is a commune
in the Alpes-Maritimes department
in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region
in southeastern France
. It is located in the metropolitan area of Sophia-Antipolis, and is today effectively an extension of the town of Antibes
, bordering it on its west side.
In 1948 Picasso
came to live in Vallauris, where he stayed until 1955. During his time in the town, he created a great many sculptures and paintings including War and Peace
, one of the major artworks of the period. He also developed a fascination for the two techniques of ceramics and linocuts.A freeman of the town, Picasso greatly contributed to the renaissance of the Vallauris pottery industry in the 1950s, this legendary golden age when everyone was a potter, including famous ceramicists Roger Capron
and Charles Voltz
. Many inhabitants still evoke his presence and that of his contemporaries (Françoise Gilot and her children Claude and Paloma, then Jacqueline Roque, his last partner whom he married amid the greatest secrecy at Vallauris town hall in 1961), the bullfights, exhibitions and visits by all kinds of famous people.Golfe-Juan
is a seaside town, part of the commune of Vallauris.
Communes of the Alpes-Maritimes department
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