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Le Matin clair aux saules @Musée de l’Orangerie #13

Detail from le matin clair aux saules by Claude Monet. Claude Monet, born Oscar Claude Monet (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926), was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. The…

Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge (French pronunciation: [mu.lɛ̃ ʁuʒ], French for Red Mill) is a cabaret in Paris, France. It was built in 1889 by Joseph Oller, who also owned the Paris Olympia. Close to Montmartre in the Paris district of Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy in the 18th arrondissement, it is marked by the red windmill on…

Lake Annecy – France

Also known as the “Blue Lake”, Lake Annecy (French: Lac d’Annecy), at the heart of the Savoy Alps, takes pride in being one of the cleanest and purest lakes in the world because of strict environmental regulations introduced in the 1960s. It is the third largest lake in France, after the Lac du Bourget and…