Monet’s Gardens – If you are a flower lover don’t miss this place.
Want to feel like you are part of Monets paintings?
A trip to the Foundation Monet in Giverny and you will feel this way for sure.
On our way to Normandie, we stopped at Monet’s gardens and I was stunned by the way it made me feel.
We were invited to a wedding in Normandie and our friend recommended Claude Monet’s Gardens at Giverny as a nice stop on the way from Paris.
Wow, it was a Must stop! I was so amazed by the power of Claude Monet’s Gardens at Giverny.
I love flowers and I used to work with my mom in our garden, I have never seen so many kinds of flowers altogether and it blew me away.
How to get to Giverny?
There are several ways to get to Giverny from Paris. we rented a car because we were on the way to Normandie ( the road was easy – WAZE did a great job😜 )
By Train & Bus shuttle
Once you get to the Vernon-Giverny train station there is still 6 km to go and you’ll have to take the bus shuttle. Timetable
You can also take a guided tour link
when to visit Claude Monet’s Gardens?
Open every day from 22/03/2019 to 01/11/2019
From 9.30 AM to 6.00 PM
Some History of the Foundation Claude Monet
Claude Monet lived and painted in Giverny from 1883 to his death in 1926. he renovated the house and build the gardens.
The estate passed to his son Michel that died in 1966 from a car crash and since the gardens were neglected.
The Foundation Claude Monet was created in 1980 as the estate was declared public.
The gardens became a big success and its still beautiful and amazing today.
The gardens are divided into two distinctive parts:
The first part in front of the house a beautiful set of gardens and colors.
The second part ( the secret part )is of the water pools ( where the famous lilies were painted)
it was made in 1893, Monet acquired a vacant piece of land across the road which he then transformed into the famous water gardens.
Monet’s fascination for Japan made him make the water gardens with its green Japanese bridge and oriental plants.
Visitors can visit the house and enjoy the details and colors of Monet life.
The impressionist museum Giverny
Unfortunately, we didn’t make it to the museum on time but it seems like something you shouldn’t miss if you are already there.
The town of Giverny was very nice with small restaurants and cafes. to the museum
I really enjoyed this piece of heaven and truly recommend you to go there when you have the chance.
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