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Claude Monet Landscapes of Bougival

The Alluring Village that Inspired Many Famous Monet Landscapes Located only 17 kms west of Paris, Bougival is located in the Drionne valley between the hills of Louveciennes and Jonchère. Art historians call this village one of “the Cradles of Impressionism” as many… 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 →

Travel – French Riviera & the Post-Impressionist Trail

One cannot travel the French Riviera and not visit the small, picture-perfect historical town of Saint Paul de Vence. This small town has a rich artistic past, and even today continues to attract the artists. When visiting, follow the trail… Continue Reading →

Edouard Manet – Paintings & Women

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 in his footsteps. But Edouard refused to choose a respectable career. He wanted to… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 Impressionists Move to the Seaside Villages

Au Revoir Paris!! Heading South to the Seaside Villages of Cote d’Azur & Rustic Provence In the 1870’s the Impressionists were centralized in the Parisian capital, discussing art in the cafes and nightclubs of Montmartre and planning their next exhibition…. Continue Reading →

L’Estaque & Post-impressionism

North of Marseille, at the foot of the Nerthe mountains, is the quaint port of L’Estaque. On a beautiful sunny day, take the half hour boat ride to L’Estaque from the old harbour of Marseille. It is a beautiful boat-ride… Continue Reading →

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