Claude Monet and Giverny

Giverny is a village near Paris. Claude Monet (picture), the impressionnist painter, lived in Giverny from 1883 until 1926. His Giverny house is now a museum with lovely gardens.

Claude Monet attracted many American painters to Giverny. The interesting Giverny Museum of Impressionisms is a legacy of their stay in Giverny. Web site.

The Orsay Museum and Marmottan Museum in Paris host many famous paintings by Claude Monet.

Paris to Giverny

Giverny is a village alongside 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 Seine river and follow Giverny signs.

A simple way to visit Giverny is on a guided tour (not available in winter). You can combine the visit of Giverny with a visit to Versailles, a one day tour.

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Monet's Garden in Giverny

Claude Monet worked very hard to turn his Giverny Garden into a constant source of painting inspiration.

The gardens are maintained in their original design. They will remind you of famous Monet paintings like the Japanese bridge (picture) and the waterlilies (picture).

Fondation Claude Monet
84 rue Claude Monet 27620 Giverny France
Monet museum web site

Top Paris gardens.

A video on Giverny

Giverny Impressionist Museum

If you come to Giverny, don't miss the interesting Giverny Museum of Impressionisms, a legacy of the colony of American painters in Giverny (history).

Restaurant near Giverny

Close to Giverny, Moulin de Fourges is a lovely and affordable French restaurant in a water mill. A lunch there is included in the Versailles Giverny tour.

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Restaurant near Giverny
Le moulin de Fourges restaurant near Giverny