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Review of Claude Monet's House and Gardens

Claude Monet's House and Gardens
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Owner description: These beautiful gardens inspired Impressionist Claude Monet's most famous work.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Really worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

We took a day out of our week in Paris to spend it in Giverny. It is an hour out of the city by train.

It was a glorious day in a quaint village that was topped with the visit to Monet's gardens and house.

The village is well worth being discovered at leisure. We visited an artist studio located on the main street and spent a good hour chatting with the owner. After a street side degustation of apple liquor, we arrived at Monet's house for a leisurely stroll in the Gardens. The scenery exceeded our expections with a mind boggling variety of flowers and colours. The Japanese bridge was unfortunately very crowded.

The house itself is more impressive externally than internally as we expected to see more momentos of the great man on display. The views of the gardens from the upper floor are excellent.

A late lunch in the square bordering the house was tasty and reasonably priced.

Visited June 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“What a letdown!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Don't go to Giverny in March! The grasses & leaves have not even sprouted. We only saw the beautiful scenery thru the postcards and pictures sold there. We were told to come again in May or June to see the fowers.

Visited March 2013
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Plano, Texas
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“Monet Home and Canvas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

I am not an artist but a recent diversion from the bustle of Paris north to Monet's home in the country was a pleasant surprise that I will remember for the rest of my life. My wife and I spent several hours walking the grounds, taking photos, listening to stories, and experiencing the same views and surroundings that inspired Monet and others to paint outdoor scenery - the impressionism that he made famous. The grounds are well maintained, the lily pond is still there, the house preserved as it was and the history is well documented. I really felt like I experienced a special part of French culture here and gained a new appreciation for art.

Visited July 2012
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England, United Kingdom
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“Management could do much better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Had to queue despite having bought tickets in advance as the door admitting prepaid ticketholders was locked all day. Not much information provided; toilets were very poor and management just did not seem to make any effort. The entry system seems disorganised even though it was relatively quiet when we visited. Must be a nightmare in the summer!

Visited April 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

I went here in spring. Not all the flowers were out but is still looked really good. If I go back to France, this will be a place I go to again. The gift shop's prices are very reasonable too. To top it off, it was not busy. Even if it was busy, it would not feel crowded as it is very big and spacious because there are lots of different ways to walk. It is a very nice place especially to take pictures.

Visited March 2013
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