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The Clos Normand - Fondation Claude Monet

Address: 84, rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny, France
Phone Number: 33 -2 32 51 28 21
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Giverny
Type: Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Loved the lily ponds and seeing the view that Monet actually painted. The house was interesting and loved seeing the view from his studio and some of the original paintings.

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Ballarat, Australia
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86 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Early May found Le Clos Normand aglow with iris, rhodedendrons, tulips, peonies and more. Meanwhile at the water lily pond, not only was the wisteria in bloom but frogs mated on the lily pads, dancing maroon, on the water and created unique sound effects. Where was Monet? He may be long dead, but he was here, more present than he... More 

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McDonough, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

i loved the history of a great artist,as well the many different gardens,the lily ponds. Also enjoyed the home where he lived. This was one of the highlights of my vacation. I did not dislike anything.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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245 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It was raining – gently, but steadily -- when we visited these gardens. This made photography very challenging, and I didn’t get photos of the quality I had hoped for. Nevertheless, the rain didn’t dampen our enthusiasm. We could see Monet’s artistic eye everywhere we looked, and this place is beautiful in any weather. I should have worn a hooded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

To walk the paths around the water features brings Monet's vision to life. While there were crowds, they tended to congregate in just a few areas, leaving the majority of the paths to ourselves. To view the pond through the hanging branches of the large willow tree is like looking back in time.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Clos is really the Water Gardens next to (or really behind and beyond the road of) Monet's House and Gardens. You have access to them when you purchase your ticket for Monet's House. You can access them either through an underground walkway ( goes under the road) or through a gate with a guide's assistance if you cannot use... More 

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Washington DC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We did not sit down at the restaurant, which looks like it would have been pretty with all the flowers by the outdoor tables. It was good that they had a take-away option, so we stood in line for tickets to Monet's House and ate lunch and had a glass of wine. The tomato and cheese salad came with a... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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219 reviews 219 reviews
47 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

One would think that a number of Monet's works would be available to view in a museum within a couple of blocks of his historic home. NOT SO. There were only 2 of his works in the gallery. The balance of the galleries had displays of impressionist painters. But, the museum is not all that large. Unless you are a... More 

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Athens, Greece
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Like everyone says, it is worth to see it in one's life, very beautiful and furnished. But how is it possible to wait so much under the burning sun in the street before entering. Not even a "fast pass" type ticket for those who book on the Internet because there is not even this possibility. They clearly must improve on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Fantastic place well worth seeing, had a such a fantastic day:))) would recomend to everyone. You have fantastic gardens to see over there with those famous popy fields and watter lilies as well as gorgeous house of Monet.

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