Follow in the footsteps of the Renoir family in Essoyes with your “Du Côté des Renoir” visit !
In Essoyes, visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy a unique experience in the Renoir family village.
A discovery trail will take you into the intimacy of the family, from the Renoir Cultural Centre to the family home and the Master’s studio. You’ll be able to immerse yourself in the memories of this famous family of artists, through stories and period objects offering a glimpse into the daily life of Renoir and his family. You’ll discover important aspects of Renoir’s life and work, as well as his close connection with this village. You can deepen your understanding of his art and legacy, while soaking up the atmosphere that influenced his work.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir and his wife, Aline Charigot, and nanny Gabrielle Renard – both Essoyes natives – surrounded by their children and many friends : painters, film-makers, sculptors, ceramists and actors.