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         Until the late 19th century–  With their easel over the shoulder and equipped with these new and clever tubes of oil  paint, the plein-air painters such as Monet, Sisley and Pissaro took the exciting railway to come and capture the tones of the sea and skies, observe the ever-changing  light through the effects of clouds, and study the reflections on water. They chose the landscapes of Normandy, in particular Etretat and  the Alabaster Coast ( Côte d’ Albâtre ) as the material for their pictural research. ( Read more )

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Claude Monet Paris  Saint-Lazare railway station – 1877

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The late 19th century : Etretat , 4 hours from Paris by train

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Etretat is a vital seaside destination in Normandy located on the Cote d’Albatre between Le Havre and Fécamp. It is reputed for its high cliffs where we find between cliff Aval and Amont, a large pebbled beach extending for almost one kilometer and opening to the English Channel. Etretat offers a real post card view. ( Read more )

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Did you know ?

Impressionism was born in the second half of the 19th century and was a revolutionary art movement . Impressionism broke away from the formal academy style ans split from traditions as the painters came out of their studio to paint outdoors.They started to use new colours to represent transparency, and shades were no longer black but purple. Impressionism was also influenced by British artist such W.Turner who had etablished landscape painting as a fully-fledged genre. They were also contemparies of the birth of the photography.

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 Musée Marmottan – Paris 1872

Impression, Sunrise (French: Impression, soleil levant) is a painting by Claude Monet. Shown at what would later be known as the “Exhibition of the Impressionists” in April 1874, the painting is attributed to giving rise to the name of the Impressionist movement. Impression, Sunrise depicts the port of Le Havre, Monet’s hometown, and is his most famous painting of the harbor.

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The late 19th century : Etretat , 4 hours from Paris by train

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 Claude Monet The Cliffs at Etretat, 1885, Clark Institute, Williamstown

“…I know that to really paint the sea it has to be seen every day at any hour and from the same spot to know its life at this very spot ; that’s why I’m repeating the same subjects up to four and even six times…”

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 Claude Monet  Sailboats behind the needle at Etretat, 1885

Monet was obsessed with ” a limestone monument ” , the cliff of Etretat, which he painted endlessly.

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Stormy Sea at Étretat by Claude Monet (1883) –  Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

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The French impressionist painter Claude Monet by the photograph Nadar , 1899 ( Read more ).

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Claude Monet the Manneporte 1885, Art Museum Philadelphia

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“…I know that to really paint the sea it has to be seen every day at any hour and from the same spot to know its life at this very spot ; that’s why I’m repeating the same subjects up to four and even six times…”

 The Manneporte near Étretat, 1886
Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926)

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Etretat by various artists

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Eugène Le Poitevin – 1858 -Bathing at Etretat – Normandy Museum.

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Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) – The Etretat Cliffs after the Storm – 1870 – Paris, Musée d’ Orsay

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 End of the 19th century : the opening of the Paris – Normandy  railway line – Etretat , 4 hours from Paris by train

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Etretat is a vital seaside destination in Normandy located on the Cote d’Albatre between Le Havre and Fécamp. It is reputed for its high cliffs where we find between cliff Aval and Amont, a large pebbled beach extending for almost one kilometer and opening to the English Channel. Etretat offers a real post card view. ( Read more )

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Claude Monet , Cliff at Etretat, Sunset – 1883

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France is a  hiking  and cycling paradise and our goal is to share our passion for the diversity of our country…..Ici & Là Nature is a Website giving access to English speaking travelers to local hiking and cycling Companies experts of a region of  France or Spain.

Discover France off the beaten paths….Discover some of the most beautiful regions of France : ProvenceAtlantic Coast, Perigord,  Bordeaux , the Alps , Alsace Mount St Michel , Brittany, Cevennes and of  Spain : Catalonia, the Camino de Santiago, Andalucia.( Read more : Ici & Là Nature )

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