Originally from the US, Pamela Morton has lived in France (Aix-en-Provence and Marseille) for 25 years. Pamela teaches studio art and art history for American university programs in Aix. She trained in art restoration in Italy and has a background in museum work as a curatorial assistant and program director. She is also an artist working in mixed media -- drawing and painting. She attended Bennington College and California College of the Arts. She's worked as the on-site director for a study abroad program and for educational programs including the Smithsonian, Alumni International and Cultural Experiences Abroad. She's taught for Northwestern University, Oberlin College, and the Marchutz School of Art (Aix). As an art historian, Pamela is endlessly fascinated by the local culture, the archaeology, history, and architecture of the region as well as its monuments and museums. As a painter, she is intrigued by the light and colors of this southern realm, the Midi, where so many artists lived and worked. Her two favorite artists from Provence are Cézanne and van Gogh.
Having majored in French, it is not surprising that Sherry did her junior year abroad in Paris. Smitten by a Frenchman, she returned to France to pursue studies in art and archeology, and has been there now for over 40 years. During a 3-year stint in Brazil, she learned Portuguese, worked as a journalist and engaged in research for her Master’s. On return to Paris in 1979 she was hired to run a NY art gallery at the time when the recently opened Pompidou Centre was the centerpiece of the city. Five years later, she moved to Dijon, founded a family and also a still-existing sports magazine on free flight. In 2006, having sold her magazine, Sherry earned certification as guide/lecturer in the region of Burgundy and endeavored to become a regional authority on art, architecture, history and winemaking. At the request of a growing clientele her realm of competence has expanded and taken her back to her first love, Paris, where she resides part-time and loves nothing more than to seek out new gems to share with others.
Frédéric Duverger graduated from the prestigious Wine & Spirit Education Trust in London after spending 12 years working in the high-end hospitality industry in Spain, the US, Canada, France, and Monaco. Founder of CannesYouTaste, a new, friendly approach to wine tasting for both experts and neophytes, he is dedicated to sharing his passion for wine and the individuals who make it exceptional.
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Noailles and La Vieille Charité
Atelier Cézanne and Musée Granet
Aix Cathedral and Cours Mirabeau
Vieux Lyon, Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, Roman Theater, Presqu'île, and Lyon Cathedral