Paris - Auguste Renoir

Old Sep 2nd, 2002, 09:12 PM
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Paris - Auguste Renoir

Plan to visit the Louvre and D'Orsay...
Does anyone know of any other museums that
have displays of Renoir's works? He is a
special favorite of mine and I would hate to
miss out on any that are in (or near)Paris!
Thanks for your help...





 
Old Sep 3rd, 2002, 10:55 AM
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I think those are the main museums that would have his works. I believe the Marmottan also has a few--they were friends, you know (Renoir and Monet), so Monet had some of his works (the portrait of his wife may be there).
 
Old Sep 3rd, 2002, 11:04 AM
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Thanks Christina!
 
Old Sep 3rd, 2002, 11:19 AM
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You will certainly see major works at the Louvre and D'Orsay, two of the most fabulous museums in the world.

However, depending on where you live or will be visiting in the future, there is a wonderful collection of impressionist art, including major Renoirs, at the Sterling Clark Museum in Williamstown, Massachusetts....if ever you are in the area.

 
Old Sep 3rd, 2002, 01:29 PM
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The Musée du Petit Palais has some Renoirs. As does the Musée Marmottan.

So does the Orangerie, but alas that is closed at present.
 
Old Sep 3rd, 2002, 06:49 PM
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Old Sep 3rd, 2002, 08:09 PM
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Thanks for all the helpful suggestions...I knew that the Musee de l'Orangerie was closed (such a disappointment. However, I thought I also read that the Mesee du Peitit palais was also closed. Does anyone
know if this is true?
Thanks again everyone!
 
Old Sep 4th, 2002, 07:03 AM
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Yes, the Petit Palais is closed for renovation.
 
Old Sep 4th, 2002, 07:14 AM
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Salli, while you're in Paris, have lunch at Au Petit Riche on 25 rue le Peletier in the 9th arrondissement. This restaurant was a favorite hangout of many Impressionists, including Renoir, and still has a 19th century Parisian ambience (the food is a little fresher, of course). It's very much open and not expensive.
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Old Sep 4th, 2002, 08:01 AM
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Salli: Since Renoir is a favorite of yours, it would be lovely if you could visit Les Collettes, the estate where he spent his last years, in Cagnes-sur-Mer. We had planned to visit on our trip in the South of France last year, but sadly time didn't allow. We had visited Giverny and Monet's house and gardens on a previous trip and absolutely loved it. As noted above, Renoir and Monet were friends, and we thought it would be perfect to visit Renoir's house and gardens. Maybe someday!
 
Old Sep 4th, 2002, 08:24 AM
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I'm lucky to live near enough to DC to visit the National Gallery's Impressionists collection from time to time. There are some lucious Renoirs here, too. You will find the D'Orsay to be simply divine. If I could go back in time, I'd want to be a friend of Renoir's. His people always look so happy and in love.
 
Old Sep 5th, 2002, 10:08 AM
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Merci everyone!
I have seen some of Renoir's works in the
Boston museum and in the Smithsonian.
I agree with Diane...his people do usually look very happy and content with
life.
 
Old Sep 5th, 2002, 12:59 PM
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While in Paris, you will of course, visit the Louvre...but you will see no Renoirs there, nor works by any of his contemporaries.

The Louvre collection ranges from antiquity up through about 1850. The other museums already mentioned will have the "new" stuff.

Have a great and safe time. Get drunk on Paris. I'm envious.
 
Old Sep 5th, 2002, 01:22 PM
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http://www.realfrance.com/rt/artfourn.htm is the website for the restaurant where Renoir's Boat Party was painted. My friends had dinner there and raved about it. When they told the staff they were painters, they were given posters of the place. I was exhausted that day and decided not to go - bad move.
 
Old Sep 5th, 2002, 01:31 PM
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I had lunch at the Maison Fournaise last November. It should definitely be on your list if you are a Renoir fan. It's the restaurant in the painting "Luncheon of the Boatin Party."

It's a very pretty restaurant. I thought the food was just OK, but the setting was lovely. It's on the Ile des Impressionistes, which is fairly easy to get to on the RER (if you walk in the right direction when you arrive, as I did not).
 
Old Sep 5th, 2002, 07:52 PM
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Thanks to everyone...lots of nice suggestions! Exited about our trip...only 8 more days!
 
Old Sep 5th, 2002, 09:34 PM
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You can see Renoir's Paris house at No. 6 rue de l'Abbreuvoir, near the Lapin Agile in the Montmartre area (it's a few doors down from a bistro called Maison Rouge). Unfortunately, it's not marked as a historic site or anything like that. Also in Montmartre is the Moulin de la Gallette, which was immortalized by Renoir in his painting Bal du Moulin de la Gallette.
 
Old Sep 9th, 2002, 07:07 PM
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Old Sep 9th, 2002, 07:26 PM
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Back in the States, check out the Barnes Foundation. You'll find "180 Renoir paintings and 69 Cezannes"-quoting from my Frommer's book. Check out the website-www.barnesfoundation.org. Went on a jaunt to Philadelphia this summer and spent the afternoon at the Foundation. Advanced reservations a must. Easy access by bus from downtown Philly.
 
Old Sep 10th, 2002, 02:55 PM
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Salli, why don't you email me directly. I have a book borrowed from Howard that may help you. I will look it up when I get home from work soon.
 

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