Fondation Claude Monet

Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Fondation Claude Monet Reviews: 4.5/5

Fondation Claude Monet
4.5
Speciality Museums • Gardens
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
These beautiful gardens inspired Impressionist Claude Monet's most famous work.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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fulmen
Morelia, Mexico331 contributions
beautiful gardens
Sep 2021
It is a pleasant experience to walk in the gardens that inspired Monet for his famous paintings. The pond, the bridge, the paths, benches... You can feel transported back in time.
You can also visit his house.
Written October 25, 2021
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Oilibhear
Ennis, Ireland126 contributions
Lived up to expectations and more
Sep 2021
Long on our wish list but put off by stories of how crowded it always is, we finally decided to take the plunge this year hoping that if there was ever a time the crowds might be bearable it might be now at the tail end of the pandemic.

We reserved online for a 10.30 start and were allowed in early without any problem. Yes, it was crowded even at that time but bearably so. It was all well managed and it rarely became a problem even the tricky bit of going through the house.

Needless to say the gardens were magnificent and the photo opportunities came thick and fast. Monet's house is beautiful and they have done an excellent job making it suitable for the throughput of so many visitors without affecting it's integrity.

We were delighted to have finally made it here and my wife, a committed gardener, was on Cloud 9.
Written October 7, 2021
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Brenda G
Los Angeles, CA79 contributions
Beautiful but prepared for crowds
Sep 2021 • Couples
We were there on a Thursday in late September. Parking was ample and free. If you are looking to eat nearby there are a handful of restaurants immediately outside the house.

We bought our tickets online before going. It was for 2:30 p.m. though we got there about 30 minutes earlier and had no problem going in.

The house and gardens are wonderful, staff was friendly, everyone was required to wear masks and we were required to put sanitizer on our hands when entering the house and gift shop. The only reason I am not giving it five stars is because of how crowded it was. We were not pressed for time so we we were able to wait out the flows of crowds in certain areas to get better pictures and/or just not be packed into certain areas but if not for that it’s hard to get pictures without a crowd being in your shots. Still, it’s a beautiful place and definitely a must for any fan of Monet.
Written September 27, 2021
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JRM
Penetanguishene, Canada68 contributions
A dream like setting
Aug 2021
We visited this splendid attraction on a balmy, cloudless August afternoon when the gardens of Giverny were in full bloom and the gentle surrounding foliage afforded a pleasing cover from the baking sun. Monet's house was a delight to amble through. It was also wonderful to get a first hand impression of the tranquil scenery which served as the subject of so many of his paintings. A must for lovers of impressionist art.
Written September 20, 2021
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BobxxxxCindy
North Palm Beach, FL1,357 contributions
Do not miss
Jul 2021
Incredible experience. Includes Monet's residence which is fully furnished with the furniture and paintings etc. that are original to his home. The surrounding garden is beautiful but does not compare to walking along the stream that inspired much of his work. Photo opportunities at every turn.
Written September 18, 2021
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Matt A
Hermosa Beach, CA399 contributions
It looks better in the paintings
Sep 2021 • Solo
This is a small and pretty house, with some small and pretty gardens, in a small and pretty town about 1.5 hrs outside Paris.

It’s all very perfect and pretty, I just found it a bit underwhelming.

Maybe because in real life, flowers and lili pads don’t look as whimsical and magical as they do in impressionist paintings.

Also, you can’t get the exact photo Monet used to paint the Japanese bridge - you’d have to row to the middle of the pond.

They’ve got a great gift shop.
Written September 14, 2021
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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore10,781 contributions
Very lovely and serene gardens
Sep 2021
I did a guided live-streamed tour with Flo from Heygo. It rained before the tour and stopped in time for Flo to show us the two wonderful gardens, a flower garden in front of the house and the more famous water lily pond garden with the Japanese bridge. The second garden was started ten years after Monet's arrival at Giverny and constructed on land bought on the other side of the road from his house. Flo was an excellent guide and was passionate in showing us the wide varieties of flowers in the gardens. He mentioned that the gardens are taken care of by eleven gardeners,
Before going to the water lily pond, we visited Claude Monet's house just when it started to drizzle slightly. Flo also explained much about Claude Monet's life.
The yellow dining room and blue kitchen are both striking, cosy and homely. We also saw that Claude Monet was a big fan of the Japanese woodwork prints.
When we left the house, we were so thankful that the rain had stopped and the sun was out. Flo gave us lots of opportunity to admire the flowers in the gardens in this lovely weather.
Finally he brought us to the water lily pond. He extended his tour to allow us to enjoy this second garden as it was rather quiet now and we almost had the whole garden to ourselves and Flo explained that he never got tired of the gardens despite repeated visits. We took lovely postcards of the gardens and house.
Written September 11, 2021
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Toxoman
New York City, NY759 contributions
Bucket List Checked
Jul 2021
It is so easy to take the train to Giverny and spend half a day in Monet's lovely gardens and pond, then dine in the quaint small town itself.
Written September 4, 2021
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YolieG
Chicago, IL75 contributions
Beautiful gardens
Jul 2021
Great place! Beautiful gardens, the house was modest, but with beautiful early painting from Monet. The views of the gardens from the house are spectacular!!! We walked the garden, the weather was great and when we were there it was not crowded at all, we were able to go back to the gardens for photos.
Written September 2, 2021
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Spirou
Paris, France8 contributions
This used to be a lovely place
Aug 2021
This place is a victim of its success. We had reserved for a Thursday afternoon...the amount of people inside the house and gardens was so excessive we had to jostle to move around anywhere, many areas are simply cordoned off with chains and a couple of the staff looked downtrodden and were borderline rude. The gift shop prices are outrageous.
Written August 30, 2021
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