Trip Planner:   Europe  /  France  /  Normandy  /  Haute-Normandie  /  Eure  /  Giverny  /  Parks  /  Fondation Claude Monet

Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny

(4.5/5 based on 5,000+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Giverny itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Giverny

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Giverny by other users

13 days in Normandy & Loire Valley BY A USER FROM HONG KONG May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM MALTA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Giverny BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS October, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in France BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Giverny BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Giverny & Paris BY A USER FROM GERMANY March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Normandy & Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Beauvais, Giverny & Paris BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Wonderful tour, in the middle of spring. Meet the gardens and home of this great master is an experience not to be missed.
    View original
  • Beautiful gardens in a quaint location. See what inspired Monet to paint his masterpieces. Wonderful to learn about his time here.  more »
  • I wasn't sure if we would be disappointed visiting in October but not at all. we got there for the gardens opening and there were no crowds/queues. Beautiful riot of colours in the main garden.  more »
Google
  • 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.