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Exhibition: Pablo Picasso, Rendez-Vous (ONGOING)

9 February - 2 June

Michel Sima. Bridgeman Images. @succession Picasso 2024

Pablo Picasso exhibition

This exhibition, produced by Templar House, is on show at the Hôtel de Lagoy in its original version: 100 imaginary letters written by David Lawrence to the greatest painter of the 20th century.

These letters will accompany 100 photographs from this magnificent collection.

Through his letters, which ring incredibly true, David Lawrence, author of Marilyn Monroe, America's Secret and Francis Bacon, Accidental encountersThis is a most moving portrait. Among the signatories of these 100 imaginary letters: Auguste Renoir, David Bowie, Winston Churchill, Paul Bocuse, Ambroise Vollard, Jean Cocteau, Yves Saint-Laurent, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, Géraldine Chaplin, Paul Eluard, Samuel Beckett, Ernest Hemingway, Grace Kelly, Françoise Sagan, Michel Leiris, Francis Bacon, General de Gaulle, Eric Tabarly...

In Room 1 of the exhibition, school groups and the general public can discover the key stages of Pablo Picasso's early years. From his birth in Malaga to the dawn of Cubism.

At weekends, in the courtyard of the Espace Hôtel de Lagoy, the public can listen to a recording of 12 imaginary letters from  Pablo Picasso Rendez-vous,  read by storyteller Jean-Paul Lucet, with his unique voice.

Auguste Renoir, Jean Cocteau, Françoise Gilot, Salvador Dali, Fernand Léger, Winston Churchill, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Jacques Prévert, Alexander Calder, Jack Kerouac, Charles de Gaulle, Claude Levi-Strauss.

The poem Tips by David Lawrence.

These recordings were made at Studio La Fabrique.


Imaginary letter from Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy by David Lawrence
White House Photographs, 1963. November. Templar House Collection
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An imaginary letter from Claude Lévi-Strauss by David Lawrence
SZ Photo / Ingrid von Kruse / Bridgeman Images
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Imaginary letter from Winston Churchill by David Lawrence
Winston Churchill, Imperial War Museum of London
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Anna Pavlova. Library of Congress. Public Domain
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Copyright: Maison Templar 2024. Recorded by Studio La Fabrique
Performed and read by actor and theatre-maker Jean Paul Lucet
Text by David Lawrence. Copyrights 2024@



For the duration of the exhibition PABLO PICASSO, RENDEZ VOUS, Phil Grabsky's magnificent documentary JEUNE PICASSO will be shown three times a day.
Length of documentary: 1h30
Original version, French subtitles

Pablo Picasso is one of the world's greatest artists, and until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific. How did it all begin? How was Picasso built? After being ignored for too long, it's time to focus on the artist's early years, his upbringing and the lessons that enabled him to achieve the extraordinary. Three cities played a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. "The Young Picasso" traverses them and explores their influence on the artist, analysing specific works from his early years.



By Georges-Marc Benamou, produced by Siècle Productions for France Télévisions. Siècle Productions - 2023.

The Picasso Affair by Georges Marc Benamou.

Siècle Productions. Production year 2022.
Documentary running time: 52 minutes.
Screenings during the exhibition

The most famous and scandalous painter since the Renaissance... An icon as much as a mystery that this film explores through rare and unpublished archives, from his childhood in Spain; the testimonies of his daughter Paloma, and his grandchildren Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, Olivier and Diana.

This "Picasso" is a total film. It will not gloss over any of Picasso's lives; not his communist commitment after Guernica; not his rivalries with Matisse or Braque; not his love affairs, and the latest debates launched after #Meetoo by neo-feminists, on his relationship with women, or with models.

It's a journey through the Picasso century, as presented in this major documentary by international standards.


INFORMATIONS PRATIQUES – Exposition Pablo Picasso

Duration of the exhibition: 1h45

Entrance fees :

  • Normal : 15 euros TTC
  • Adults over 65: €10 inc VAT
  • Child +11 : 7 euros TTC (from 11 years old)
  • Children -11 : Free
  • Persons with reduced mobility: free of charge
  • Guided tour by David Lawrence: €100 incl. VAT

Payment methods accepted :

Credit card, cash.

Opening of the premises :


Monday to Thursday: Booking required: pascale@templarpresse.com


Outside school holidays: Friday, Saturday & Sunday

School holidays: Tuesday to Sunday

Opening times: 10.30 am to 6.30 pm

We strongly advise you to book your place via the website, online ticketing


Espace Hôtel de Lagoy, 11 boulevard Marceau. Saint-Rémy-De-Provence.


9 February
2 June
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Templar Press
06 64 44 64 97
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Espace Hôtel de Lagoy
11 Boulevard Marceau
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, 13210 France
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