In 1908, Pierre-Auguste Renoir chose to take up residence in the hills behind the seaside town of Cagnes-sur-Mer on the French Riviera. Taken by the climate, the light, and landscapes of this area, Renoir painted olive and fruit trees, flowers, as well as his muses, and began sculpting for the first time. His residence is now a museum and a source of inspiration to young artists, who I saw drawing “en plein air” sitting under olive trees on the grounds.
The museum reopened July 26, 2013, having been closed 18 months for renovation.
Chemin des Collettes
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