Born in 1964 in Hyères, self-made-man, Jean-Pierre Blanc is the villa Noailles art centre director. 

Strongly inspired and influenced by Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, famous patrons of the artistic avant-garde of the XXth century, his first objective is to support young talents. 

He created the International festival of Fashion and Photography in 1986 and the Design Parade in 2006. His new objective is to develop a place for contemporary creation by creating residence and technical support for young creators.

Under the direction of Jean-Pierre Blanc, the villa Noailles became an art centre since 2003, housing a permanent exhibition dedicated to the auspice of Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, and temporary exhibitions on contemporary design, fashion, photographic commissions and architecture.

In a perpetual evolution, the villa Noailles carries on the action undertaking in the early 1920’ by its creator.