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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 5 Attractions in Giverny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Wooburn Green
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The colours and planting of the garden are magnificent, even at this time of year. Monet's house is also very interesting and a lovely insight into the artist's life. It's also very accessible, with plentiful parking

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Traveled here in August and enjoyed a tour through the gardens. Flowers were perfect. It feels as though you are walking through a painting. Does not disappoint! I had my young daughter in a stroller and it was difficult to navigate. To get to the Waterlily pond a staff member led me through an alternate path otherwise I would not... More

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Rehoboth, MA, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

An absolute must see if you like Monet or impressionism. Little to add to what others have said. The gardens, the house, the pond are perfect.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to see Monet's home and garden while on a tour with Viking River cruises. What a wonderful experience. We were one of the first groups to arrive so it was mostly empty. That made for great pictures with the changing light. Loved seeing the places he painted. The gardens are not formal but kind of... More

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We had arrived in Paris the day before and met our friends at the hotel where we were all staying. The plan was to take the Metro to Gare St. Lazare and from there take the train to Vernon and the bus to Giverny and meet the guide at Monet's house and garden. Although we had planned everything ourselves and... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We were there on October 4th. This day trip was wonderful. The gardens were surprisingly beautiful for the time of year. The place was not crowded - a good time to visit. Took the 10am train from Gare Saint Lazare to Vernon (you buy the tickets from the yellow machines at the far end - where it says "Grandes Lignes";... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

One of the top tourist attractions in my life. A beautiful place. You don't have to be an artist to impress the beauty around. Claude Monet's pictures are being brought to life.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Peaceful town. Over-priced gift shop at Monet's house. The garden had some interesting features but hardly a killer with fascinating, rare perennials, though one can certainly understand where Monet's images sprung from by inspecting his greenery. Maybe that is the point that the garden was really filled with common plants, that are well organized. And he painted the common beauty... More

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Oakton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A visit well worth the time - everything about the gardens and the surrounding village is interesting and very well kept. As an art instructor we had pre-arranged for me to teach a workshop after hours and this was the most magical experience for me and my class. At 5pm (we were there in early July) the general public leaves... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We took the train to Giverney. On arrival they have a highly organised bus shuttle that takes you on 10 minute to the area. Plan to spend a few hours enjoying Monet's lovely gardens and the house. Apparently summer months draw huge crowds, but September was just perfect, to enjoy a leisurely walk and imagine what inspired the great impressionist.... More

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