Image: Manuel Zublena 2010
April 16 2011
Provence has a lovely new villa on offer. In the Alpilles near Saint Rémy, La Bastide des Jardins (first picture, www.cedricreversade.com; price on request) is a six-bedroom, 18th-century house ambitiously restored to camera-ready perfection, with winter and summer dining rooms and a eight-acre garden that’s a masterpiece in its own right.
If you go via Paris, check in at the end of the month to La Maison Champs-Elysées (www.lamaisonchampselysees.com; from £300), which has just been redesigned by the talents at Maison Martin Margiela. Expect meticulously under-styled cool coupled with trompe-l’oeil dramatics. And while there, don’t miss The Caillebotte Brothers: Painter and Photographer at the Musée Jacquemart-André (www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com; to July 11), which examines the artistic dynamics at play between Gustave and Martial, whose talents dovetailed at the cusp of the Impressionist-Modern era. Or, if you’re in Venice, make for In Praise of Doubt at Punta della Dogana (www.palazzograssi.it; until December 31), which includes works by Marcel Broodthaers and Roni Horn among others. (Second picture: installation by Tatiana Trouvé.)