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An Art Lover’s Guide to the French Riviera

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Art lover and collector, Patrick J Murphy brings his extensive knowledge and passion for art to this fully illustrated book on the riches of the French Riviera.

Patrick J Murphy gave a talk and hosted a book signing at Clifden Arts Festival 2016.

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Art lover and collector, Patrick J Murphy brings his extensive knowledge and passion for art to this fully illustrated book on the riches of the French Riviera.

The region boasts over fifty world-class art museums as well as an array of other venues for viewing art – ancient and modern churches, commercial art galleries, hotels and restaurants as well as extensive public art. The region also hosts some of the grandest belle époque architecture in the world.

The French Riviera is arguably the richest art treasure house in the world. It has attracted artists of the highest calibre – Picasso, Matisse, Cocteau, Bonnard, Legér, Maillol, Gray, Chagall – their legacy is available to us today and captured beautifully in this illustrated guide.

This guide will make any art lover’s visit to the French Riviera richer and more informed. Patrick will guide you in selecting what and where to see from the riches of galleries, museums, churches, public art and hotels.

A 240-page beautifully illustrated and designed softcover guide will neatly fit into your travel bag and will make any visit to the French Riviera more memorable and enjoyable.

The late John Montague, author of the foreword to An Art Lover's Guide to the French Riviera by Patrick J Murphy in conversation with the author, Patrick, and John's wife, Elizabeth Waddell, at the launch of An Art Lover's Guide to the French Riviera in Nice on 13th July, 2016.

The late John Montague, author of the foreword to An Art Lover’s Guide to the French Riviera by Patrick J Murphy in conversation with the author, Patrick, and John’s wife, Elizabeth Wassell, at the launch of An Art Lover’s Guide to the French Riviera in Nice on 13th July, 2016.