On September 7, 2022, the Impressionist House of Claude Monet was inaugurated by Georges Mothron, Mayor of Argenteuil, Vice-President of “Boucle Nord de Seine” and Honorary President, Founder of Eau & Lumière/Impressionisms Routes. Many personalities from the Paris Region were present, in particular: Philippe Court, Prefect of Val d'Oise, Florence Portelli, Vice-President of the Regional Council of Ile-de-France and Marie-Christine Cavecchi, President of the Departmental Council of Val of Oise.
The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe created in 1987, now numbering 48 covering 3,000 sites in 60 countries, awarded their annual Literary Prize to the Bilingual Book (French-English) by Monique LUCENET: "Impressionisms Routes in France and in Europe" The prize was officially awarded by Stefano DOMINIONI, Director of the Institute of Cultural Routes (Luxembourg) and Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement which today brings together 36 European countries, during the European Cultural Routes Training Academy which took place in Fontainebleau (France) from May 31 to June 3, 2022. This Academy, classified as an official event of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, brought together around a hundred leaders representing 32 routes and 17 different nationalities.
A remarkable success at the service of Cultural Tourism in Europe …
Labeled as an official event within the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the 9th Training Academy of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe took place in Fontainebleau (France) from 31 May to 3 June 2022 under the best auspices and in the presence of Barbara ZECHES, Vice-President of the Administrative Council of the Enlarged Partial Agreement of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (36 Countries) and Stefano DOMINIONI, Director of the European Institute of Cultural Routes and Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement of these same Routes.
The Institute of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe has decided to distinguish, for the year 2022, the bilingual book (French-English) by Monique LUCENET : Impressionnisms Routes in Europe.
Impressionisms Routes® was invited to present its new exhibition “Impressionisms in France and in Europe” on the occasion of the 9th Evian International Tourism and Book Fair. A real success : more than 500 visitors, a marked interest for the Impressionisms Routes network and its achievements in the cultural and educational fields...
Evian-les-Bains Palais Lumière April, 2 and 3, 2022
The 4th International Travel and Tourism Fair will take place on the shores of Lake Geneva on April 2 and 3, 2022. Impressionisms Routes® is invited to present its new exhibition "Impressionisms in France and in Europe" on the occasion of this event in the Central Hall of the Palais Lumière and will have a Stand which will promote the ambitions and visibility of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe as well as that of the French and European members of the network to the general public.
The Route Cezanne, which connects Aix-en-Provence over 4.7 km to the village of the Tholonet, is the only road in France classified as a Historic Monument! It is to the friendship of André Masson and André Malraux that we owe this distinction made in 1959 which celebrates an exceptional site magnified and known throughout the world thanks to the talent of Paul Cezanne! As a source of inspiration, the Route has attracted many artists, writers, poets and philosophers who have been able to flourish in these places.
from May 31 to June 3, 2022 in Fontainebleau.
Impressionisms Routes® is in charge of the material and intellectual preparation of the next “Training Academy” which will bring together all the leaders of the 45 Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe from May 31 to June 3, 2022 in Fontainebleau.
The general theme of the debates will be: “Cultural Tourism and its future development”.
This event is a wonderful opportunity to meet and make contact. It received, I remind you, the label: "Official Event organized within the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2022". It is supported by the French Ministries of Culture and Tourism.
The setting up of the Working Groups in charge of reflections on the essential themes of this Academy and the organization of the sessions is in progress: a meeting took place on January 17, 2022 which brought together around sixty leaders representing 39 Cultural Routes in presence of officials from the Institute of European Cultural Routes (Luxembourg) and the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibition “Landscape in impressionist and present times” - Waasmunster, Belgium
Edmond Verstraeten (1870-1956), impressionist-luminist in dialogue with the creations of the students of the Academy from 31st of October until 28th of November, 2021
Impressionisms Routes® Network present at the 6th Salon Tourism and Heritage
Invited by the organizers of the 6th Cultural Fair of the Artistic Capital of Provence, the Impressionisms Routes® network seized the opportunity offered to it to assert its ambitions to the general public, while promoting the actions undertaken by its French members and Europeans on the cusp of a long-awaited renewal of cultural activities across Europe.
Aix-en-Provence welcomes the Impressionisms Routes® Network, Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, during the 6th Culture, Tourism, Heritage, Books Fair on September 4 and 5, 2011 Georges Lucenet, Vice-President and General Manager of Impressionisms Routes® will present a Conference on Sunday September 5 on the theme : Impressionism, the Love Story of light and water. An opportunity for the Routes of Impressionisms in Europe to display its ambitions and publicize its activities and those of its members in the city of Paul Cezanne, cultural capital of Provence.
BORDEAUX, AQUITAINE, FRANCE 26/27 Juin 2021
The Impressionisms Routes® Network present at the Show Travel, Culture, Books
Invited by the organizers of the first important Cultural Fair "After Covid" in France, the Impressionisms Routes® network seized the opportunity offered to it to present its ambitions to the general public, while promoting the actions undertaken by its French and european members on the cusp of a long-awaited renewal of cultural activities across Europe.
BORDEAUX, AQUITAINE, FRANCE 26/27 Juin 2021
The Impressionisms Routes© Network present at the Show Travel, Culture, Books
Invited by the organizers of the first important Cultural Fair "After Covid" in France, the Impressionisms Routes© network seized the opportunity offered to it to present its ambitions to the general public, while promoting the actions undertaken by its French and european members on the cusp of a long-awaited renewal of cultural activities across Europe.
Bordeaux, June, 26/27, 2021
The Town of Bordeaux (France) is registered at the World Heritage of UNESCO.
Dimanche 6 juin 2021 de 11h30 à 16h
Bilingual Magazine (French / English)
The publication, under the seal of the Council of Europe, in May 2021, of a bilingual book of 292 pages and more than 250 illustrations: Impressionisms Routes in Europe is one of the themes of this magazine with the project organization in May-June 2022 in the Fontainebleau / Moret-sur-Loing / Barbizon / Grez-sur-Loing area of The Summer Academy of all 40 European Cultural Routes on the theme of Cultural Tourism and of its post-Covid evolution.
Our commitment in the fields of environmental protection and the education of young Europeans is the subject of very interesting interviews with Maguelonne Dejeant-Pons, Executive Secretary of the European Landscape Convention of the Council of Europe and of Claude Vivier Le Got, President of the Education and Culture Committee of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe.
Stefano Dominioni, Director of the European Institute of Cultural Routes (Luxembourg) has also agreed to answer our questions on the role of Impressionisms Routes© in the enhancement of the values of the Council of Europe and the interest it gives to the good organization of the next training academy of May / June 2022 in Fontainebleau.
This magazine is published in partnership with euroart, European Federation of Artists' Colonies (90 member organizations in 14 European countries).
“This impressive book is a valuable contribution to the scholarship on Monet and later nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French art and culture more broadly. By the end of it, readers will have a far richer understanding of the manifold ways that Monet’s late work intersects with major artistic, political, and philosophical currents of the period.” Michelle Foa, author of « Georges Seurat: The Art of Vision ». Yale University Press, 2015.
from August 28, 2021, the Barberini Museum in Potsdam (Germany)
At the start of 2021, the exhibition organized at the Barberini Museum in Potsdam (Germany), entitled Impressionism in Russia, the dawn of the Avant-Garde, fits perfectly into the spirit of the published work by Impressionisms Routes©: Impressionism in Europe.