Travelling in the Footsteps of the Impressionists


February 2019

Dieppe Beach & Seaside Town

Dieppe beach is known as the birthplace of seaside swimming in France. As soon as the train route from Paris to Dieppe was completed in 1848, Dieppe beach and the surrounding area became the fashionable place to visit by the… Continue Reading →

Glitzy France – Saint Tropez!

Traveling to France? Saint Tropez is a MUST place to visit when heading to the Cote D’Azur. In Saint Tropez the sun shines brighter & the blue seas shimmer with the colorful bobbing yachts & sailboats of the rich &… Continue Reading →

Alcohol, Depression & Maurice Utrillo

Maurice Utrillo is a talented post-impressionism painter who battled with alcoholism and depression for most of his life. It is actually because of his mental illness that he became a painter. His story is fascinating! Early Years Utrillo was born… Continue Reading →

Historical Towns & Beautiful French Landscapes near Paris

Although Paris was the happening place to be in the 19th century, many of the impressionists eventually left the hectic captial. Some left for the distant towns in Southern France, but others preferred to stay close to the capital. Many… Continue Reading →

French Landscape Painter, Alfred Sisley & Moret-sur-Loing

Alfred Sisley, the French Landscape & the medieval town of Moret Sur-Loing An hour away from hectic Paris is the magnificent and tranquil, medieval town of Moret-sur-Loing. Visit the town of the French landscape painter, Alfred Sisley and you will… Continue Reading →

Alfred Sisley Paintings

Alfred Sisley’s paintings so clearly resonate impressionism both in their colors and style. From all the impressionists, it is Alfred Sisley who most fully embraced the impressionism technique of painting en plein air (painting outdoors) only. Unlike most of his… Continue Reading →

Art Historical Fiction Novels about Suzanne Valadon

Below are recommendations of two art historical fiction novels that focus on the unconventional life of the painter Suzanne Valadon. Suzanne Valadon’s determination to succeed as an artist in her own right, as a woman and without any access to… Continue Reading →

Musee De Montmartre

Tucked away from the touristy crowd and around the corner from the iconic Sacre Coeur is the beautiful Musee De Montmartre. This gem, offers a fascinating insight into what life must have been like before Paris annexed the former village… Continue Reading →

The Defiant & Determined Suzanne Valadon

Suzanne Valadon (French, 1865–1938) was a trapeze acrobat, a painter, a sketcher and an artist model for many famous painters. She was self-taught and rose from the background of a poor, uneducated street child to one of most notable painters of… Continue Reading →

MUMA – Famous Landscapes of Le Havre & Normandy

Museum of Modern Art André Malraux ( MuMa) The Musée d’art moderne André Malraux  is also known as Musée Malraux or MuMa. André Malraux, then France’s Minister of Cultural Affairs, inaugurated this museum in 1961. The museum contains one of France’s most extensive… Continue Reading →

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