The Renoir Museum

Emmanuel and Catherine Renoir are two of our great friends.  They live in San Diego and are sailors as well.  Before leaving on this trip they were good enough to put us up many times during visits to San Diego, and did their best to teach us a little bit about what to expect while in France.  (I was supposed to have learned to speak the local language, but fear that I have disappointed!)

Emmanuel’s great grandfather is the famous impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, so I was anxious to visit the Musee Renoir in nearby Cagnes-sur-mer. 

The museum is actually the house that the painter and his family lived in during the later part of his life.

After a quick train ride, I arrived in Cagnes-sur-mer and it is obvious that this town is still crazy for Renoir.  There are streets, building, and businesses using the Renoir name all over the place.

Here are a few pictures from that day…

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