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Claude Monet at Giverny

Giverny is best known for the House and the gardens of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet, who lived in the village from 1883 until his death in 1926; He is buried there. The village mainly consists of two hillside streets lined with low houses covered of a roughcast with slate roofs and adorned with Wisteria and Virginia Creeper. These streets are cut by narrow aisles that glide down the Hill. The road Claude Monet passes through the village from side to side.

Brief summary of history

In 863, King Charles II the bald recognised to the monks of the Abbey of Saint-Denis-le-Ferment the possession of Giverny. In the 11th century, the fief and the Giverny Church returned to the Abbey of Saint-Ouen in Rouen. In the middle ages, several Lords succeeded one another, but they always remained vassals of the prior of Saint-Ouen.

In 1883 Claude Monet settled in Giverny village. It completely redevelops the Orchard garden. He would dig in 1893, on an arm of the Epte, the basin to water lilies at the edge of which he painted 'water lilies '. Died December 5, 1926, he was buried in the cemetery which adjoins the Church.

Claude Monet's House

In the House where lived Claude Monet for 43 years from 1883 to 1926, one can visit on the ground floor: "small blue room" (reading room), groceries (warehouse), salon-workshop, the dining room (on the walls, the collection of Japanese prints), and the kitchen (with the blue tiles of Rouen, a huge stove and utensils of copper).

On the first floor is the private apartments with the Monet room (office to cylinder and commode from the 18th century), the Alice Chamber and their toilets. The House is home to a few reproductions and a collection of Japanese prints from the 18th and 19th centuries brought together by Monet.

Front of the House extends the Clos normand garden designed by Monet, it evolves with the seasons. The other side of the Chemin du Roy, he build the water lilies pond covered with water lilies, with its large weeping willow, its banks lined with bamboo and its rhododendrons.

Claude Monet's House - 84 rue Claude Monet, 27 620 Giverny - Tel. + 33 (0) 2 32 51 28 21.

The Museum of the Impressionnismes Giverny

The impressionnismes Giverny Museum exhibits original works by the greatest names of the Impressionist current, including the colony of painters from Giverny and the Valley of the Seine. The Museum has no permanent per se collection but proposed a semi-permanent attachment. There are views of Giverny since 1880 painted by Louis Ritter, Théodore Wendel, Willard Metcalf, as well as the works of artists of transition, such as Lilla Cabot Perry, Richard Miller, Théodore Butler, painted between 1895 and 1920 in Giverny.

Museum of Impressionism Giverny - 99 rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny - Tel. + 33 (0) 2 32 51 94 65.

Golf Park

Traced to the U.S., the Robert Hersant Park Golf course is one of the most beautiful in Europe. 18 holes located on 100 hectares around majestic water parts dominated by wooded hills with majestic trees such as redwoods and Tulip trees from Virginia. This Golf Arboretum is a unique and exceptional site. It is located 30 km from Giverny.

Golf Park - 404 rue des Moulins, 28260 La Chaussée - d'Ivry - Tel. + 33 (0) 2 37 63 06 30.

Useful information :

Address :
27620  Giverny

Good to know :
Eure tourism Boulevard Georges Chauvin, 270003 Evreux Tel. + 33 (0) 2 32 62 04 27

Free of charge.

A must see

  • Claude Monet's House
  • The Museum of the Impressionnismes Giverny

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