Although he was one of the most prominent figures of the Impressionist movement, Edgar Degas’s relationship with the other artists in the group was complex, as was his relationship with regard to painting in the open air, despite the fact that this practice characterized Impressionism. What made his work different was the fact that he concentrated on more personal motifs, such as the ballet dancers’ moving bodies and granted more importance to the detail that artificial lighting created.

This exhibition scheduled at the Giverny Impressionisms Museum which assembles around 80 works (including paintings, pastels, drawings and sculptures) is centred around 4 main areas: namely the artist’s traditional instruction, the Impressionist exhibitions in which he featured, his position with regard to landscape and finally his relationship with the Impressionist group after 1890. As for Degas, although he was definitely an Impressionist, he was above all an avant-garde artist. This exhibition is being carried out in collaboration with the Orsay Museum in Paris.

Opening times:

From 27th March to 1st November from 10a.m until 6p.m.
Last admission at 5.30p.m.

Closing dates:

Galleries closed from 20th to 30th July 2015 (except the Around Claude Monet gallery)


EAdult: 7€
Children from 12 to 18 years / Students: 4.50€
Children from 7 to 11 years: 3€
Disabled persons: 3€
Free for children under 7, as well as all categories on the 1st Sunday of each month
Family deal: Buy 3 tickets and get the 4th free
Audioguide: 3€


Musée des impressionnisme Giverny
99, rue Claude Monet 27620 Giverny
Tel.: +33/ (0)2 32 51 94 65 – Fax : +33/ (0)2 32 51 94 67 –