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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 →

Historical Towns & Picture-Perfect 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 →

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 →

Other French Artists & Impressionism

There are so many noteworthy French artists who aligned themselves and even actively belonged to the impressionism art movement of the 19th Century. In those times, the art world did not accept the techniques and colors of the impressionists. Many… Continue Reading →

Normandy Tourism: Visit the Fantastic Le Havre Art Museum

MuMa Le Havre a MUST Attraction The Musée d’art moderne André Malraux is also known as Musée Malraux or  MuMa. It is a very popular Normandy tourism attraction. This gorgeous museum is located by the sea in Le Havre, Normandy. It… Continue Reading →

Honfleur Normandy

Honfleur is where impressionism began! Many art historians believe that Honfleur, Normandy is the place where impressionism originated. It was here where the young and aspiring Claude Monet and his friend Alfred Sisley began studying light effects under the guidance… Continue Reading →

Trouville – Deauville Normandy

Wonderful places to visit or base yourselves in a holiday in Normandy Just over an hour by train from Paris, the beaches of Trouville and Deauville in Normandy are often nicknamed the ‘Parisian Riviera’. Trouville & Deauville, Normandy – always… Continue Reading →

Plein-Air Painting & Eugene Boudin

The forerunner of the Impressionist Artists (1824 – 1898) Eugene Boudin was born in Honfleur and was one of the first French landscape painters to paint in the open air (plein-air painting), directly from nature. Boudin  painted the sea, annotating… Continue Reading →

Etretat Cliffs in Normandy

Etretat cliffs are gorgeous. When visiting, you can really understand why Monet , Boudin and other painters came here for inspiration. Etretat & the Impressionists Impressionism is an art movement that evolved in the mid 19th century. The impressionists adopted the… Continue Reading →

Historical Fiction book – Claude & Camille by Stephanie Cowell

Do you love historical fiction books related to art and artists? If you do, this one is a beauty!! Claude & Camille by Stephanie Cowell is a wondeful historical fiction book about Claude Monet and his first wife Camille. The author… Continue Reading →

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