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Villa Theo Lavandou

Villa Théo, Lavandou

  • Centre d’art 19 Avenue Van Rysselberghe 83980 Le Lavandou
  • 09 63 51 32 28

Visit the Villa Théo in Le Lavandou, French Riviera

The former home of neo-Impressionist painter Théo Van Rysselberghe, Villa Théo is now an art centre located in the Saint Clair district of Le Lavandou. This place, with its architecture typical of the Côte d’Azur at the beginning of the XXᵉ century, has real heritage value for Le Lavandou. Take advantage of this visit to do some sightseeing in Lavandou.

The Villa was built by Théo van Rysselberghe on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The building was designed by the painter himself and was his home until his death. The Villa Théo, located in Le Lavandou on the Côte d’Azur in Var, has been open to the public since 2007. The site is now an art centre and a place of remembrance. It is also a place of creation and temporary exhibitions of classical and contemporary works.
The artist’s studio has been preserved, and has become an exhibition space on the first floor. The 2ᵉ floor will be reserved to host artist residencies. Painting courses are also organised at this venue in the Saint Clair district, 1.5 kilometres from the centre of Le Lavandou.

The garden at Villa Théo in Le Lavandou has been restored, along with its wash-house. Open-air concerts are regularly held here on a small esplanade set aside for the purpose.

The painters’ path in Saint Clair, Lavandou

The Saint Clair district is a popular spot in Lavandou, where artists such as Henri Edmond Cross and Théo Van Rysselberghe have settled in the past. Other neighbouring artists have also visited to recharge their batteries, including Paul Signac, who lived in Saint Tropez, and André Gide, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Discover the “painters’ path” and walk the 2.5 kilometres to follow in their footsteps and discover reproductions of their paintings and the seafront overlooking the beaches.

Stay at the Grand Hotel Moriaz in Le Lavandou and discover the Villa Théo. We offer rooms with sea views and a beach reserved for our charming hotel.