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The Clos Normand - Fondation Claude Monet

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84 rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny, France
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

I took the train to Giverny from Gare St-Lazare, which was in itself a disappointment - it had been covered with a "wrap" so you couldn't see out the windows and appreciate the valley of the Seine! At the station, there was a wildly overcrowded...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David G
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Stunningly out of control looking gardens that are beautifully maintained. In a two hour period, you will experience beautiful vistas loaded with serenity. No wonder Monet could sit here all day and paint what he saw. The village is an interesting walk around as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank undertaker01
Reviewed November 12, 2018

We arrived in Vernon on the Seine, as part of a cruise trip. Fortunately, this allowed us to arrive early in the day. After admission, go directly to the pond area, as it gets very crowded later in the day. We were blessed with sunny...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Manuel B
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We visited Giverny by bike from a River Cruise.... perfect way to see it.... unfortunately the particular day we went it was VERY crowded and VERY hot..... I'd love to go back under other conditions....

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GinnyNM
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Monet’s Garden is absolutely stunning. You only need about 2 hours to fully enjoy everything including the pond, gardens and house. The landscaping is just amazing. Definitely go see!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank emm1122
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Expect to spend all day at Giverny, from Paris take train, buy tickets at train station, when get to Vernon, train stop, take either bus or little tour train, look at time of return versus train schedule, pretty tricky. Tram is about same price but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

I went to Giverny by taking a train from paris to Vernon, then it took the bus shuttle just by the station to Giverny. It gets easier when you reach there ... signs and directions are very clear and easy. Beautiful walk ways to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hessa A
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

It is worth to go to see the gardens of Giverny Monet's paintings, to see the garden that has become a botanical museum that fascinates the famous water lily pool, its green tiny bridge and its many kinds of scents. Don't look for a big...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Buket Y
Reviewed September 23, 2018

My husband and I left from Paris on an early train to get to Giverny early and hopefully to the gardens before most of the tourist buses. We were there by 9:30 and there were already so many buses and people in the gardens, that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

Even in September the gardens are very colourful, although more pleasant when the sun is out. Quieter earlier in the morning. By 12 it was much busier with coach trips. It's also worth buying tickets before going.

Date of experience: September 2018
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June 6, 2017|
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Response from Agnes Q | Reviewed this property |
It's when it opens for the day. I also booked online and my printed ticket had the same information, but we went in a little later. It's good to arrive early, though, because it gets crowded. If you have a printed ticket... More
August 26, 2015|
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Response from Michelle C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, same thing - only with the tour you get a guide, if you don't do the tour, you are free to walk around by yourself. We didn't do the tour. It is definitely something to see, beautiful! Enjoy!