For those of you who, like myself, are lovers of art, perhaps you are familiar with the Impressionists? I still have such fond memories of exploring the staggeringly large collection of Impressionist works at the Musee d’Orsay in Paris. If you are ever lucky enough to visit Paris, the Musee d’Orsay is definitely not to miss!
The Impressionists found their inspiration in the sunny, colorful landscapes of Normandy, France.
Claude Monet, perhaps the most famous of them all (some samples of his work above), found inspiration in his garden in Giverny. Let’s take a tour of his famous footbridge and water lilies that inspired such beautiful works of art.
Other places Monet found inspiration are Rouen Cathedral, which he painted 30 times; and Honfleur, an idyllic base camp for not only Monet but also some his contemporary (and also fantastic) artists like Renoir and Corot.
I don’t know about you, but that’s an excursion I would love to go on!