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Situated just off the coast of the French Riviera is the
idyllic island of Porquerolles, part of the Port-Cros National Park Reserve,
which is set to become the newest site taking part in the unique art projects
of the Fondation Carmignac, a short drive from our luxury St Tropez villas.

Measuring just 7.5km long and 3km wide, the island is
car-free though can be easily explored by bicycle or on foot. Porquerolles was
chosen to take part in the project not only for its untouched setting in close
proximity to the coast, but also for its stunning backdrops of sweeping
woodlands and white beaches.

The Foundation?s project is still a work in progress, and
will include a number of temporary exhibitions and artworks, each ?in harmony
with the unique surroundings?. A Provencal country house built in a typical
local style will also undergo a re-design, conducted by architect Marc Barani,
in order to house artworks in a more permanent manner. Landscape architect
Louis Benech has also been commissioned by the Foundation for the design of the
accompanying gardens.

Fondation Carmignac was founded in 2000 by Edouard Carmignac,
a French investment banker, and supports contemporary artists through a
sponsorship programme, the annual Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism award and a
number of exhibitions displayed across Europe.


Image: PQR,
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