Tag: Claude Monet

Normandy as painted by the Impressionists

Normandy as painted by the Impressionists

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Normandy is like a beret perched askew on a Frenchman’s head, the 360-mile Normand coast curls along the north and northwest of France. After visiting Rouen, I headed for the coast to soak in the beaches and soft-green landscapes bathed in shifting light. Claude Monet’s Etretat “I count on doing a large canvas of the […]

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France. Impressionist Painters in Normandy.

France. Impressionist Painters in Normandy.

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What exactly is a Francophile? Someone who appreciates French history, culture, fashion, art and cuisine, and that describes me.  Ever since I lived in Paris, for four years when I was in my 20’s, I jump at every opportunity to go to France. Last month  I jumped at a chance to go to Normandy to follow […]

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Monet’s Garden at Giverny is a great day-trip from Paris

Monet’s Garden at Giverny is a great day-trip from Paris

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  The French Impressionist’s final home in Giverny is where Monet lived for 43 years, and painted every day in his gardens or studio.    His water garden is perhaps the best known of all his subjects; weeping willows, a wisteria-draped Japanese bridge, water lilies, rhododendrons and a vivid pallet of blooming flowers in all […]

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