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Guy and Michèle Beddington
Alec Von Bargen
Beddingtong Fine Art
Guy and Michèle Beddington both follow a family tradition, as members of both families in every generation since the 19th century
have been closely involved in the Arts, either as patrons, experts, dealers or as artists. Long-time admirers of the Midi, and permanent residents nowadays,
they exhibit well-known Contemporary Artists on two floors of a magnificent 18th century ‘Maison de Maître’ on the south-facing ramparts of the mediaeval
village of Bargemon, where they also display works from their eclectic collections from other periods. They work with museums and offer an art consultancy
service to private clients, architects and to interior designers covering all aspects from the sourcing, purchase and sale of works of art to advice on valuation and insurance.
BEDDINGTON FINE ART Les Remparts 83830 Bargemon Var Provence – France
Bargemon is an ancient village in the upper Var department, sitting at the edge of the Canjuers plateau at the base of the Var Prealps.
Dating back to the early 9th century, Bargemon was fortified in Medieval times, and still retains vestiges of walls and fortified entries.
Bargemon village has an ancient feel to it. The streets are narrow and the many squares with flowing fountains are heavily shaded.
The buildings are old, and there are many examples of the past here, including the 12th-century church built into the old defensive wall of the village.
Bargemon is known for its pure water and its climate and, like some of the other villages of this region, has olive-oil mills and honey.