920. Injured both body and mind by the battles of the First World War, he arrives in Céret with Maurice Loutreuil, where he meets Odette Cabalé who will become his first wife, and makes the acquaintance of Chaïm Soutine. Masson paints in Céret several landscape paintings inspired by Cézanne cubism, a painting constructed in a range of light colors, a kind of testimony of his own mental reconstruction. The landscape being one of the major themes of the museum's collection, and a constant source in André Masson's painting, it is the common thread that has been chosen for this exhibition.
Masson led a prodigious artistic career, travelling between Europe and America. The places where the artist lived, the landscapes he admired, transfigured, populated by myths, will be honored in the theme of this exhibition.
Visa pour l'image
International Festival of Photojournalism from August 31st to September 15th 2019.
The museum presents a set of lithographs made by Marc Chagall (1887-1985) in 1980 at the request of Aimé Maeght, and exceptionally lent by the Marc Chagall National Museum of Nice.Chagall was interested in many techniques including drawing, painting, engraving, ceramics and stained glass. When he discovered color lithography in 1946, he began to integrate pure color into drawing. This practice is strikingly successful in his latest works. The circus, theme dear to the artist who was inspired from its first creations and until the end of his life, will be honored in this exhibition