Situated in Normandy, the village of Giverny is world-wide known for Claude MONET’s house and atelier.
After picking you up at your hotel you will be driven in an 8 passenger, air conditioned Mercedes Van.Your guide will drive you to Giverny and during the trip, tell you about the impressionist painters who went to Giverny to meet Claude Monet.
His property has been left by his son to the Academy des Beaux Arts in 1966. After a large scale renovation in 1980 it became a Foundation. The house where the painter lived from 1883 to 1926 has the colourful décor and intimate charm of former times. The precious collection of Japanese art is displayed in several rooms. The gardens offer for the admiration of visitors the “painting of the nature” which Claude Monet’s contemporaries considered his masterpieces.
The rectangular “Clos Normand”, with archways of climbing plants entwined around brilliantly coloured shrubs, lies before the house and studios offering the palette of varying colours of the painter-gardener who was “ecstatic” about flowers.
Lastly, the water garden with its famous Japanese Bridge, its wisterias, azaleas and its pond has inspired the pictorial universe of the water lilies.
The guide will accompany you inside the gardens. Inside the house and atelier, it is not allowed to guide. Our guide will give all necessary information how to visit the house.
On the way back you will discover the gorgeous landscape of the Vexin Natural Park with its panorama over the river Seine, its charming villages: La Roche Guyon, Vétheuil …from the crest road.