One of the quintessential images of traditional Céret must be Place des Neufs-Jets. .

Céret is described as  a ‘lively hub’  in my guide book – not quite sure what that means –  but assume that it is a reference to a town that shows obvious pride in its connection with many artists.  The Musée d’Art Moderne houses an eclectic mix of 20C  art – much related to artists who settled within the area – so the famous – Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Mirò – and less well known but equally interesting – Frank Burty Haviland, Manolo, Edouard Pignone  – and some of the present like Toni Grand. A modern building, by Jaime Freixas, that works very well in the setting of the town . . .

and also as a series of linking interior spaces  . . .

 . . . and courtyards.

By Boulevard Maréchal Joffre, a front garden – the sounds of the ‘water feature’ echoed around – ridiculous in its’ hubris – not modern just tacky, in my opinion . . .  

. . .  and, just close by, the traditional but still beautiful.

In the gallery, very much enjoyed a series of poetic/poetry hangings  or, rather, installations  by Joan Brossa  ‘al pintor Joseph Riera i Aragó i les series joguines astrales’

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