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The Clos Normand - Fondation Claude Monet

84, rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny, France
33 -2 32 51 28 21
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Gardens
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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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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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Has visiting exhibitions, was Belgian impressionists when we went. No entrance fee on the 1st Sunday in the month!!! Only 3 euros for a very good audio guide which also covered the Monet Section of the museum. Has it's own little garden in front which was interesting too.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I didnt realise that the Clos wasnt part of the House and Gardens until I came here to write a review. Its closeby and definitely worth a look. We could hear a loud cacophony of sound while we were walking around the gardens and we wondered what it was. Surprisingly, it the small frogs in the Clos. They make a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Everything was wonderful. We loved everything about the gardens and the house. Since 500,000 people visit a year I guess their a reason. It is so beautiful

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I discovered several American Impressionists that I had never seen before and really enjoyed that part of the exhibition, but the permanent collection was very disappointing. If the American collection had not been there, there would have been no point in going to the museum.

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Malvern, Worcs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This review should, ideally be read alongside my review of Monet's House & Garden, where I am critical of the ticketting & guiding system. We reached this garden through a drab underpass beneath the road that separates it from the House. The paths are fairly narrow and the crowds at 1030hrs were already fairly congested. This meant progress was fairly... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We took the morning train from Gare-St-Lazare to Vernon Station,only 45 minutes,from where a shuttle bus delivers you to Giverny. The carpark, one of five, removes any allusion about sharing this quiet hamlet by yourself. Sixteen,giant tourist- transporters have already disgorged their occupants.....oohhh,what the hell,you are here,are you not?.......yes,it is a very popular spot! This is the home of the... More

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