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Rouen and Impressionism in Normandy

Rouen (72 Seine Maritime, Normandie) brings together some of the work of Monet, Pisarro and Gauguin to celebrare the city’s place in Impressionist Art with “Une ville pour Impressionnisme: Monet, Pissarro, Gauguin à Rouen” (“A City for Impressionism”) – all part of a wider Normandy Impressionist festival over the summer of 2016  Impressionist Normandy Festival (Normandie Impressioniste) 16 April – 26 September 2016

Rouen and Impressionism – the central theme of the 2016 edition will be Impressionist portraits.

 Amongst the major exhibitions will be:

  • Rouen, Musée des Beaux Arts, Scenes of Impressionist Life 16 April – 26 September 2016
  • Caen, Musée des Beaux Arts, Frits Thaulow (1847 – 1906), Landscapist by Nature 16 April – 26 September 2016
  • Honfleur, Musée Eugène Boudin, Being Young at the Time of the Impressionists (1860 – 1910) 25 June – 3 October 2016
  • Le Havre, MuMa André Malraux Museum of Modern Art, The Studio of Light: Portrait of Eugène Boudin 16 April – 26 September 2016
  • Giverny, Musée des Impressionnismes, Gustave Caillebotte, Painter and Gardener  24 March – 3 July 2016 then Sorolla and Paris  14 July – 6 November 2016

 

From June to September, the Impressionist Normandy Festival, which will celebrate Impressionism throughout  Normandy, promises to be the major cultural event of Summer 2016.

For more information on the festival see www.normandie-impressionniste.fr

For more on Monet’s Garden at Giverny: http://giverny.org

Abbaye de Jumieges

Just to the west of Rouen is the Abbaye de Jumièges, the ruins of a Benedictine monastery which has been voted as one of the top places to visit in France by the French! (France2 TV).monument preferre

“One of the first major achievements of Romanesque Art in Normandy surrounded by centuries old trees : the facade, bare and striking is flanked by towers. The large porch with a loft is the remains of the pre-Romanesque traditions. Before the destructions of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the monastery buildings were set around the cloister, of which only the outline remains while a few remnants of the monastery buildings can still be seen.”

For more on the Abbaye de Jumièges see www.abbayedejumieges.fr/

L'encorbellement B8B Rouen

L’encorbellement B8B Rouen

Find best rates for hotels, B&B and self-catering in Rouen including a B&B in the heart of the city- L’encorbellement

La Roseraie

Near Giverny (just 3km from Monet’s garden) in the village of Sainte-Geneviève-lès-Gasny is a good B&B/Guest House La Roseraie with 3000 m² of landscaped gardens and pool.