Impressionists Island Cruise
Day cruise with lunch at the restaurant «La Maison Fournaise»
A cruise with lunch in a historic restaurant on the banks of the Seine, an amazing crossing that will allow you to discover the whole West of Paris in a totally original light.
You will plunge into a completely unique atmosphere, that of the great French impressionists, who marked the second half of the nineteenth century by their talent and their interpretation of nature, the birth of modern art, breaking with academic painting.
It is a real enchantment to discover the Isle of the Impressionists, which are in fact two islands, connected by a dike. The river route to get there will enchant you :
Departure by boat from the Musée d’Orsay to Chatou for a cruise of charm to discover the Parisian West: the bridge of the Concorde, the bridge Alexandre III, the Petit Palais and the Grand Palais, the bridge of the Alma and its famous Zouave, the Museum of Modern Art, the Palais de Chaillot, the Eiffel Tower and Swan Island, the Parc André Citroën, the Île Saint Germain and the Tour aux Figures by Jean Dubuffet, the Île Seguin, the Pont de Sèvres, the Parc de Sèvres then Saint Cloud, the Jardins Albert Kahn, the Bois de Boulogne, the Suresnes lock. Once through the lock, the boat sails along the islands of Puteaux and La Jatte, the Tours de la Défense, Courbevoie, Levallois, Asnières and its port Sisley, Gennevilliers and its river port, Argenteuil… Before reaching Chatou Island, part of which is nicknamed Impressionist Island. Renoir, Sisley and Monet were seduced and inspired by the beauty of this site.
The Maison Fournaise currently houses a restaurant and a municipal museum tracing the era of Impressionism, notably through temporary exhibitions.