Claude Monet, the great French artist, lived in Giverny, Normandy for forty-three years, from 1883 to 1926.
He had a passion for gardening as well as for colours, and conceived both his flower garden and water garden as true works of art.
As you walk though his house and gardens, you can still feel the atmosphere which reigned at the home of the Master of Impressionnism.
You can’t help but be moved by the incredibly beauty of the planting and colour.
The gardens are inspirational to those who visit.
Monet transformed what was an abandoned garden when he moved to the house, into a floral masterpiece.
His garden was the inspiration for many of his greatest works of art.
Monet was not only a painter of his own garden but also an artist whose painting trips took him away for lengthy periods of time. However, he was never really far from his garden. Through constant correspondence, he kept a close eye on his family and his flowers.
Frequent visits from his friends and admirers made Giverny the centre of his existence.
Until his death in 1926, the painter tended his garden at Giverny with the passion that is still evident today.
Visit Monet Garden Giverny
Monet’s Garden can be visited from the end of March to the end of October (check website for precise details as this is subject to change).
By train from Paris takes around 45 minutes from Gare st Lazare to Gare Vernon from where a shuttle bus to Giverny about 7km away is provided. You can also rent a bike from just in front of the station.
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