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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Fondation Claude Monet Reviews
Walk into a living Monet painting as you stroll through his gardens. Tulips were blooming when I visited. Despite the crowds that flock to Giverny, you can enjoy quiet, tranquil moments, especially in... more »
I have been to France twice in three years and had to repeat this visit. Always beautiful! Great gift shop. Don't miss this inspiring place. more »
I was fortunate to visit twice. My first visit was in April, start of tourist peak season. The best was that the Garden was in full bloom...spectacular! Amazing colors I had never seen before. Absolutely beautiful! The worst was too many people, pushing & shoving. I did not get in to visit Monet's house. I got tired of getting pushed around. The gardens are best to visit in the spring, but be patient with the crowds.... My second visit was in late October. Off season, so there were no crowds. The gardens were ready for grooming...I was able to visit inside Monet's home. The weather was a bit chilly.
Highly overrated garden just like Mona Lisa. Well it is a nice cozy garden but really not worth the time and effort it takes to travel from Paris unless you are staying very long & have seen everything the city has to offer. Also the famed Japanese bridge is beautiful in paintings but in reality quite average.
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