To mark the 2017 season, the Claude Monet Foundation re-opened the artist’s house and gardens on 24th March. The Claude Monet house and gardens, which constitute one of the undisputable sites of Impressionism in Normandy, have remained just the way they were since the artist’s death in 1883. Wander through the gardens of the Norman Patch (le Clos Normand) or stroll through the Water Garden where you can admire the famous water-lilies which Claude Monet had so much affection for. As the seasons pass by, the garden changes offering variety and shades of colour which differ from one blossom to the next.
Visiting Claude Monet’s house takes us back in time, back to the period when the artist resided in Giverny. As you proceed through the rooms from the workshop through to his wife, Blanche Hoschedé-Monet‘s bedroom you can still feel the very strong presence of the artist, thanks to the way the furniture and decoration which his private life was made up of have been left exactly the way they were at the time.
2017 Events Agenda
The 2017 season will be marked by the historian Philippe Piguet’s invitation to re-live Claude Monet’s daily life by reading the artist’s correspondence within the inward-looking atmosphere of his workshop. Note the four following dates to come and encounter the former artist: Thursday 27th April, Thursday 18th May, Thursday 15th June and Thursday 21st September from 6p.m onwards.
Saturday, 20th May, the European Night of Museums will also be an opportunity to discover the Claude Monet House and Gardens. The foundation will be offering you the chance to carry out a visit by night from 6p.m until 9p.m so that you may discover the venue beneath different shades of light.
What’s new in the boutique
Two new books are now available on the shelves of the Claude Monet Foundation boutique :
Monet – A light nomad by Salva Rubio and Efa
This book, which is a cross between a comic and a graphic novel, revisits the most important phases in Claude Monet’s existence, focusing on both in his personal life and his development as an artist. Take a trip back into the life of the artist.
A day with Claude Monet in Giverny, by Adrien Goetz
This collection of photographs compiled in collaboration with the Claude Monet Foundation traces Monet’s footsteps and immortalizes all the charming aspects of Giverny vllage which were an inspiration to the artist.
The Claude Monet Foundation is open every day from 24th March to 1st November (included) from 9.30a.m until 6p.m – last admission: 5.30p.m
2017 Admission for the House and Gardens
Adults: 9.50 €
Students and children over 7 years: 5.50 €
Children under 7 years: Free
Disabled persons: 4 €
The Claude Monet Foundation (Fondation Claude Monet)
84 rue Claude Monet 27620 Giverny
Tel: 02 32 51 28 21