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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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  • Only go there if you have always had a strong desire to see Monet‘s house or gardens! Even then you might feel it wasn‘t worth it. The house is small, but nice, the gardens are nice, but nothing... 
    Only go there if you have always had a strong desire to see Monet‘s house or gardens! Even then you might feel it wasn‘t worth it. The house is small, but nice, the gardens are nice, but nothing...  more »
  • Previous reviews have mentioned crowds, and although we did have to queue to enter, once in the gardens it felt very tranquil. Just immerse yourself into the Monet experience - so glad we made the... 
    Previous reviews have mentioned crowds, and although we did have to queue to enter, once in the gardens it felt very tranquil. Just immerse yourself into the Monet experience - so glad we made 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.
  • There can be no doubt that this is a most beautiful place to visit, but I'd definitely recommend- *Book tickets in advance *Go outside of school/public holidays *Plan your visit for when the water lilies are in bloom! We went on Easter Sunday and it was VERY busy (fortunately I'd bought tickets in advance) and sadly the lake was bare- BUT it did not detract from the wonderful time we had. The village of Giverny is well worth a stroll around too if you can take in so much beauty in one day!

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