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Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny

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Your visit to Fondation Claude Monet starts in a little blue sitting room painted with that same colors that Monet chose. Restorations include period decorations, such as cement tiles made in Rouen, brightly painted furniture, and copper pots that contrast the cheerful blue walls of the large kitchen. Throughout the house, you'll see Monet's personal collection of over 200 Japanese woodblocks and works of art by his Impressionist contemporaries. When you stroll across the Japanese bridge, commissioned by Monet, admire the water lilies rising from the pond, which were also inspired by Japanese garden design. Low hedges separate the garden's plots, each with its own theme, harmony, shape, composition, and color palette. Look out for rare plant varieties and wisteria planted by Monet himself. Put Fondation Claude Monet on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Giverny travel itinerary planner.
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  • Midway between Rouen and Amiens, approximately, it is impossible to conceive the Orchard where Claude Monet spent many years of his life there (is not that it is an oasis in the desert, eye). Although they said it was a strange and eccentric type, fool I had hair and rode it well. Surrounded himself with a vast area whose thick and varied vegetation recreates different environments: 1) huge garden with all varieties of flowers that one be able to imagine, from different places of the planet, colors and sizes; (2) pond with gateway and bridge Japanese whose flora and species plant us transporting mentally to the this of Asia (Japan, China, Viet Nam...); ((logical) dominant in the vegetation of bamboo and water lilies (tremendous big) in water and 3) his home and Studio is relatively simple, it consists of 2 well-equipped floors (probably with basement/cellar but is not accessible to the public) which recreates life in the rooms as well as its decoration (the boxes that appear are replicas, the majority of them is split between the Orsay and Louvre museums). Before finishing my writing I would like to congratulate the Foundation Claude Monet and it is special to the entire team of gardening and botany who so lovingly care for this wonder. If does not deviate much from the route, must be seen.
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  • I have visited several times this beautiful garden but I recommend to do in May because the diversity of flowers is innumerable. It's a treat for landscape photographers.
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  • 探索花园的玫瑰,绣球花,水仙,薰衣草,万寿菊,鸢尾花等等! 花园有2个部分。 我们首先走过克洛斯诺曼底,再通过地下隧道到达水花园,从日本桥拍摄水百合池塘中着名的“仙女” 
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  • Absolutely not to be missed. The Gardens are maintained perfectly throughout the season and the house is filled with beautiful painting from other impressionists and offers an intimate experience. You can easily walk to the entrance from one of the free parking lots nearby.
  • A stunning preservation of Monet's inspiration. The work that has been done to conserve the house and Garden of the artist and educate people is tremendous. Even for the non fan of impressionism or Monet, the walk around the garden or the famous lily pond is beautiful and relaxing. The house itself shows personal effects and insight into the man's lifestyle. The town's Giverny itself and the drive towards it is well worth the trip even if you do not pay to go into the museum.
  • Like finding yourself in a Monet painting! Very busy all year but quieter later in the season. The best value is to buy the gallery, garden and house ticket combined. Take your time around the gardens and afterwards explore the little town. There's lots to see including Monet's tomb, beautiful gardens and quaint houses. Lots of cafés too. Of course the house tour ends with a ubiquitous shop, but they have more books on Monet and Impressionism than you're likely to see anywhere else.
  • Awesome place, though seemed a little over rated. Really difficult to get to without transport and buses from railway station really infrequent. Lovely place to spend the day though. Paintings are all replicas as well.
  • A very cool experience. The gardens are beautiful...I can see why Monet spent so much time here painting them. It was pretty cool to stand on the (replacement) bridge that Money painted, too. Walking Monet's house is also very cool. The place gets incredibly busy and incredibly packed (they don't seem to regulate how many people go in), so get there early in the morning if you want to not be so crammed with other tourists.