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Fondation Claude Monet

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These beautiful gardens inspired Impressionist Claude Monet's most famous work.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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84 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny, France
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We were a little afraid that the gardens would be a bit tired at the end of September but they were really glorious! If you are in the area, you must stop. If you are near enough to make a visit, you must stop. In...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I took my 13 year old son here for a day trip and it was an amazing day. We caught the train from Paris (st Lazare) - I bought tickets online in advance which made the journey simpler. We used the bus service from the...More

Thank Twistymac
Reviewed 2 days ago

Walk through Monet's Gardens and his house. You can see his paintings come to life before your eyes. Giverny is also a charming little village to walk around in. It can get crowded since it is a very popular attraction. Be patient and wait for...More

Thank Hockeydad900
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We caught the TGV train from Gare St Lazare Paris to Vernon ( 40 minutes) and then the shuttle bus to Giverney. The shuttle bus costs 5 euro each way. We spent a very long time in the queue waiting to purchase a ticket for...More

Thank Katherine8998
Reviewed 2 days ago

A dream came true on a beautiful and sunny day as we visited the incredible Monet’s Garden. I had set my expectations for a late summer visit but was totally delighted to see row after row of gorgeous flowers in all the colors blooming profusely....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was my third trip to the house and gardens and I would come again. I spent two days taking in the gorgeous flowers, the changing light, and the hordes of tourists. This place is pretty magical, even though at times it gets too crowded....More

Thank 6continents2010
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Monet’s Garden is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. There are actually two gardens separated by a tunnel. The first is close to his house. It is rows of flowers impeccably maintained and rich in variety and color. Then you go to...More

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you plan to drive to Mont. St. Michel, it will be perfect to stop at Giverny first. There are two gardens within the Foundation, and the lower one - lily pond and bamboos were Monet’s recreation of Japanese garden. We prepared our own lunch...More

Thank jz-in-WashingtonDC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

45 mimutes waiting in line makes you lose the fantasy. Too busy. Beautiful but could have a least one more cashier...

Thank Annarneri
Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed seeing the house and gardens, despite the crowds. The gardens near the house were dahlia heaven! You can get good photographs of the weeping willows and water lilies if you are patient.

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Tracy T
September 22, 2018|
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Response from 1949etwall | Reviewed this property |
Queues not anywhere as bad as those at Versailles- queues in my experience are able to be coped with at Givergny.
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Jacqui13Blackpool
September 8, 2018|
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Response from maggie874 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about this one.Try going on line they should have some answers.If not the tourist office should be able to help,they all speak English.
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Penny S
September 6, 2018|
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Response from Lanajoduncan | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is better to get in early! There are many tour busses. Go to the Lilly Ponds first. It gets packed. There is just one little walkway that goes around. The ponds.
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