High profile in October

International art exhibition (French-German) and book presentation by a Spiegel bestseller author

Sea view, ass on ground ice:
How I quit my job, moved to the south of France and forgot how to fear

That’s the name of the book by Spiegel bestselling author Brenda Strohmaier. She lives alternately in Berlin and Marseille.

Funny, tragic, wheel-breaking – how a woman starts over in the middle of life in France.
For decades, Brenda Strohmaier gave everything for her job, her bosses and her husband. But shortly before 50 she is afraid of becoming one of those embittered German women who look like a poison murderer. When someone raves about Marseille, she drives there – and wants to stay immediately. Because of the light, the people and above all: the slowness. She finally learns French, buys an apartment with the “charm of the past” (= in need of renovation), resigns with a grand gesture. Brenda Strohmaier is wildly determined to take up the fight against her inner existential fear. And there’s a good chance she’ll win it.

Linguistic wit is Brenda’s trump card. In the Paradis de Provence you can meet Brenda personally. She will read from her book and spend the whole evening/night at Paradis de Provence. So there is plenty of time to talk to her.


Pictures by the artist AWA (Annette Wassmer) entitled “Provence”.

The interior designer with distance learning in art from Freiburg had already stayed in Paradis de Provence for several weeks in the course of 2021 and 2022 to work on her pictures.

O-Ton AWA: “when I work on pictures with the title “Provence”, then I need the light of Provence and the flair of Provence for inspiration”. Without further ado, she set up her easel on the street/square in front of the Paradis de Provence and began to paint. People stopped and stopped the cars. She was the topic of conversation…

Together with AKOI (see below) a great combination of two artists has emerged. The two artists complement each other perfectly with their different styles. And both, together with Brenda, fit perfectly into the Paradis de Provence (German-French).

It is the first exhibition abroad for AWA. The last exhibition was in Freiburg with the title “Colours”.

Here is a little inspiration from her:

AWA will present itself and its images personally and will be present throughout the exhibition.


Full-blooded artist AKOI AKA

AKOI was born in Africa. He attended high school in France/Grenoble and also studied there. His works have already been shown in many exhibitions: Paris, Monaco, Grenoble, Avignon, Montpellier, Uzes, Nimes and many more. m.. Glass Paintings is his specialty.

He has made a name for himself as an art curator. Since 2013 he has regularly organized successful exhibitions for many well-known and lesser-known artists in his “Tour de Guet” (The Watchtower) in Tresques. All this in a stylishly restored old tower with a breathtaking 360 degree view.

And here you can get to know AKOI in a few minutes in a video. Also its internationally renowned tower.


He has also written a book entitled Traité de la guerre des sexes (Treatise on the War of the Sexes).

He will personally present his pictures during the vernissage.


The vernissage and book presentation/reading will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. (please register). Hobby chef and experienced waiter Henric take care of the catering.

After the vernissage, the exhibition is open daily up to and including October 25, 2022 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. AWA is present daily during the exhibition and will be happy to guide you personally through the exhibition.