Brushstrokes of Brittany
Experience the beauty of France’s Brittany region, with its picturesque old towns, artistic villages and rugged coastlines that inspired renowned French painters Monet, Renoir and Gauguin, and Australian John Peter Russell.
Wander through Rennes’ medieval old town and visit the Museum of Fine Arts, boasting a substantial collection of paintings, including works by the Impressionists.
Explore the peaceful village of Pont-Aven with its bucolic settings that influenced a generation of artists. Learn about the Pont-Aven School, motivated by the works of Paul Gauguin, that rejected Impressionism and created a new abstract art style in the late nineteenth century.
Discover the island of Belle-Ile-en-Mer, where renowned Impressionist artists, including Monet and Russell, painted some of their most famous works, inspired by its stunning jagged cliffs, coastlines and lush countryside.
This tour is designed to be combined with the French Impressionism Art Cruise (28 April – 08 May 2024).
This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.