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Check Out Art Basel While in South Beach

When you’re in South Beach, you not only have the opportunity to soak up some sun and enjoy wonderful food, you get to experience the area’s rich culture through the art world. Each year, Miami Beach is home to Art Basel, which stages international art shows that provides platforms for galleries and artists from all around the world to exhibit and get their work out to the public. This fair is staged annual in Basel, Hong Kong, and Miami Beach. This year, Art Basel will be held December 1 to 4 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Collins Park and Soundscape Park.

In this show, 269 galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa will showcase work from masters of modern and contemporary art, along with new and young artists to the scenes. There will be paintings, sculptures, photography, films, installations, and other types of work on display in the main exhibition hall in the convention center.

Tickets range from $50 to $105 depending on the type of ticket purchased. Throughout the week, there are guided tours, openings, receptions, performances, talks, films, breakfasts, and shows for people to attend.

Art Basel is organized by sectors which each showcase different types of work and artists for visitors. The Nova sector, for example, is designed for galleries to present one to three artists showing work that has been created within the last three years, featuring juxtapositions and fresh work. The Survey sector features precise art historical projects. For the Public sector, 20 large-scale pieces will be installed in the parks for people to view and enjoy. Other sectors include: film, magazines, kabinett, edition, and positions.

To learn more about this great South Beach arts event, click here.

If you’re heading down to South Beach for this art fair or just coming down to experience the other great things the area has to offer, you’ll want to stay the night to maximize the time you spend down here. The Cavalier Hotel, right in the heart of South Beach on Ocean Drive, is a beautiful Art-Deco boutique hotel is a great place to rest your head; it’s close to the beach, Art Basel, restaurants, bars, and more. To book your stay at the Cavalier, click here or call 305-673-1199.

French Food Spots to Check Out in South Beach

Having a craving for some classic French food? Like, foie gras, quail, or crepes? South Beach has got you covered. South Beach is home to a variety of restaurants showcasing the best foods from cultures around the world. Although the area may be known for more Mexican or Latin style cuisine, you’d be surprised at how many French restaurants reside in the area. Below, we’re sharing just a few of the many places you can enjoy a nice French dinner or dessert. Bon appétit!

A La Folie | 516 Espanola Way

This casual French bistro is run by a Parisian and offers coffee, crepes, and light fare. There is also sidewalk seating.  Here are some other offerings on the menu: nicoise salad, salade de chevre, escargots, pork medallions, plateau de fromages, croquet-monsieur, briard, crème brulee, tartine, croissant, and much more. Prices range from $2.50 to $33.

Otentic Restaurant | 538 Washington Street

This authentic French restaurant serves up homemade, fresh quality food that is on par with what someone would get in France.  Some menu items include: country duck terine, quiche Lorraine, charcuterie platter, Parisienne crepe, Provence salad, gratin dauphinoise, and the Otentic farmer steak.

Other French cuisine in the area:

L’Edito Resturant | 5700 Collins Avenue
La Provence 41st Street | 44 W 41st Street
Villa Azur | 309 23rd Street
La Sandwicherie | 229 14th Street
La Provence South Beach | 1629 Collins Ave

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Stuffed yourself silly with one too many crepes? We don’t blame you! You probably just want to crash on a bed and have yourself a little food coma! The Cavalier Hotel is located in the heart of South Beach, and you can easily walk to and from any of the above places. To book your stay, click here, call 305-673-1199 or email reservations@cavaliersouthbeach.com.