Sunday, November 20, 2011

Musee Renoir - Cagnes-Sur-Mer


















I visited the Musee Renoir in Cagnes-Sur-Mer on a gloriously sunny Autumn Day with bright blue skies and Fall foliage making it quite clear why an artist would choose this place to live and paint....


















Renoir spent the final years of his life here, and inside the house you can view twelve of his original paintings on display, as well his studio complete with the wheel chair from which he painted...


















For me the interior of the house was of mild interest compared to the beautiful garden setting with rolling vistas across to the medieval village of Haut Cagnes-Sur-Mer. The gardens are full of palm trees, orange trees, and mature olive trees which in Autumn were just stunningly beautiful...













Musee Renoir is located in the town of Cagnes-Sur-Mer easily reached by train or bus from Nice (Number 200, 400 or 500) The museum is open daily from 10am -6pm except Tuesdays (and beware it is also closed from 12-2pm).

9 comments:

Genie said...

Oh, how I would love to have visited this museum on one of my trips abroad. I went to Van Gogh’s and Monet’s but that was it. This one would have been a heavenly experience. Your mosaics area lovely, and the photos are so interesting. Have a nice photos filled week. genie

louciao said...

"quite clear why an artist would choose this place to live and paint" indeed! Quite clear why one would want to visit it as well. I wish I could see those gorgeous landscape photos of yours bigger!

Owen said...

Wow, never heard of this place, and would love to see it. Especially given that I'm sure it is warmer there than it is here. Don't know how I settled so far north, I crave the warmth and sun and long days of summer.

-K- said...

Stunning scenery. And your banner shot is breathtaking.

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Peter said...

One of the museums I haven't been to down there! Closed between 12 and 14... Hope there is a nice bar or a small restaurant nearby! :-)

Catherine said...

Enjoy visiting this museum - it is well worth it...

Malyss said...

A lovely museum if ever! and you visited it with a fabulous weather!

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