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Heritage festival encourages islanders to follow in footsteps of French artists

Guernsey Heritage are encouraging islanders and visitors to walk in the footsteps of famous French artists. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Guernsey Heritage is encouraging islanders and visitors to walk in the footsteps of Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Victor Hugo as part of the island's Heritage festival.

Moulin Huet Bay was visited by Renoir, a renowned French painter, for five weeks in the summer of 1883.

The area is now owned by Guernsey Heritage guide Korinne Le Page’s family. Korinne is offering her own personal tour of the beauty spot.

The view depicted in his famous oil-on-canvas painting 'Fog at Guernsey', has hardly changed in almost 150 years.

Brouillard à Guernsey - Fog on Guernsey by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1833. Credit: Pierre-Auguste Renoir & ITV Channel TV

The two mile walk allows ramblers to visit the cottage in Renoir's painting, which is usually inaccessible, and view the spot where Victor Hugo used to have a picnic.