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The Artist Villages Beyond 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.

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