The Impressionists Walking Tour is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near the city of Paris that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round.
An art scene sampler focused on the turn of the 20th century (La Belle Epoque) Many of the images that come to mind when one thinks of Paris were born during the Belle Epoque from the end the 19th century to the start of the WWI. The Impressionist paintings of tree-lined boulevards, the cabarets, the cafes, the bohemian glamour. This tour shows off the art that was produced during this era and the parts of Paris that inspired it. For art fans, many scenes along the way will seem familiar because they have been immortalized on canvas. The tour begins at the birthplace of Claude Monet, a founder of the Impressionist movement, and continues south with a walk down a couple of Paris' historic grand boulevards, then onto the ornate Palais Garnier Opera House. It winds through the Tuileries and across the Seine with stops at the Musee de L'Orangerie and the Musee d'Orsay to visit famous Impressionist works. It ends at the lovely Musee Rodin with a stroll through the gardens to ponder Rodin's masterpiece "The Gates of Hell" and his iconic "Thinker."