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Giverny and Monet’s gardens ( français )


La maison de Claude MONET Le pont japonais

The village of Giverny is related of course to the painter Claude Monet, to his gardens and his house and now to the Museum of Impressionism.

In 1883, attracted to the very special light in the region, Claude Monet moved with his family to Giverny, in a large pink house with green shutters whose garden he set out to rearrange. He also created the "water garden", where he would paint the very famous water lilies.

Monet is one of the first Impressionists to paint in nature. He needs to be on the spot, in the iridescent morning light, to capture the image of haystacks, of the Seine, of the Rouen Cathedral or of his gardens..

At the same time, other painters, among whom American ones, settled in Giverny. They often met up with Monet at the Hôtel Baudy where you can still today eat or have a drink, inside, surrounded with paintings or outside on the lovely terrace. The garden of the restaurant is worth visiting, with the rose garden, reconstructed artist studio and sculptures. ... Giverny remained very dear to Monet and he stayed there until his death in 1926. He is buried in the small cemetery adjoining the church.

Places to visit:

The house and gardens of Claude Monet. Open every day from April 1 to November 1, from 9am to 6pm.

The Museum of Impressionism. Open daily April 1 to October 31, from 10am to 6pm

Plan du château


Plan du château

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Galerie photos

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