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The palace of Versailles: the glory of the Sun King

Through a visit to the State Apartments, imagine the pomp of the court of Louis XIV, Sun King and patron of the arts who attempted to develop the arts and wanted his palace to reflect the radiance of France and the absolute monarchy.

A day in Versailles: palace, gardens and Trianons

After the visit of the State Apartments, we will explore the splendid French style gardens Louis XIV was so proud of. Then we will visit the estate of Trianon, landscaped in order to offer some privacy away from the public life of the palace and the constraints of the protocole.

The chateau of Malmaison

In the intimacy of Napoleon and Josephine

Major place of the consular period, we will discover the residence of the Bonaparte couple, the Empire style furniture and the sophisticated taste of Josephine. We will end the visit by a stroll in the rose garden and the English style garden.

Optional: the park of Bois-Preau and the church of Rueil (Josephine's and Hortense's tombs)

Monet at Giverny

Between the Paris region and Normandy, we will follow the footsteps of Monet, in the intimacy of his house, and of course through the garden that the painter gardener  designed as a live painting. We will end the visit by a stroll to the church and  the family tomb.

Van Gogh at Auvers-sur-Oise

In the 19th century the trend was for countryside picnics and canoeing. The banks of the Oise River used to attract a lot of  painters and Van Gogh settled there in 1890 nearby Docteur Paul Gachet. In this charming village, we will follow the footsteps of Van Gogh to the Ravoux Inn, the church, and the tomb where he lies with his brother Theo next to the wheat fields.

Optional: the chateau of Auvers-sur-Oise and Docteur Gachet's house

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