Thursday, February 18, 2016

In the Footsteps of Impressionist Paris -April 10-17

This spring come follow in the footsteps of Impressionist Paris, a unique tour custom designed by Enchanted France - April 10-17, 2016

Monet-Impression Soleil Levant
The Impressionist art movement was born in Paris in the third quarter of the 19th century.  The term impressionism was coined by art critic Louis Leroy in an article written in the daily paper  Le Charivari on April 25, 1874.  In it he tells of visiting an art exhibit staged by a  group  calling themselves Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors, Engravers etcwhere he discovers the works of  Claude Monet whose painting Impression Soleil Levant he trashed and mocked. Undetered,  the group of artists that included Claude Monet, Pierre August Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Paul Cezanne, Camille Pissaro, Berthe Morissot and Edgar Degas adopted the term of Impressionism and went on to exhibit in eight successive independent salons held in Paris from 1874 to 1886.

Caillebotte-Pont de l'Europe
Artists of the Impressionist art movement rejected the traditional and conventional academic style of painting favored by the art world of the era instead they preferred a looser, brighter, more realistic and freer way to represent the world they perceived and lived in.  They took their easel and sketch books and went outside to depict city streets, cafe life, everyday people, bourgeois interiors, seashore and countryside.

Join us for a tour of Impressionist Paris and the Seine Valley including Rouen, Giverny, Moret sur Loing and Auvers sur Oise where we will follow in the footsteps of Renoir, Monet, Sisley, van Gogh and others.  Book Today. Space is limited.

Tour date: April 10-17

Highlights include:
    van Gogh-Church in Auvers 
  • Paris: Montmartre and other Parisian sites that inspired the Impressionists
  • Visit the Orsay Museum where many masterpieces of Impressionism are on display
  • Rouen: visit Notre Dame Cathedral, often the subject of
    paintings by Monet
  • Giverny: visit the house and garden of Monet ; Also we will tour
    the special exhibit featuring Caillebotte
  • Moret sur Loing and Barbizon: Visit the village often painted by Sisley ; as well as Barbizon, famous for its school of painting
  • Auvers sur OiseVan Gogh’s life ended in this little village
    outside of Paris ; we will visit the inn where he lived and the cemetery where he lays alongside his beloved brother Theo.

For more information and reservation, visit In the Footsteps of Impressionists or call toll free
866 313 2856.

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