Lyon: The (Other) City of Lights

Hop on a train heading south of Paris and you will find yourself in the wonderful city of Lyon. Lyon is the third largest city in France and is packed with history, food and culture that sets it apart from the rest of France. Not only is the city a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but it is a city where you can see Roman ruins, historic industrial districts, and a renaissance old town all in one visit. Much of Lyon's history is built on the silk trade during the Renaissance. Thanks to its strategic location on the Saône River (one of the two rivers in Lyon, the other one being the Rhône...   read full post »

posted on 9/17/2018

   

The Quintessential Provençal Village

Reminiscing about the last time we visited our wonderful friend, Lise, who lives just outside the village of Gordes where she enjoys life in the Luberon Valley and grows olives and cherries. What outstanding olive oil she makes! Gordes, located in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-C&ocir...   read full post »

posted on 8/27/2018

   

Pastis: The Perfect Apéritif!

Pastis is an anise-flavored liqueur from France which is usually served cold and is considered a refreshment for hot summer days. The drink is especially popular along the Mediterranean, and is often associated with the city of Marseille. Restaurants in the region serve the drink as an apérit...   read full post »

posted on 8/13/2018

   

Vignettes of our 2018 Collection from France

One thing that we pride ourselves for at Negrel Antiques is creating simple and appealing photographic scenes that feature pieces from our collection. For several years, we have focused sharply (if you’ll excuse the pun!) on making our imagery as accurate and beautiful as possible for the sake...   read full post »

posted on 7/16/2018

   

Adventures in Antibes

Sophia, our UT graduating intern, is heading to Antibes this summer and we asked her to share about her upcoming travels! Here's what she wanted to say about the charming city of Antibes; enjoy :D...   read full post »

posted on 7/2/2018

   

Finding and Buying Antiques in France with Négrel Antiques

As many of you, our lovely readers, know, Pierre and I travel to France each year in a quest for unique and one-of-a-kind antique and vintage treasures to bring home to Texas. Once here, Pierre, Karn, Shannon and I (the Négrel team) and Chad (our photographer) help those unique and beautiful ...   read full post »

posted on 6/16/2018

   

Marseille Vieux Port Pavilion

Featured on the left is one of Cathy's photographs of Marseille's Port Pavilion that had just been completed and opened to the public during one of our buying trips to France. Completed in March, 2013, the Marseille Vieux Port Pavilion, designed by Foster + Part...   read full post »

posted on 5/25/2018

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