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5 European Train Journeys to Take this Summer - Painting Your Masterpiece
In Amsterdam visit the Van Gogh Museum as well as the Rijksmuseum, which has just reopened following a decade long renovation . While The Mauritshuis in The Hague is closed for renovations and its most popular painting,Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, on tour in the States, consider a visit to the picturesque town of Delft itself, where Johanne Vermeer lived and worked in the 17th century. Stop for a night at Antwerp with its stunning early 20th century train station and visit the home of Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens. Take an early morning train to Paris and head to the Louvre to glimpse da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the next day visit the Museé d’Orsay, a 1900 train station with a sprawling French art collection featuring masterpieces by the Impressionists. Next take a high speed train to Provence, passing Burgundy farmlands stopping for a couple of days in Aix-en Provence to soak up the Provencal atmosphere that so inspired Cézanne. Van Gogh fans won’t want to miss a day trip to Arles. The morning after a wine-soaked dinner of Provencal cuisine, return to Paris before heading home.
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