In the Footsteps of Van Gogh

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This full-day tour begins at the wonderful Musée d’Orsay for a tour focusing on the paintings in the van Gogh room. You will hear the origins of this fabulous, spacious and bright former railway station. Highlights can also include the other Impressionists if you are interested: Gaugin, Whistler, Cézanne and Monet (depending on time).

A chauffeur will be organized to drive your group out to the pretty village of Auvers-sur-Oise (approximately one hour drive).

We stop for lunch in the local village of Auvers-sur-Oise where van Gogh often dined. A visit and historical walk through this small village, which has managed to retain its old-world charm. Van Gogh arrived here in 1889 and stayed for a couple of months at the Ravoux Inn and you will visit his old room.

You will enjoy a leisurely stroll through the fields to the cemetery where Vincent lies next to his brother Theo. After visiting the cemetery you will drive back to Paris and arrive around 3:30pm to enjoy the Village of Montmartre Walk.

Keeping in theme of Impressionism, we start this tour and explore the area weaving throught the paved streets noting the hangouts of Lautrec, van Gogh, Picasso and Renoir. Discover the fascinating stories of the Moulin Rouge and what was happening in Paris during the famous 1900 World Fair. Winding paths lead through windmills and vineyards of Montmartre, evenutally ending up at the central jewel in the area….the Sacre Coeur.

For further information and details on this experience please feel free to contact me at: Lisa@yourparisexperience.com