Cafes with a history in The South of France for Art Lovers
1) Café de France
In 1979, the French photographer Willy Ronis took a black and white photo of the Café de France, a town institution in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. It’s early morning and the cafe owner is just walking out of her establishment while some men sit and enjoy a drink and a chat at two tables outside the cafe. One of the men obviously stopped to pick up a baguette at the baker en route to the cafe. That is what Ronis excelled at: capturing daily life in a snapshot, with his fabulous eye. A lot has changed since then: tourists have found their way to the town and the street has been repaved, which explains the larger terrace. Fortunately, the cafe’s old interior has been preserved.
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The South of France for Art Lovers is one of the spin-off titles of The 500 Hidden Secrets series of essential city guides. This guide focusses on one particular aspect of the region of the South of France.
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