Céret's Catalan culture and Cubism

Céret's Catalan culture and Cubism

Can any other town in the world of this size – population 8,000 – boast an art collection to rival Ceret’s? Fittingly for a museum where Dali’s work hangs, it can feel just a little surreal to come across such a world-class gallery in a remote Pyrenean town. Cubism in particular is superbly represented here, with one of the great Picasso collections, as well as works by Braque and Gris. Perhaps even more incredibly, many of these artists lived here for a time – from 1910 to 1913, this was a hothouse of Cubist creation, home to the greatest meeting of artists since Van Gogh joined Gauguin in the Yellow House. After the culture fix, don’t rush off – a weekly market, a string of festivals throughout the year, and a mean line in traditional Catalan folk dances all make this one of the Pyrenees liveliest pit-stops. And if all else fails, the cafes that line Ceret’s main street give you the chance to drink in the same atmosphere as Pablo et al.

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