Journey to the land of the Impressionists

From May 18 to 20, the non-profit organization “La Marnière” took fifteen seniors on a journey in the footsteps of Impressionist painters. Colette Rase, social worker for La Manière, takes you on a tour.

Happy is he who, like Odysseus, makes a beautiful journey and then returns to his family experienced and knowledgeable...”.

Under gray May skies, our small group set out to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Impressionist painting movement. After a day in Auvers-Sur-Oise, with its castle, fields of poppies, idyllic village, museum and Van Gogh’s house, we immediately felt rejuvenated, bathed in light and sunshine.

The next day we explored Giverny and its lush gardens and the home of the painter Claude Monet. A good dose of scents, colors and flowers re-energized the cheerful group.

Our trip ended in Montmartre, with a guided tour of the world of the artists who have lived and worked there.


If you are over 60 and would like to join La Marnière’s activities, don’t hesitate to contact Colette Rase to learn more about the upcoming program.

Colette Rase

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