CERAMIC TILE SUNDIALS, COARAZE

LES CADRANS SOLAIRES: THE AMAZING CERAMIC TILE SUNDIALS OF COARAZE, PROVENCE

The sundials shown below are in Coaraze, a small medieval ‘village perché’ (650m) in the Alpes-Maritimes, Provence, north of Nice. They include sundials by artistic polymath Jean Cocteau (poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, artist and filmmaker); Ponce de Leon; and Henri Goetz, among others. They are located in two places in the village (1) on the front and side walls of the Marie (2) at the top of the village on a south-facing walls in the square in front of the church

MONA CRISTIE – LA CHEVAUCHÉE DU TEMPS

GEORGES DOUKING – LES ANIMAUX FABULEUX

JEAN COCTEAU – LES LÉZARDS (lizards are the historic symbol of the village)

GILBERT VALENTIN – LES  TOURNESOLS                     

FABIENNE BARRE (2008) – on the side wall of the Marie, with a view of the village

ANGEL PONCE DE LÉON – BLUE TIME (1961)         

HENRI GOETZ – LE PYTHON ET SA COURONNE EN VERT ET OR (1961)                        

SACHA SOSNO (2007)                              

“BEN” – BENJAMIN VAUTIER (2008)

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