Today, while working on the Titanic / Plymouth painting, in contrast, I am thinking of Gaillac [and Toulouse] beginning to plan for a late November sortie to Bordeaux and Gaillac wine regions, an adventure to be rich with surprises !
Like to join me there?
I have the honour of being invited by the Directrice Pôle Culture & Attractivité to a meeting just before the opening of the next grand festival des lanternes (1er décembre 2018 – 6 février 2019).
This huge Chinese / French amenity festival [ see https://festivaldeslanternes-gaillac.fr/ last year attracted some 375,000 visitors.
Apparently my much celebrated painting “The Port of Gaillac 1863” has inspired Chinese artists, although why exactly I’m invited remains for me a mystery.
I’m planning to enjoy several days based at Gaillac, including vising my ‘second home’, Castelnau de Montmiral and the fabulous museums of Toulouse Lautrec, the Laperouse maritime in beautiful Albi and of course, visit friends who make rare wines.