Les Rencontres d'Arles
I've reposted this thread here. (previously it was in Geographic locations). Hopefully it might get a response.
Does anyone have any experience of Les Rencontres d'Arles? Probably too late to arrange anything this time, but certainly looking to next year. I would be travelling from the UK via the Eurostar/TGV network.
Roger Hicks, who has not posted here for quite a while, used to comment on this - not all of it favourable.
He may answer a a PM or you could contact him via his website: http://www.rogerandfrances.com
Arles is absolutely wonderful but it is on right now so I think it is going to be tricky to get there! The actual exhibitions are on for some time, but all the fun happens in the opening week; parties, openings, meeting, talks and the film and slide shows in the Ampitheatre each evening. I couldn't make it this year due to moving studios, so I will be calling some friends who are there soon to get a report. If you go next year, book a hotel well in advance, months in advance, maybe even a year in advance. Sadly the train, which is a great way to get there is usually a lot more expensive than Ryanair to Nimes.
All the best
Thank you Steve and Mike. Good advice.
This is something I'd really like to attend as well David, at some stage. Who knows - maybe next year.
Spoke to friends in Arles earlier and they are having a fine time. Tonight the presentations are by Josef Koudelka and Christian Lacroix.
Not together I trust. Or maybe it is Koudelka dressed in Lacroix!
Thanks again Mike. Making plans for next year. Good luck with your move!