Art lovers, rejoice! In amongst the countless cultural events and exhibitions of the summer are also three exceptional art fairs, which bring together the classic and the contemporary, and feature everything from period furniture to Renaissance masterpieces, silverware, jewellery, art deco creations, first edition books, ceramics, sculptural art, haute couture and photography.
From 1st to 7th July, the peninsular of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat will be transformed into a veritable treasure trove of art with an eclectic mix of pieces from private collections and exhibitors from across France. The Salon des Antiquaires et d’Art Contemporain unites artwork in all its forms from antiquity through to the modern day to create an unusual and exciting ‘voyage through the ages’. With such a universal range of pieces - think Asiatic ceramics, Middle Eastern woven carpets and European Renaissance art - and wide appeal of the fair, the Salon des Antiquaires et d’Art Contemporain has arranged for a qualified art expert to be on hand throughout the event who can ‘authenticate and guarantee the quality of works on sale’.
Open from 10am until 8pm with free entry every day, the organisers of the Salon des Antiquaires et d’Art Contemporain are capitalising on the natural beauty of the presqu’île and its intimate atmosphere, placing installations and sections of the salon in not only the town centre, but also in various locations along the port such as the Terrasses de la Mer.
A similar range of artistic pieces will also be on display from 23rd to 31st July and also 19th to 28th August in the Vieux Port of Cannes. These successful, successive events are back by popular public demand and are open each day from 10am to 8pm with special late opening hours until 10pm on Saturdays. Entrance to The Salon des Antiquaires et d’Art Contemporain de Cannes costs six euros (free for those under 14 years of age).