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02 Oct 15 Written by  Published in Humans of Provence Be the first to comment!

A native of Frejus, Eric was French socialite Francine Weisweiller's nurse. He began working for her in her home in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat in 1992. When Francine passed away in 2003, her daughter Carole asked Eric to stay in the villa to take care of the house. This was no trivial task seeing as artist Jean Cocteau himself had covered every wall of the villa with his paintings. As the story goes, Cocteau was a dear friend of Francine's and after painting his famous Apollo fresque (as shown, behind Eric), his friend Pablo Picasso told him that he should not stop at one wall, but rather that he should paint every wall in the house. Which is exactly what he did. An amazing visit of the Villa Santo Sospir in Eric's company, is available on appointment. A blast into quintessential mid XX century French Riviera style and decor, not to mention a truly unique experience for fans of Jean Cocteau. Definitely a must see...

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