Travelling in the Footsteps of the Impressionists



Articles about the Places of Claude Monets Paintings – Tips for Traveling in his Footsteps

These articles will take you to the many places captured in Claude Monets paintings. You will learn about where Monet lived and the places he loved to immortalize with his bright palette of colors and ‘crude’ brushstrokes.

You will also read about the towns and villages that he traveled to. Many of these places he painted over and over again. He often captured one view many times but under different lights, weather conditions and various times of day. These places are still so beautiful and still worth visiting today.

Follow Monet’s footsteps in France and visit the many places scattered across Normandy that he painted. You will read about Etretat on the stunning Alabaster coast, Trouville – Deauville, Picture-Perfect Honfleur and the port city of Le Havre. It was here in Normandy where Monet grew up and lived in his later years. It was the Normandy landscapes that he most loved to paint!

Read about the other French villages that captivated Claude Monet such as Bougival not far from Paris and Antibes in Southern France.

Follow his international travels to London and Zaandam in Holland. Read about his lover affair with Venice in Italy. You will be able to view the Claude Monet paintings that he made while visiting these very beautiful places.

In addition, you will receive many travel tips about the best art museums in France to view the best of Claude Monet’s paintings.

Lilla Cabot Perry & French Impressionism

One Monet Painting was a Life Changing Moment for Lilla Cabot Perry Lilla Cabot Perry was an American artist, who picked up painting as an adult, at the age of 36. She viewed her first impressionism painting at the age… Continue Reading →

Monet’s Beautiful Venice Landscapes

Monet’s Venice Landscapes (Oct 1908 – Dec 1908) Claude Monet’s Venice landscapes are considered the most popular and best known of his artworks. In his wildest dreams, Monet would never have thought that these paintings would one day become iconic…. Continue Reading →

Fontainebleau History & The Barbizon Painters

Fontainebleau History & It’s Importance to the Impressionism Art Movement Royalty & Fontainebleau History Only 55 kms southeast of Paris is Fontainebleau. Napoleon named this area and it’s elegant Chateau “the house of the centuries; the true home of kings,”…. Continue Reading →

Monet Landscapes of Bougival, France

Monet Landscapes of The Alluring Village Bougival Bougival is a lovely village that inspired many Claude Monet landscapes. The village is located only 17 kms west of Paris. It is situated in the Drionne valley between the hills of Louveciennes and Jonchère. Art… Continue Reading →

Monet’s Impressionism Painting in London

Over 100 Impressionism Paintings of London by Claude Monet Claude Monet painted over 100 impressionism paintings of London! Although his first trip to London was as a refugee, he developed a life long infatuation with this city. After that first… Continue Reading →

Claude Monet Artworks & The French Riviera

Cote D’Azur Inspires Many Claude Monet Artworks Claude Monet and other impressionism painters traveled to Southern France when the weather at home became too cold! Plein air painting seemed to lose its appeal in the cold and rainy winter months!… Continue Reading →

Varengeville, France & the Impressionism Trail

The Impressionists’ Footsteps in Varengeville, France Nestled in the gorgeous Alabaster coast of Normandy is a small village called Varengeville-sur-Mer. So small it could be missed!… But it wasn’t overlooked by some notable impressionism painters! The Impressionists were a tight… Continue Reading →

Gustave Caillebotte Paintings

The Forgotten Caillebotte Paintings Gustave Caillebotte paintings were dismissed for decades by art historians, despite the fact that he was a significant member of the 19th century Parisian Impressionism art movement. Why? Keep reading….. Gustave Caillebotte was smart Caillebotte was… Continue Reading →

Ukiyo-e Art & it’s Influence on Impressionism

Ukiyo-e – Japanese Woodblock Art Prints The Japanese art movement called ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world,” created an important link between the Western and Eastern art world. Ukiyo-e art is also the name for Japanese woodblock prints or… Continue Reading →

Rouen Travel with the Impressionists

Rouen Travel and the Impressionism Trail If you are a lover of impressionism, then Rouen MUST be on your itinerary when visiting Normandy. This town inspired so many of the impressionism painters including Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Camille Pissarro and… Continue Reading →

Edouard Manet – Paintings & Women

Edouard Manet Paintings – The Father of Modern Art & the Impressionism Art Movement Edouard Manet was born in January 23, 1832 into a wealthy Parisian family. His father, a high ranking judge, wanted Edouard to study law and follow… Continue Reading →

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

Alfred Sisley – the French Landscape Painter 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 find a beautiful a place… Continue Reading →

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