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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
Versailles Palace & Giverny's Monet House Day Trip from Paris including Lunch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $229
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Skip the Line: Giverny and Monet House Half-Day Trip from Paris BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $99
Duration: 5 hours 45 minutes
Giverny and Monet's Garden Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $89
Duration: 9 hours
Fondation Claude Monet Reviews
This garden was designed and planted by Claude Monet. His Water lilies we planned and painted here in the ponds. We were there at the very last day of the season for visitors. It was cold , rainy..... more »
Although we left it until late in the day they were big queues to get in but as we had got our ticket from the gallery we could cut the line. The gardens were very pretty and there were some benches..... more »
I was fortunate to visit twice. My first visit was in April, start of tourist peak season. The best was that the Garden was in full bloom...spectacular! Amazing colors I had never seen before. Absolutely beautiful! The worst was too many people, pushing & shoving. I did not get in to visit Monet's house. I got tired of getting pushed around. The gardens are best to visit in the spring, but be patient with the crowds.... My second visit was in late October. Off season, so there were no crowds. The gardens were ready for grooming...I was able to visit inside Monet's home. The weather was a bit chilly.
Highly overrated garden just like Mona Lisa. Well it is a nice cozy garden but really not worth the time and effort it takes to travel from Paris unless you are staying very long & have seen everything the city has to offer. Also the famed Japanese bridge is beautiful in paintings but in reality quite average.
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