Tour Monet's House and Garden in Giverny

Many people know the name Monet when it comes to the art world, but many persons do not actually know why he is renowned worldwide as a painter and artist. He was a founder of French Impressionist painting and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature. The term Impressionism is even derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant).

During his lifetime, he built an amazing house on a magnificent property, with a beautiful, picturesque garden. This garden is home to a variety of beautiful and sometimes rare flowers and plants, and is divided into two parts: a flower garden called Clos Normand, located in front of the house, and a Japanese inspired water garden on the other side of the road. The water garden features a Japanese bridge, which Monet had built by a local craftsman. To get to one garden from the other, you will take a rather unique underground passage.

You will also tour Monet’s house, and see how this famous painter lived his life. This is truly an amazing tour, with countless photo opportunities and the option to choose between a guided and an unguided tour. Discover why 500,000 visitors come each year to see this house and garden that took around ten years to restore to its original state, when the great painter resided here. If you are planning a trip to France, this is a stop you would definitely want to consider.


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by BOB'S Cruises & Tours Blogger on 09/03/2013 in Sightseeing