This walk include a stroll through Monet’s Normandy house and gardens, the American museum, and a meal at the Hôtel Baudy, once an artists’ haunt. This walk is best after visiting the Musée de l’Orangerie or Musée Marmottan in Paris.
The Seine and Oise rivers, villages and horizons of Barbizon, Auvers-sur-Oise and Giverny, the exuberant nature of the Ile des Impressionistes harbor extraordinary light and ethereal scenery. The countryside around Paris began attracting artists in the latter half of the 19th century. The vistas rendered by Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh remain, as do the studios, inns and homes they once frequented.