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Normandy, I will visit you again…Le Havre, Honfleur, Giverny: the names of mythic towns that immediately conjure up images of art and painting.
Normandy, the land of Impressionism: it was in these beautiful landscapes that one of the most important aesthetic movements in history was born. On November 25, 1874, an article about Claude Monet’s painting “Impression, soleil levant” created a sensation, launching an artistic revolution that is still going strong today.
To mark the 150th anniversary of Impressionism, we invite you to discover the very places where the great masters found inspiration. It is true that Paris has collected and is still collecting some of the finest paintings of the period, notably in the Musée d’Orsay and the little-known (and magnificent!) Musée Marmottan-Monet. But Impressionism is also a state of mind that is best discovered in the towns and villages where the painters set down their easels. Immersing yourself in Normandy means tasting the incomparable light, recognizing a unique palette of colors, and enjoying life’s finest pleasures.
You will be following in the footsteps of Claude Monet in Giverny and Rouen and returning to the roots of Impressionism at the Ferme Saint-Siméon. You will also marvel at the lovely port of Honfleur, inseparable from so many masterpieces. Pascal Bonafoux, writer and art historian, will be sharing his insights throughout the journey.
For a maximum of 15 participants