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Place Paul Ismard

“game of boules, otherwise known as pétanque, is perhaps the sport that is closest to French hearts. Similar to British lawn bowling or Italian bocce, the French version is traditionally played with metallic balls on a dirt surface beneath plane trees, with a glass of pastis at hand. The local boulodrome is a social focal point in southern France” -discoverfrance.net

* Vallauris, population: 30,000 - ancient village decimated by a 15th century plague and resettled by Italians. It is known for its pottery and was the 1948-1955 residence of Picasso.

La guerre et la paix

–war and peace

created: 1953
artist: Pablo Picasso (Blasco) 1881-1973, Spanish
location: Chateau Musee chapel (1568), Place de la Liberation

L`homme au mouton

–man with sheep

created: 1943
artist: Pablo Picasso (Blasco) 1881-1973, Spanish
medium: bronze
location: the market at Place Paul Ismard

  • Last visit to Vallauris: May 1974
  • Intro Updated Oct 24, 2012
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