Pierre Auguste Renoir was in love with the island of Chatou on the Seine, about ten kilometers west of Paris. And he wasn’t the only one: many painters and writers allowed themselves to be seduced by this ‘Ile des impressionnistes’ On the terrace of restaurant Maison Fournaise, Renoir painted his famous painting Le déjeuner des Carotiers (lunch of the canoeists). Although the environment has changed slightly, Chatou is now part of a Parisian suburb, the restaurant is still popular. On Sunday it is a loved lunch spot for French fanilies. You can imagine yourself in the setting of a famous work of art, while walking along the Seine to the Parc de Impressionnistes.
Self Portait of Renoir