The bus tour from Paris to Giverny is competing with the tour to Versailles as the most popular bus tour from Paris. Often crowded with tourists, the house and garden of the famous painter Claude Monet have an incredible celebrity. Claude Monet's joyful and simple paintings are touching the heart of many. The cute garden he designed was the inspiration of many of his best paintings. Religiously kept as it was by passionate gardeners, it is georgeous in spring, summer and fall.
Claude Monet, a French painter, was the most famous impressionnist painter. His painting, Impression soleil levant, gave its name to impressionism. Musee d'Orsay and Marmottan Museum in Paris have many Claude Monet's masterpieces. In addition, Claude Monet's house and garden in Giverny keep alive his memory. The garden is maintained in its original design. It reminds of famous Monet paintings like the Japanese bridge, the waterlilies.
Fondation Claude Monet
84 rue Claude Monet 27620 Giverny France
Monet house and garden web site
Claude Monet was born in Paris in 1840. A painter, Monet rejected the traditional approach to landscape painting and learned from the nature itself. Monet observed variations of color and light caused by the daily or seasonal changes.Claude Monet settled in Giverny, a lovely village in Normandy near Paris, in 1883 and untiringly transformed what was an abandoned domaine into a floral masterpiece, to be the inspiration for many of his greatest works of art. Claude Monet travelled a lot, but he was never really far from his garden . Through constant correspondence, he kept a close eye on his family and garden. Frequent visits from his friends and admirers turned Giverny into the centre of his existence . Until his death in 1926, the great painter would never really leave his Giverny house, now a museum.
Claude Monet attracted many American painters to Giverny. The interesting Giverny Museum of Impressionisms is a legacy of their stay in Giverny. Web site.
Giverny is a village along the Seine river, 80 kilometers downstream from Paris. Locate Giverny on France map. From Paris, take the A13 or A14 freeways, exit Vernon. In Vernon, cross the bridge on the river and follow Giverny signs. A simple way to visit the house and garden of Monet in Giverny is a guided bus tour (not in winter). Combine the visit of Giverny with a visit to Versailles, a one day bus tour.
The Normandy landscape around Giverny is lovely: the rolling Seine river banks with castles such as La Roche Guyon, the small Epte river make up a delicious countryside.
Close to Giverny, Moulin de Fourges is a charming and affordable French restaurant in a water mill. Web site. A lunch in Moulin de Forges is included in the Versailles Giverny bus tour from Paris. Information.