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Claude Monet's House and Gardens

rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny, France
33 232 51 28 21
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Giverny
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Type: Gardens, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: These beautiful gardens inspired Impressionist Claude Monet's most famous work.
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I have no expectation when I was invited by my friend to visit this place. This place including the town has a wow factor. I visited Girveny during spring and it was just beautiful! Many of scenes painted by Claude Monet came alive here. Definitely one of the highlight of my trip to France. Simply lovely !

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suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If you are in the area make sure you stop off at Giverny and visit Claude Monet's house and gardens. The gardens are spectacular and the house fascinating. Book your tickets in advance online to save yourself standing in the very long queues which form early every day. Spectacular planting and the chance to stand where Monet stood as he... More

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Great Falls, Va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Even I wanted to paint something after seeing this, and EVERYONE is a professional photographer (including me). Monet was onto something here, living in a garden with color coordinated flower gardens, lily covered ponds (with loud frogs), and gorgeous little streams flowing through. It takes a while to get there and back (total about 2 hours for train and bus,... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I actually prefer these gardens to Versailles. I visited in April and it was really beautiful with the most amazing display of spring flowers. Too early for the waterlilies but I didn't miss them as much as I had thought when everything else was so pretty. It does get really busy so getting there early was worth it. I wanted... More

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meaux
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Are u kidding me? This garden is the most beautiful garden I have ever seen. They must have more flowers per sqm than any other gardens except for a flower farm. I went early April, just after it opens for spring. You must go. The house is also very cute. The paintings of Monet pale in comparison to these gardens.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Catch the 7.20 from Gare Lazare direction Rouen. After 45 minutes you arrive at a wonderful medieval town of Vernon and can easily walk to Giverny - about one hour on a nice paved path which you share with some cyclists and dog walkers. Make sure to buy a pain au raisin to give you extra energy - Boulangeries galore... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

One runs out of new or fresh adjectives when perusing prior reviews which speak of "spectacular, unforgettable, excellent, amazing, beautiful, etc...". In fact, I just saw a review which says "you quickly run out of adjectives to describe the beauty of this place..." There are wonderful rows of flowers which have a perfect balance of organization and random splashing of... More

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Springfield, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

When I first planned this trip to France, I placed Giverny, the hometown of the famous Impressionist artist, Claude Monet, on my must see list. As things worked out, though, Giverny ended up on our list of stops for our very last day in France as we made our way toward the ferry at Calais to return to England. Unfortunately,... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The gardens were especially beautiful in the rain and the rain kept the crowd to a minimum so getting around was easy. The house is wonderful and the artwork and the memories and the history are all around you. Monet was a master with a brush and a garden tool.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Monet considered his gift to the world to be his garden. I might have to contest that given the treasures of his paintings. However, the gardens would be a close second. We have enjoyed them in autumn and spring, and it would be hard to pick a favorite. There aren't enough superlative adjectives to describe the brilliant colors, the delightful... More

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