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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
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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Kemah, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

For handicapped persons, the walk from the parking area to the house and garden is quite lengthy. That being said, seeing the waterlilies from several different perspectives was rewarding, and I did get several pictures. I saw, but did not cross, the Japanese bridge, which is really quite small. It rained the day I visited, so I did not spend... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is a charming and educational getaway from the Paris city hubbub. The gardens are peaceful and his home really makes one feel what it was like to live there. The bright yellow dining room and adjacent blue kitchen are the perfect artistic colors I can imagine that many impressionist painter/friends loved to have dinner there with Monet and family.... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you are in Giverny then Monet's House and Gardens are your main reason for being here,the gardens are in two parts seperated by a road with a underpass connecting the two.We were very impressed with the Japanese Water Gardens and they made for some stunning photos if very crowded,there are many viewpoints for your photos ,the water lilies are... More

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Hampshire
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39 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited Monet's garden and house on a Sunday afternoon in July, knowing that we would find it busy. First impressions are that the site is managed sympathetically and efficiently, with the staff smartly dressed (men in suits), polite and helpful. Car parking is very adequate, even in peak periods, with a separate car park for motorhomes and tall vehicles.... More

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chislehurst
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A beautiful garden smaller than expected and very busy even though we arrived soon after opening time on a Wednesday. It is well worth buying your tickets on line to avoid having to queue. You can then go in through the group entrance and go round the water garden first. July is a good time to visit as the dahlias... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I was in France for a month last July and this was one of the best places I've visited. Definitely in my top 3. A friend who lives in Paris drove us there. We spent three hours or more walking around the garden in the house! It felt like I had died and went straight to heaven. Will do it... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

On the plus side, the water lily pond is absolutely magnificent, and it was well worth the trip for this alone. But the rest of the gardens, while not a disappointment, were most definitely in need of some weeding, trimming and general tidy up. With the number of people who visit daily, I was quite surprised not to see staff... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The Monet House and particularly the Gardens are well worth a side trip from Paris. We were there in July and the gardens were lovely. Not overly crowded as it was a cloudy day. My travelling companions took hundreds of photos. Of course the lily pond is the main attraction but it's all just lovely. Wish I'd had time to... More

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Sydney Australia
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

These gardens are truly magnificent. Expect lots of people and busloads of tour groups, but don't let that put you off as there are some quiet spots in the garden away from the main views of the bridge and pond. When we travelled the peonies were out and were beautiful. The gardens are a profusion of colour. The house is... More

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful gardens; interesting house, great gift shop. Suggest you get there at least 10-15 minutes before opening in order to see at least some of it without an overwhelming crowd in your way. Go to the water garden first as this gets the busiest, the fastest. Flowers are fabulous in late May/early June. Order your tickets online before you go--it's... More

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