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In the footsteps of Gustave Courbet in La Tour-de-Peilz
La Tour de Peilz
The years 1873 to 1877 were marked by the exile of Gustave Courbet (1819 - 1877) on the banks of Lake Geneva. Fleeing Paris after being accused of having participated in the debunking of the Vendôme column during the Paris Commune, Courbet took refuge in Switzerland.
An open-air tour dedicated to the painter from Franche-Comté will take you to the emblematic places in La Tour-de-Peilz where the artist lived and painted. This cultural walk through the old town and its port invites you to discover the man who painted The Origin of the World as well as the landscapes whose beauty inspired Courbet's views of the lake, the Chillon Castle or the Alps.