Like a painting, Sisley in Moret-sur-Loing

 

Introduction

Near the forest of Fontainebleau, Moret is a picturesque little town, with its keep and its remnants of ramparts, its gothic collegiate church, its old houses of the 15th-16th centuries and its old bridge over the Loing, a small quiet river whose tributaries and canal criss-cross the countryside. Its confluence with the Seine is not far either.

Nothing has changed much since the impressionist painter Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) settled here in 1880. For nearly twenty years, he painted many views of the Loing, its canal and the banks of the Seine, leaving a large place for the sky.



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