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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. 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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  • Three years after our initial visit to Monet's House and Gardens, we made a return visit to visit the house (the lines were too long to wait last time) and spend time walking around the beautiful... 
    Three years after our initial visit to Monet's House and Gardens, we made a return visit to visit the house (the lines were too long to wait last time) and spend time walking around the beautiful...  more »
  • I had been wanting to visit Monet's gardens for many years and was not disappointed. We stayed overnight in Giverny which I can really recommend as it is a gorgeous town especially when all the... 
    I had been wanting to visit Monet's gardens for many years and was not disappointed. We stayed overnight in Giverny which I can really recommend as it is a gorgeous town especially when all the...  more »
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  • A very special place to visit to see the work of this great painter. The garden is well laid out and signposted. Lots of photo opportunities as well as time to reflect on the beauty of the planting. The house is a bonus to see how Monet lived, his work, the amazing views of the garden from the house. Timed tickets. Spend about 3 hours. The gift shop is good value and there is something for everyone in terms of price options. Places to eat and drink in the village. Parking is well organised. Couldn’t give 5 stars as staff made us wait an hour in the sun due to staffing issues with no regard to the bill elderly members of the group.
  • VERY NEAT FOR A MONET FAN. This was a great detour on our way to Normandy. Parking is challenging though if you wait king enough someone leaves. When we came there was also a market (Sunday morning) so that made parking even more difficult. We did not have advance tickets and only waited in line for 5 mins to purchase. The gardens and ponds are amazing. The flowers are incredible. The house is really neat as It has his first studio with replica paintings. The feel of the gardens shows how one of the great impressionists could be motivated to paint. It was beautiful.

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