- A garden voted 2nd most beautiful flowered panorama in the world! -
1 hour from Paris, on the banks of the Seine, in Eure (27)
Maison et Jardins Claude Monet Giverny - all rights reserved
  • WE love an extraordinary garden (when it's not too crowded), a very pleasant place to spend time with the family
  • Place in Giverny (1 hour from Paris)
  • Age : for all
  • Opening every day including public holidays from March to November
  • schedule 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last entry at 5:30 p.m.)
  • duration Allow at least 2 hours (the gardens are inviting for a stroll)
  • Free for children under 7
  • To know:
    • We strongly recommend booking a ticket online and reserving a time slot for your visit.
    • Listed as a Maison des Illustres and remarkable gardens

More to see in Giverny, and up the Seine valley ...

  • The Musée des Impressionnistes in Giverny - discover all the facets of this major painting movement and its aftermath - permanent and temporary exhibitions all year round.
  • The cemetery to find Monet's tomb, where thousands of admirers come to put flowers on the painter's final resting place.
  • Château de Laroche-Guyon - a place steeped in history from the Middle Ages to the 20th century
  • Château de Bizy in Vernon. Built in the 18th century in a classical style inspired by Versailles
  • The famous Château-Gaillard, Richard the Lionheart's 12th-century fortress ...

A bucolic stroll through the sources of Claude Monet's Impressionism

  • Located in the small village of Giverny, in Normandy, it is a real enchantment that we discover once we arrive on site.
  • Managed by the Claude Monet Foundation, the tour includes the pink-rendered longhouse and the gardens, which are divided into two sections: the water garden with its water lilies and famous Japanese bridge, and the Clos Normand.
  • An infinite source of inspiration for the artist, Claude Monet spent 43 years there from 1883 to 1926.
  • We discover a floral and botanical universe that he composed and arranged himself.
  • All the seasons allowed him to capture the effects of light so precious to his Impressionist paintings, which can be seen in Paris at the Orsay Museumat Marmottan Monet Museum or the Orangerie Museum

The gardens of Giverny (the Clos Normand and the Water Garden)

A garden that has just been voted 2th the world's most beautiful flower panorama!

  • When you arrive, you are literally overwhelmed by the beauty of the place, shaped by the man known as "the painter-gardener".
  • "Le Clos Normand is a walled flower garden recreated by Claude Monet. Thanks to the talent of the gardeners, every year it regains all the charm and energy intended by Monet.
  • Covering an area of around 1 hectare, daisies and poppies, dahlias, campanulas, sage and marigolds rub shoulders with the rarest species to form a multicolored palette. At the end of summer, the rosebushes climb over the arches in front of the house and the ground is covered with nasturtiums. How wonderful!
  • The "Water Garden was created in 1893. Fascinated by Japan and in the style of a Japanese print he loved so much, Monet installed a pond overlooked by a small bridge.
  • Populated by plants that inspire him from Asia, nature abounds: bamboos, ginkgos biloba, maples, tree peonies and so much more...
  • Monet has created a mirror of water in which the water lilies blossom ...
  • Absolutely grandiose in full bloom from late May to mid-July, the sight of water lilies literally plunges us into a painting by the artist.
  • Today, the Water Lilies, which he began painting in 1897, can be admired at the Orangerie Museum in Paris and in many museums around the world.

Claude Monet's house

A new light for every season! The beauty of the setting appeals to young children, who are so sensitive to color and composition.

  • The family home is just as surprising, taking us into the shimmering atmosphere of the colors that made up its palette.
  • On the first floor, the small salon-boudoir is painted blue right down to the furniture, the dining room is golden yellow, and the walls of the kitchen, with its copper pans, are tiled with Rouen blue earthenware.
  • The tour continues in the salon-atelier, where everything has been meticulously reconstructed to bring to life Claude Monet's creative environment.
  • On the upper floors is Monet's faithfully staged bedroom. Here you can admire objects and paintings that have been reproduced
Monet's garden - roots and wings

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