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Matisse in Nice
On Saturday we had big plans of making another museum marathon, three in one day, this time in the South of France. We headed by train to Nice, to visit the  Museé Matisse . Like many of the other museums this too was in a beautiful building set high on a h...

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Following Cezanne in Aix en Provence
The city of Aix  in the Provence region of France is known as the city of fountains and for it's most famous son, Paul Cezanne. We were able to follow in the footsteps of Cezanne and get a feel for the city where he was born, raised, worked and eventually d...

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Committing Ourselves to the VanGogh Experience
Today we moved our home base to the south. We are staying the next few nights in a little town, St. Remy de Provence . Where Van Gogh was treated in a hospital for a year and created  142 paintings  during his time here.  Saint-Paul-de-Mausole  was the mona...

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Bienvenue a Auvers sur Oise
Today we took a train to Auvers sur Oise, where Vincent Van Gogh spent his final weeks and made over 70 paintings in his short time there. We were greeted at the train station by this mural as we passed under the tracks. Our first stop was Auberge Ravoux, w...

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Painting the Siene
The Siene river flows right through the epicenter of Paris. For centuries, poets, painters, philosophers, and novelists have been inspired by the river. There are 32 bridges that connect the Left and Right Banks of Paris and together they constitute one of ...

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Monet's Gardens at Giverny
Today we took a train to Vernon where we rented bikes and rode to Monet's home and gardens at Giverny. The beautiful views as we rode our bikes through the little towns of Vernon and Giverny were enchanting. As we rode through the small village of Giverny w...

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Painting the Siene
The Siene river flows right through the epicenter of Paris. For centuries, poets, painters, philosophers, and novelists have been inspired by the river. There are 32 bridges that connect the Left and Right Banks of Paris and together they constitute one of ...

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Museum Marathon
I am writing this after a whirlwind day of touring three art museums. Needless to say, we are very tired and have to get up early tomorrow for a painting workshop, so this blog will be quick, but check out the links to the museum sites for more information....

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Bonjour Paris!
We're on our way, next stop, Paris! Our flight took 9 hours and 35 minutes, we had trouble sleeping on the plane because we were so excited of the adventure that was ahead of us, but we did not let that stop us, we hit the ground running. After making it th...

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Au Revoir
Mrs. Cook and Mrs. Aromy were very excited to see an OKE Koala at the Houston airport before we caught our plane to Paris on Monday. We saw Ferdinand and his family as they were heading to Norway for a visit back home. Wishing everyone safe travels this sum...
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