5th International Festival of plein air painting on large format.

“Cross Cultures Festival” Association – AFCC – is pleased to announce that the 5th International Outdoor Painting Festival “In the Cradle of Impressionism” will take place in Les Andelys – Normandy, France, from August 25 to August 29, 2021.

The association’s organizing committee sincerely hopes you will have a pleasant and successful time renewing acquaintances, making new friends and developing your craft. We hope you will enjoy your stay Normandy where you will be painting outdoors in a few famous spots, such as Richard the Lionheart’s Castle or on the Seine’s riverbanks.

The public will be encouraged to take an interest in the event, be curious but also respect the needs of artists while they work.

Because of the current exceptional situation we face, we have decided to go back to Normandy. Les Andelys is a very beautiful and friendly city on the Seine river. Back in 2019, it hosted previous edition of our Festival. In terms of logistics, this makes it easier for us.

Because the pandemic is far from over we have decided that the 2021 edition will also be held online. International participants who are unable to travel due to sanitary regulations will be able to register for an online participation.


3e Festival International de Peinture en plein air qui s'est déroulé du 21 au 25 août 2019 aux Andelys.
Nicolas Barabé lors du 3e Festival International de Peinture en plein air qui s’est déroulé du 21 au 25 août 2019 aux Andelys.

Les Andelys is a fantastic place. It is easily accessible from Paris. There are many charming hotels, private apparments and camping sites available. So, please, check out our provisional program. We hope to see you soon, online or in person.

French Plein Air Painters ©

From August 235 to August 27, artists will be painting every day, each day in a different location around Les Andelys. Every day, completed works will be published on our social medias, as well as on our official online exhibition at the end of the event.

Then, on the 28th and 29th, the finished paintings created during those three days will be presented at an exhibition held in a beautiful location in Les Andelys. Painters will also have the opportunity to sell their works. There will also be public demonstrations by our guest stars, and a Street Art event.

A few words about our Festival: 

Created in 2013 as an international Large Format Outdoor Painting Contest, this event has, by 2017; evolved into an International Festival. Throughout the past eight years we have worked hand-in-hand with a variety of outdoor artists, local and internatinal, in the historical territory, the birthplace of Impressionism: the region of Normandy in France. IIn 2020, after six years spent exploring the region, we decided to take the Festival to Paris. This edition, at the height of the pandemic was a very particular and difficult event. Still, we are very proud to have managed to organise it. 

You can still visit this virtual show of this edition . You can also watch videos from 2020, and other editions, back to 2013 on  our you tube Channel

The experience we acquired has allowed us to calmly prepare the 2021 edition. We will be able to face the difficulties and restrictions Covid 19 has set upon us.  


So book this date and come visit us! Follow us on social media and don't forget to regularly check our website for updates. The terms of participation will be published soon.  


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