47 cities join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network is pleased to welcome the following cities within its seven creative fields (Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts and Music):

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Paris, 11 December 2015 – UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, has announced the designation of 47 cities from 33 countries as new members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The results of this year’s Call bears witness to the Network’s enhanced diversity and geographical representation with 22 cities from countries not previously represented.

Source: 47 cities join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

On The Road ~ Monaco, France

Oceanographic Museum

 

Built on the side of the mythical Rock of Monaco, the Oceanographic Museum has been watching over the oceans for over a century. Founded by the Prince Albert I, great grandfather of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, it was designed as a Palace entirely dedicated to Art and Science.


From the ornamental facades to the adornments in the salons, everything in the Museum's architecture evokes the marine world. Since its inauguration on 29 March 1910 and with more than 6,000 m2 open to the public, this Temple of the Sea has positioned itself as an international point of reference. Crowned 85 meters above the sea, it is an invitation to a wonderful dive and discovery of more than 6000 specimens; a place of exchange and culture, which confronts experiences concerning the protection of the oceans, the common heritage of mankind.

 

 
 

 

 

On The Road ~ Nice, Côte d’Azur, France #2

THE MATISSE MUSEUM

The Matisse Museum is situated on the hill of Cimiez, not far from the Franciscan monastery with its Italianate gardens, the Hotel Regina where Matisse used to reside, and the Gallo-Roman ruins. Since the 5th of January 1963 the Museum has been welcoming vistors to its collection of works left by the artist (and his heirs) to the city of Nice where he lived from 1918 until 1954.


 

 

 

 

 

On The Road ~ Nice, Côte d’Azur, France

In Vieux Nice, you must eat at La Petite Maison. Classic cuisine.

French green bean salad

 

Pasta with fresh spicy tomato sauce.

Grilled lamb chops served in the pan.

Walking after dinner.

 

On The Road ~ Eze, Côte d’Azur, France

 

Eze, small Midievel village, famous for its beauty and charm, and it's many shops, art galleries, hotels and restaurants. Èze has become dubbed by some a village-musée, a “museum village”, as few residents of local origin live here. From Èze there are gorgeous views of the Mediterranean Sea.



The most amazing olive bread to start.

Within these Medieval walls is:

La Chèvre d'Or with 2 Michilean Star Chef Ronan Kervarrec.


Fall Vegetable Salad – red quinoa, lemon caviar and parsley coulis.

Duck Foie Gras – artichoke ravioli and parmasen cheese.

Lamb with citron

Chickpea foam

Venison filet – marinated and pan fried in Bombay Gin and pepper
sauce, sweet and sour local gourd with grated myrtle.

This is called “The Creation” chefs vision of a lemon tart. The outside is made of white chocolate the inside is incredible.

“The Creation” – Granny Smith Apple Souffle

Goodies from the sweets trolley.

For more info: http://www.chevredor.com

It is also a Relais/Chateaux you can stay in this Midievel Village.

On The Road ~ Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Côte d’Azur, France #3

Dinner in France, first two nights.

First at the hotel, we just got in.

 

 

 

Second night at the Sloop on the marina.

 

 

On The Road ~ Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Côte d’Azur, France #2

At Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, flowers are changed three times a week and they are quite amazing.