Celebrating Modern Ceramics at the Biennale Ceramique Contemporaine in Vallauris

Ceramic art is an art form to put an eye on. This is no news if you think of the pottery art created by Pablo Picasso during his years in Cannes which brought Vallauris, the pottery town above the sea on the art map, with many ceramic manufacturers. This autumn until the 4th of November the Biennale Internationale de Céramique Contemporaine  takes place in Vallauris, a new and very innovative series of exhibition and workshops which you should definitely put on your list to visit.

You might want to start the day with a typical Niçoise breakfast at the Le Jardin Du Martinez or come back for a dinner at night, sitting in a typical French garden with olive trees and a very cosy bar right by La Croisette. They serve traditional dishes and cocktails .

Jasmin enjoying the blue hour at Le Jardin du Martinez, the newly opened garden restaurant at the Hotel Martinez, La Croisette in Cannes.


An international group of pottery makers will show their work and make a turning point, that of the modernity of our era and the opening on a creative universe to show their new identities.

There are many different galleries and also small pottery shops to visit, like the four sites which will be opening up their spaces to talents supposed to redefine the very concept of the Biennale with the Italian guest city of Faenza.

In-between you should take to time to indulge into the typical sites around Vallauris. Take a siesta in a little cornice between Juan les Pins and the Cap d’Antibes.

Go for a swim at the Plage Park 45 on the Croisette and take a nap in their daybeds at the beach or take your evening Cocktail at the bar of The Hotel Martinez latest garden creation, Le Jardin du Martinez.



And if you want to dip into the golden era of the Côte d’Azur, visit the Fitzgerald bar at the legendary Hotel Belles Rives in Juan Les Pins.