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Your visit to Fondation Claude Monet starts in a little blue sitting room painted with that same colors that Monet chose. Restorations include period decorations, such as cement tiles made in Rouen, brightly painted furniture, and copper pots that contrast the cheerful blue walls of the large kitchen. Throughout the house, you'll see Monet's personal collection of over 200 Japanese woodblocks and works of art by his Impressionist contemporaries. When you stroll across the Japanese bridge, commissioned by Monet, admire the water lilies rising from the pond, which were also inspired by Japanese garden design. Low hedges separate the garden's plots, each with its own theme, harmony, shape, composition, and color palette. Look out for rare plant varieties and wisteria planted by Monet himself. Add Fondation Claude Monet to your Giverny travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Giverny trip itinerary planner.
Tours to Fondation Claude Monet
BOOK WITH VIATOR Giverny & Monet's House From Paris Audio Guided Half-day Tour
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Giverny Monet House and Gardens Skip the line Walking tour
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Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Giverny Monet s House and Gardens Skip-the-Line Ticket with small Group
Tours from $120 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Giverny Half-Day Trip small group from Paris with Monet’s Gardens & Gravesite
Duration: 4h 30min
Tours from $121 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Giverny and Monet House Half-Day Guided From Paris
Duration: 5h 15min
Tours from $95 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Giverny Half Day Guided Trip with Monet's House & Gardens from Paris by minivan
Tours from $108 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Giverny - Claude Monet's House & Gardens - Private Trip
Tours from $515 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Versailles Palace and Giverny Monet House Guided Visit with Lunch from Paris
Duration: 9h 30min
Tours from $233 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Giverny and Monet's Garden Small-Group Tour from Paris
Duration: 4h 30min
Tours from $123 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Versailles Timed Entrance Ticket and Giverny Small Group Day Trip from Paris
Tours from $253 ›
Fondation Claude Monet reviews
Make sure you arrive in good time if you can or got late afternoon. This attraction quickly gets busy as the coach tours arrive. Colourful and plenty of opportunity for photos. Unfortunately you...
Make sure you arrive in good time if you can or got late afternoon. This attraction quickly gets busy as the coach tours arrive. Colourful and plenty of opportunity for photos. Unfortunately you... more »
Garden was lovely with all the flowers in vibrant colors. The house was interesting too. It was a nice day weather wise which meant numerous tourists busses. Some of the tulips were still in bloom...
Garden was lovely with all the flowers in vibrant colors. The house was interesting too. It was a nice day weather wise which meant numerous tourists busses. Some of the tulips were still in bloom... more »
Loved the place but agree that you should go early. Kept driving to the foundation based on Waze and got spot up front. Very crowded but still very appreciative of the beauty! I was awed by the...
Loved the place but agree that you should go early. Kept driving to the foundation based on Waze and got spot up front. Very crowded but still very appreciative of the beauty! I was awed by the... more »
This was my second time to Giverny. (The first was 30 years ago.) No surprise, the gardens were beautiful, the pond was beautiful, the flowers up close were beautiful BUT - and this is a big BUT - the crowds were too much, in both the house and the gardens. It was honestly stressful to try to walk along the paths because there were so many people crammed onto the grounds. I’m used to going to gardens to be reflective and to enjoy the experience. The crowds made it unpleasant (And this was a Monday. Imagine what it would be like on the weekend!) That’s why I gave the Monet house three stars instead of five. I have no desire to go back, no matter how pretty my pictures turned out. I actually felt anxiety amidst the crowds. I’d like to make a recommendation to the Foundation, if that doesn’t seem to pompous: please only allow a certain number of people on the grounds every day. Charge a little more to make up for what you might lose in ticket sales. But please reduce the number of people – and regulate (stagger) the times so that the there are not thousands of people, trying to navigate a place that is supposed to be tranquil and contemplative. (In my photos, I waited for people to pass – so you can’t see the crowds - but trust me, they were there!)
A very special place to visit to see the work of this great painter. The garden is well laid out and signposted. Lots of photo opportunities as well as time to reflect on the beauty of the planting. The house is a bonus to see how Monet lived, his work, the amazing views of the garden from the house. Timed tickets. Spend about 3 hours. The gift shop is good value and there is something for everyone in terms of price options. Places to eat and drink in the village. Parking is well organised. Couldn’t give 5 stars as staff made us wait an hour in the sun due to staffing issues with no regard to the bill elderly members of the group.
VERY NEAT FOR A MONET FAN. This was a great detour on our way to Normandy. Parking is challenging though if you wait king enough someone leaves. When we came there was also a market (Sunday morning) so that made parking even more difficult. We did not have advance tickets and only waited in line for 5 mins to purchase. The gardens and ponds are amazing. The flowers are incredible. The house is really neat as It has his first studio with replica paintings. The feel of the gardens shows how one of the great impressionists could be motivated to paint. It was beautiful.
Wonderful and moving experience. The home is charming and loaded with art (not Monet's but special nevertheless), photos, and furnishings to recreate how Monet lived in a key mature part of his artistic life and after achieving rare "success while still living". Although the gardens have been replaced, they did so with the greatest effort to make it exactly as it was. The garden is absolutely lovely as well as the pond where waterlilies and other masterpieces were painted. The village is lovely as well. Great experience.
There can be no doubt that this is a most beautiful place to visit, but I'd definitely recommend- *Book tickets in advance *Go outside of school/public holidays *Plan your visit for when the water lilies are in bloom! We went on Easter Sunday and it was VERY busy (fortunately I'd bought tickets in advance) and sadly the lake was bare- BUT it did not detract from the wonderful time we had. The village of Giverny is well worth a stroll around too if you can take in so much beauty in one day!
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