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. Add Fondation Claude Monet to your Giverny travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Giverny trip itinerary planner .
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  • From Sunday June, really clean your garden plants are terrible people, people, people! It was. I gave up watching in the House. I didn't see your garden too slowly. Pretty flowers roses to lilies, poppies and Giganteum.
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  • This is a charming place,fascinating to see where Monet lived and worked,and to see some of his lesser know paintings. We went in Spring so the gardens were just blooming very fresh looking, unfortuna...  more »
  • Indescribable experience. We were there in August so it was a bit crowded; but the place absolutely worths the (not so long) waiting. Visiting Monet's gardens is like being part of his paintings. Walk...  more »
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  • Well worth a visit and good value for money considering the work that goes on to maintain these. Feels like a personal garden with wonderful variety in a compact venue. Lots of places to sit and ponder and worth taking a little picnic on a good day. Lovely setting and an interesting venue giving a good sense of the artist and creator.
  • A must for Monet fans! Beautiful gardens, Japanese point, and cute little cottage. It is crowded so it is better to arrive early. Not too expensive. Cute souvenir shop. A place to spend a couple of hours.
  • Absolutely stunning gardens full of flowers. An bucket list item for all. We spent a couple of hours wandering the gardens and taking in all the beauty. We were there in October, the weather was cool but not cold and there was a good variety of flowers. We got there early in the morning and the tourist density was still very low. Don't forget to use the underground walkway across the street to check out the pond with all the water lilies.
  • A stunning place to visit! If you admire Impressionism, painting, art, or gardens, this is the place for you! It's a very short drive from Paris and well worth the trip. The interior of the house is also quite beautiful. Make sure to go in the Spring/Summer so you get the full effect of all the flowers in bloom.
  • Best garden in Europe for self guided tour. Compact but full of wonderful plants and views, many of which Monet used in his paintings.

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