Céret is a pretty village, nestled into the foothills of the Pyrénées
mountains, in the very southeast corner of France. It's known for its
cherries... and its
modern art museum.
For being in such a small town,
the museum has a fantastic collection. Céret has been a magnet
for artists. During the first half of the 20th century, a parade of
famous artists -- including Picasso, Braque, Dufy, Gris, Chagall, and
more -- came here for the setting or to take refuge from Nazism during
the Second World War. I hear that festivals are a big part of life
here, too -- Céret is Catalan, which helps to explain that --
but I missed the festivals on my weekend stay.
I browsed through the Saturday morning market, had a good look at
the museum, and wandered around the streets. Here's some of what I saw.
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