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Céret

Céret

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Ceret has a pretty old town where you can sit for a while in the shade of the plane trees and eat or drink. It also has the Musee d'Art Moderne which holds pieces by Picasso, Matisse, Chagall and Miro and from time to time has special exhibitions by particular artists.

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The town of Céret is a charming, walled destination village near the Spanish border known for its modern art museum, many festivals, colourful Saturday market, bullfighting, restaurants and cafes and galleries. It is well known for its cherry festival in May, when it sends the first, best cherries to the President of France.

Ceret developed during the period when the Roussillon belonged to the Kingdom of Majorca. It was during this period that the town walls were constructed to make it defensible. There were two Gateways into Céret , which you can still see today, one towards France to the north (la porte de France ) and one towards Spain to the South (la Porte d'Espagne). Ceret was besieged on many occasions and the defensive walls rebuilt several times before being largely dismantled under Napoléon (1769-1821), as were the walls of so many other medieval towns.

Chagall, Dali, Matisse and Picasso all lived here and their works hang in the Modern Art Museum here. Also works by Juan Gris, Maillol, and Dufy. Picasso's 50 or so pieces mainly consist of a series of ceramic bowls painted with bullfighting scenes and a couple of paintings, so don't expect to see many of his famous works here.

It was in Ceret that Juan Gris (1887 - 1927) one of the three most influential cubists along with Picasso and Bracque painted a mountain in the Pyrenees called Canigou in December 1921.

The Café Pablo in the town is dedicated to Picasso and The Grand Café, still operating today, was a meeting place for many famous artists in the early part of the twentieth century.



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Brilliant Saturday market and lovely tree lined streets with a great modern art museum as well.

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