The pink pebbledash house in which the Father of the Impressionist School lived from 1883 until 1926, is internally decorated just as colourfully and is as intimately charming as it was in by-gone days. The artist’s precious collection of Japanese prints are on show in several rooms of the house and are hung up in the way chosen by the Master of Giverny himself. The vast Water-Lily workshop, which has also been restored, is just a few feet away from the artist’s residence and today houses the Foundation shop. The gardens’ landscape is identical to the original and gives visitors the opportunity to admire this “painting produced from and composed of nature itself” and which Claude Monet’s contemporaries regarded as one of the artist’s masterpieces. Within the ‘Norman Plot’(Clos Normand), which is just in front of the house and workshops and covered overhead with an arch of climbing plants which surround a glowing shrubbery, is the palette of an artist who was passionate about flowers, a palette which is ever-changing from Spring to Autumn. Monet discovered Giverny from the train door during the journey from Vernon to Gasny and moved here with Alice Hoschedé and her children.
From 28th March to 1st November:
Open every day including Bank Holidays from 9.30a.m until 6p.m.
Last admission: 5.30p.m
Children and Students: 5.50€
Disabled persons: 4€
Free for children under 7 years
Fondation Claude Monet
84, rue Claude Monet 27620 Giverny
Tel: 02 32 51 28 21 – Fax: 02 32 51 54 18
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