Modern art and impressionism in Paris Region

There are more than enough museums in Paris and its region to ensure that everyone can get a taste of what they like. Dive into Modern Art and let your clients fully admire this artistic movement across our region. They will be able to discover the actual sites that inspired Impressionist and Modern painters.

The first stop is at the foot of the Eiffel Tower and the Museum of Modern Art (External link) . This museum is a real gem that deserves to be explored. Its Art Deco style, featuring huge columns, makes it a work of art in its own right and provides the perfect backdrop in which to display its 11,000 pieces. After their visit, guests can enjoy a view of the Eiffel Tower from the Terrasse du Café or go to the Trocadéro esplanade. If they wish to delve further into the world of Modern Art, visitors can also pop next door to the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (External link) to discover a new side to Modern Art.

Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris
Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris - © Paris Musées/Pierre ANTOINE*

Staying in central Paris, the Atelier des Lumières (External link) is the ideal stop for visitors seeking an exclusive experience where they will literally be immersed into the pieces on show. The exhibition artworks really come to life when they are projected onto the immense walls of the Atelier itself. The forthcoming exhibition, “Dalí, the Endless Enigma", will be launched on 3rd April, if conditions allow it.

Château d’Auvers-sur-Oise
Château d’Auvers-sur-Oise © chateaudauvers

In the 19th Century, the Paris Region was a huge source of inspiration for Impressionist painters. We invite your clients to follow in the footsteps of these artists. We recommend that they start with the Chateau at Auvers-sur-Oise (External link) , which was painted by Van Gogh in 1890. “The Impressionist Vision, Its Origins and Heritage” is a captivating tour in which visitors can explore the exhibition thanks to innovative technology. In addition to this, visitors can wander through the chateau and its various French, Italian or English style gardens where they can admire the gorgeous flowers. Once outside, your clients can take a stroll around the charming village of Auvers-sur-Oise, located just 30 kilometres from Paris; a true open-air museum! They can drop in on the Auberge Ravoux inn, better known as Van Gogh’s Home, or stop at the Daubigny Museum (External link) that pays tribute to this landscape painter and pioneer of Impressionism.

Château d’Auvers-sur-Oise
Château d’Auvers-sur-Oise- © Gilles FEY*

Lanika LEGER
Promotions Manager at the Paris Region Tourist Board
lleger@visitparisregion.com
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