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Art museums and galleries top the list of things to do in cities all over the world. You don’t need to be an art snob to appreciate the Louvre or have any art knowledge to see how funny Picasso’s paintings really are but if you appreciate it then these trips are for you and your artistic side!

Discover Monet in Giverny

If there is one place you have to go to understand Monet’s beautiful paintings of gardens, it’s his own garden in Giverny. It’s located north-west of Paris and is easy to reach with flights to Paris, and then travel by train to nearby Vernon. While you’re in Paris, stop by the Musée de l’Orangerie, where a selection of his water lily pantings are on display.

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New Mexico through Georgia O’Keeffe’s eyes

This modern American artist made her debut in the art world in New York one hundred years ago. She did a huge part of her work in New Mexico and the landscapes and her life there inspired many of her greatest works of art, like Lawrence Tree and Summer Days. Don’t miss a trip to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe and Ghost Ranch, where O’Keeffe lived and worked.

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Botticelli’s Florence

There’s no better place to discover Botticelli than in his very own city of Florence. You’ll easily see why Botticelli was so inspired by this city as you explore Florence’s churches, museums and gardens. Start at the Museo Civico, and then go on to the Ospedale deli Innocenti, the Palazzo Strozzi and the Uffizi. Botticelli’s greatest masterpieces are housed in the Uffizi, including the painted poems of Primavera, the Birth of Venus, the Pallas and the Centaur and the Calumny of Apelles.

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Living the American Dream

If you love American art, or are just searching for an excuse to book flights to New York, then do we have the itinerary for you! Plan a trip to the most famous art museums in the U.S. to Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York. Top museums to visit: Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Phillips Collection. While you’re at it, don’t miss a stop at George Washington’s home, the White House and the Capitol.

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Images: moma by Tomas Fano, Botticelli by Pietro Zanarini, Land of Abiquiu by torbakhopper, giverny by ho vista nina volare, Musee de l’Orangerie by LWYang / Flickr cc.

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