The city of light welcomes over 30 million tourists each year and it is easy to see why with unparalleled charm, romance and art history. Wander the city and stop at a cafe, pull out a sketch book and be immersed in the culture.
Our Canvasing The World team embraces all different types of travel and we would recommend Christopher’s hostel for the budget traveler. This hostel attracts a young and social crowd and it’s easy to find new friends to “canvas” the city together!
Although Paris is famous for its art collections at the Louvre, also check out the Musee D’Orsay a smaller and less formal museum.
For current living artists, visit 59 Rivoli click here for opening hours:
Say hello to our friends Swiss, Francisco and Gaspard! Check out their events calendar because some of the after-hours events are filled with creative inspiration as unique as the art contained within its walls.
The Pere Lachaise Cemetery is the most visited cemetery in the world. Over 800,000 souls are buried here and besides Morrison, there are many other famous residents include Chopin, Moliere, Edith Piaf, Rossini and Oscar Wilde.
If you would like to see more sights that impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh may have seen, a trip to Provence is necessary. From Paris Gare Du Nord train station it is easy to get the “fast train” to Aix en Provence, and from there a short 20 mins to Arles, Avignon and St Remy de Provence.
Visit Saint Paul de Mausole
A historical Romanesque hospital now houses a museum which retraces the period when
Vincent van Gogh was committed to Saint-Paul. You can visit a reconstruction of the artist’s room. In the Van Gogh Field, you can admire more than 20 large-scale reproductions of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings on the site where they were created. This place, which strikes the visitor with a feeling of great serenity, still functions as a psychiatric hospital today so please attend with reverence.
Vincent Van Gogh lived in Arles for over a year. In September 1888, Vincent painted the world-famous Café Terrace at Night . He made the work on location outside the Café du Forum on Place du Forum. A cafe operates at the same spot in Place du Forum in Arles France.