In the fall of 1874, a group of young painters left Paris for the villages along the Seine River. They were looking for a new way to see and paint the world. These painters, who would become known as the Impressionists, found what they were looking for in the light and color of the French countryside.
For the next ten years, the Impressionists met regularly to paint and discuss their work. They showed their paintings in eight public exhibitions, which were met with mixed reviews from the public and critical acclaim from other artists.
The Train des Impressionnistes is a new way to see and experience the Impressionist legacy. This two-hour train ride takes passengers from Paris to the villages along the Seine River, where the painters worked and lived.
Along the way, passengers will enjoy the same light and colors that inspired the Impressionists. They will also learn about the artists and their techniques through onboard commentary and an audio guide.
The Train des Impressionnistes is the perfect way to experience the beauty of the French countryside and the legacy of the Impressionists.