After you have visited the Parisian museums, do not hesitate to visit some local areas.. The villages of Monet (Vetheuil, la Roche Guyon) and Van Gogh's Oise (Pontoise, Auvers sur Oise, the Abbey of Royaumont), the School of Barbizon and the banks of Marne with Nogent which inspired Renoir. Melun welcomed the surrealists and Dali and Meudon always attracted sculptors, with the villa des Brillants surrounding Rodin, where nowadays following Jean Arp at Clamart, others create their work. The Matisse museum in the Cateau-Cambresis has some large collections. Villeneuve d'Ascq offers works by Braque, Miro, Modigliani and Picasso, in its Museum of Modern Art.