THINGS TO SEE AND VISIT RELATED TO SISLEY

Where to see paintings by Alfred Sisley?

At the open-air museum.

Each year, the town of Moret-sur-Loing is transformed into a living museum, in honour of its iconic painter, Alfred Sisley. During the summer, very large formats of the paintings by the master are displayed on the façades of buildings around town, including the medieval gates, church, post office and tourist office. This temporary exhibition transports visitors back to the atmosphere of the late nineteenth century, immortalised by Sisley, which the town of Moret-sur-Loing still so faithfully recreates.
It shows how the subjects, buildings and landscapes depicted have changed little in modern times. This open-air museum is organised as part of the creation of a “ European Alfred Sisley route ”, as well as an initiative adopted several years ago by Association Eau & Lumière, aimed at having the impressionist landscapes listed as UNESCO World Heritage.
From the end of March to the beginning of November.

In Paris
Musée d’Orsay - Musée de l’Orangerie

Outside of Paris
•Musée A. Malraux du Havre,
•Musées des Beaux-Arts (Fine Art Museums) of Rouen, Lille, Lyon, Agen et Grenoble.
• Aix-les-Bains
• Avignon

Outside of France
United States: MoMa in New-York, Baltimore, Washington, Boston, Pittsburgh and Richmond.
Also in Russia, Germany, Switzerland China and Japan.

 
 

Things to see and visit related to Sisley

Sisley’s grave

Alfred Sisley and his wife are buried at the municipal cemetery, beneath a sandstone rock from the forest of Fontainebleau..
49 rue de Gros Bois, Moret-sur-Loing.

Sisley’s home

His last home was located at 19 Rue Montmartre, in Moret. A plaque can be seen on the outer wall. The house is private property and is not open to visitors.

Le Point Sisley

Run by an association of enthusiasts and scholars, ” Point Sisley “ offers visitors a chance to discover some of the artist’s works through reproductions.
24 Rue Grande, Moret-sur-Loing,
Moret-Loing-et-Orvanne.
+33 (0)1 60 70 39 99
Free entrance.
Open Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, from 3 to 6 pm, April to September, or on request.
www.alfred-sisley.com

The Sisley Routes

Moret-sur-Loing route
A first route, created by the association Les Amis d’Alfred Sisley, is marked out in the town of Moret-sur-Loing by plaques made of enamelled lava stone at locations where the artist sat down at his easel. A multilingual guide to the route is available in the shop (€6) at the Moret Seine & Loing Tourist Office and at Point Sisley..
A route covering18 km,
following in the footsteps of the artist, through his paintings done in Moret-sur-Loing, Veneux-Les Sablons, Thomery and Saint-Mammès is also available at the Tourist Office. .
Saint-Mammès route
The town has two viewpoint indicators related to Sisley, located on the banks of the Seine, next to Place des Bollards. They are the starting point for an interpretation route of his paintings, which offers visitors a chance to walk to the places where Alfred Sisley painted. The banks of the Seine, known as ” Promenade Sisley ”, are decorated with plaques made of enamelled lava stone, which retrace the sketches he kept each time he sold a painting, which are now known as his ” dessins de raison ”. Many local painters still stop on the banks to paint, on the same spots as the master impressionist.

Guided tours

The Tourist Office organises guided tours on the subject of Sisley.
Take the ” Sur les pas de Sisley ” (In the footsteps of Sisley) tour to find out more about the artist’s life and work.

For individuals: consult the schedule, available on request at the Tourist Office.
For groups : on réservation.

For children (groups only):
” Les enfants et l’impressionisme ” (Children and impressionism).
Following a visit of the medieval town, budding impressionists can express their talent and immerse themselves in places the artist held dear. Learning about art is made fun with clear and lively explanations of the techniques used by the famous painter.

For further information or to book a guided tour:

Moret Seine & Loing Tourist Office
+33 (0)1 60 70 41 66
tourisme@ccmsl.com
www.msl-tourisme.fr





Contact us

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  • Address: 4 bis, place de Samois, Moret-sur-Loing, 77250 Moret-Loing-et-Orvanne France
  • Phone: 01 60 70 41 66
  • Email: tourisme@ccmsl.com