“I am much more interested in achieving unison with nature than in copying it.”
These are the words of Georges Braque, inscribed on the wall of the small sailors’ cemetery overlooking the ocean. This is where the painter is buried, along with Jean-Francis Auburtin and Albert Roussel, after spending more than 30 years in the village. In fact, the church contains one of his stained glass windows, and those of Raoul Ubac, in a symphony of colours clinging to the cliff. From this magical place where everything exudes a sense of calm, a hanging valley descends towards the sea. You can walk in the footsteps of Claude Monet, who painted multiple pieces here, including several of the customs house. The pastel hues of the beach below are an invitation to contemplation.