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Houses of artists in Ile de France

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André Derain house

Creator of "Fauvism" with Matisse and Vlaminck, Derain's studio remains as it was in his life time, inside a beautiful 17th century house.

Alexandre Dumas's castle of Montechristo

Dwelling of Alexandre Dumas built in 1846, the castle stands in the middle of an English garden, with caves, cascades and rockery, facing the château d'If. Visit of the Moorish living room and evocation of the writer's life.

Maison Fournaise

This restaurant still in activity is located on the island of the Impressionists on the Seine river and was immortalized by Renoir in his famous "Déjeuner des Canotiers".

"Le Prieuré" : Maurice Denis' house in Saint-Germain en-Laye.

Visit this beautiful 17th century mansion which became the home of Maurice Denis in 1914. A museum was created in 1980, devoted to the Symbolists, the Nabis (of which Maurice Denis was the leading figure), Post-Impressionists such as the Pont-Aven group and other avant-garde movements of the late 19th century.

Musée Utrillo-Valladon

Only museum in the world devoted to the painter Maurice Utrillo; he painted there more than 150 canvases of which some belong to his best period, "the white period".


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