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Lacoste, France

Lacoste, France and the Provençal campus of Savannah College of Art and Design

Studying abroad is a fantasy itself…but SCAD puts the cherry on top of that daydream with their Lacoste, France location, located in the beautiful Provence region.

Walking along the dusty ancient Roman cobblestone streets, I felt as if I was walking in a fairytale: students opening charming blue shutters to their doom rooms in renovated medieval buildings, local rosé wine flows out of bottles and into glasses more often than water, cream colored streets devoid of car clutter lead you to an overlook of the valley full of vineyards, lavender fields, cherry orchards, and rows of sunflowers, people stop by on their evening walk home to join you in your walled courtyard, attracted by the laughter of friends.

It was almost as if time stood still here, frozen in perfect bloom, simplistic in its approach to a beautiful life. Art,  History, Nature, Food, Wine, Friends…. what more do you need? I stood here, I smelled the damp air in the rising sun and looked out over the colors of a Renoir painting and felt the inspiration of so many past.

When you come to Lacoste, you come to the French home of SCAD and the heart of many…

Lacoste, France and the Provençal campus of Savannah College of Art and Design Being shown the way by Violande, who works for SCAD at The Blue Gallery… Lacoste, France and the Provençal campus of Savannah College of Art and Design Lacoste, France and the Provençal campus of Savannah College of Art and Design Lacoste, France and the Provençal campus of Savannah College of Art and Design Lacoste, France and the Provençal campus of Savannah College of Art and Design

One of my favorite people in the whole world, Molly Rowe, SCAD’s Director of Creative Initiatives,  in front of Maison Pitot, the student housing…

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A view of Pfriem Terrace, where our friend Jean Pierre Soulhat’s beautiful mosaic tabletop resides…  Lacoste, France and the Provençal campus of Savannah College of Art and Design

Wild lavender grows all over the town, so everywhere you turn is under the enchanted smell of summer’s lavender scent…

Lacoste, France and the Provençal campus of Savannah College of Art and Design   Lacoste, France and the Provençal campus of Savannah College of Art and Design Lacoste, France and the Provençal campus of Savannah College of Art and Design Lacoste, France and the Provençal campus of Savannah College of Art and Design Lacoste, France and the Provençal campus of Savannah College of Art and Design Lacoste, France and the Provençal campus of Savannah College of Art and Design    Above, wearing my favorite shirt dress I found in Charleston at Shirtini

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The gorgeous Emily Testa produces written and video content for SCAD. While we were standing talking one afternoon, I made her pause for a photograph, bathed in the beautiful Lacoste light. 

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All of our Provençal adventures:

SCAD Lacoste // Creatures of the Wind // La Residence // shopSCAD Lacoste // Kyle Ford // Beyond Lacoste // Jean Pierre Soalhat



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  • thecitygourmand

    Just magical!

  • Abi

    Wow amazing photos! It looks so colourful and bright there! I bet you love it there! Abi :) myw0rldmyview.blogspot.co.uk

  • Kate

    Stunning photos, that view in the bottom one is incredible, and I love all those hot pink flowers!

    http://theoriestosuitfacts.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Mallory Fay

    all of this…

  • Simply stunning!

  • These photos are just bursting with color and culture! I’m so in love with them!

  • jeez these are beautiful! And how beautiful and lovely are the people you met from SCAD! x

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  • Ok. I totally failed by not studying abroad. I mean, could you imagine living in France and going to school at just 19!!? What a dream…

    • I KNOW. I feel the same way! So much regret I didn’t go to SCAD and have experiences like these. I feel so lucky that I get to experience them now though.

  • Jan’s camera

    Lovely photos. Jamie, did you attend SCAD at some point?

  • Amanda

    My sister follows your photography and told me to check out your blog and Instagram. I am so happy I did because these pictures bring back memories that changes my life! I studied for a semester in Lacoste 15 years ago and it was truly an unbelievable experience! How I long to go back and introduce my husband and children to that lovely village. Thank you for sharing photographs from your trip!

    • Oh that would be such a lovely journey for you guys! Glad I got to experience a little bit of what you did those years ago.