Rendez-vous at the Fondation Monet in Giverny

  • The Home of Claude Monet in Giverny

    The Home of Claude Monet in Giverny

    © Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny

  • The Clos Normand

    The Clos Normand

    © Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny

  • The Water Garden and the small green bridge

    The Water Garden and the small green bridge

    © Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny

  • The Studio room

    The Studio room

    © Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny

  • Claude Monet's bedroom

    Claude Monet's bedroom

    © Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny

  • The Kitchen

    The Kitchen

    © Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny

  • The Dining Room and its Japanese prints

    The Dining Room and its Japanese prints

    © Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny

Rendez-vous at the Fondation Monet in Giverny 84 Rue Claude Monet 27620 Giverny fr

Welcome to Giverny in Normandy, the home of Claude Monet! Come and discover all the secrets of this French master of impressionism and his works, including the house he lived in for 43 years, the lily pond which inspired his most prominent paintings, and his wonderful flowering gardens.

The Water Garden

The Water Garden boasts a stunning array of flowers and willow trees. It was here, facing this very pond that Claude Monet painted his famous Nymphéas (Water Lilies), which you can see on display at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris.

Monet actually grew the flowers himself. He was a gardener as well as an artist, arranging his gardens by using his creative eye.

The small green bridge, peony bushes and bamboo plants all demonstrate the love Monet had for Japan. The garden really bursts with colour and light, something which Monet loved to recreate in his paintings.

The Clos Normand and the House of Claude Monet

With its pink plaster and surrounding flowers and trees, the house of Claude Monet is truly a charming place.

The Radiant Clos Normand

Outside of the house, lining the pathways beneath the metal arches, flowers bloom in the garden known as the Clos Normand. Daffodils, irises, peonies, nasturtiums, roses and narcissuses are just a few of the many beautiful flowers that fill these flowerbeds with colour. Spring is definitely the best time to visit!

Ground Floor: The Studio, The Blue Room, Dining Room and Kitchen

The interior design remains true to how the rooms were in Monet’s time. On the ground floor you’ll enter Monet’s studio with numerous reconstructed works of his on display, the Blue Room (reading room) and also the kitchen.

The Dining Room showcases Monet’s magnificent collection of Japanese prints, including some notable pieces by artists such as Katsushika Hokusai.

The Bedrooms

All of the bedrooms are on the first floor, namely Claude Monet’s bedroom itself, displaying reproductions of paintings from other impressionist artists of his time.

The other bedrooms include those of his second wife Alice Hoschedé and her daughter, Blanche Hoschedé, who was one of Monet’s students and also the wife of his son. In 2014 Blanche’s room was restored and refurnished as close to its original state as possible, featuring several floral tapestries and pitch pine furniture.

Monet lived here with his loved ones and worked in these rooms for 43 years of his life, until his death in 1926.

Address

Fondation Monet
84 Rue Claude Monet
27620 Giverny

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