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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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  • To visit the House the House feels the presence of the painter, by the decor that keeps and can check with photos of the time, is the same one that had in life of Monet. Typical House that shows the bohemia of this painter. The gardens are spectacular and are maintained plants, flowers and trees such which were painted in the pictures. Everything is ok. It is eternal remembrance.
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  • Always very flowery and nice to visit for a time or day. The House allows us to understand the life of Monet of his family and especially his work.
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  • Do not miss this event! Even late in the fall! Great charm of gardens, the House and the whole village. I'll come back! Take the time, breathe and chill! Happiness! Eat near the gardens and not in the large tables in the corner, excellent in the alcove I think!
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  • 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.
  • Had a great experience walking around Monet's Garden. Very relaxing and nice to stroll around the grounds and spend a little time here. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to see a bit of Monet's work and find a lot of his inspiration around the gardens.
  • Beautiful gardens. Lovely house. Great to see how he lived. Brilliant place for those who like flowers, history or photography. A nice day out. Might be a little boring for younger children.
  • 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.
  • If you love art this is the place to go. The beautiful gardens that are the subject for much of Monet's work. Plus the house is gorgeous and filled with his and many others paintings.
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