Walk to Giverny in the footsteps of Monet

A visit to discover Giverny where the famous painter Claude Monet lived. Giverny is located in Normandy 1 h from Paris.

Hard to describe this walk, MoneyLand? Everything looks so artificial in Giverny. Auvers-Sur-Oise for Van Gogh and Barbizon for Jean-François Millet seem much more authentic. Here we feel that everything is being done to pull out his wallet. You must absolutely avoid the visit on Sunday or on French bank holiday, there is too much people ! The Japanese garden is pretty but we see the same everywhere. After I think that the visit in September should be more interesting. The Monet Foundation which manages the House of Monet, and the Museum of the impressionisms next to it close from November 1 until spring. The banks of the Seine and the region are beautiful, Monnet was right but not need to visit this house.

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Duration: 3 h.

The parking

One of the few positive aspects of this walk: the parking is large and free. The site attracts lot of people during the summer months.

The park of the museum of the impressionisms

The park of the museum of the impressionisms
Access to the park of the Museum is free, it is realized in the spirit of the Impressionists.

The museum park

The museum park
The park is not very big.

The museum of the impressionism

The Museum presents temporary exhibitions of artists who have been inspired by the work of Claude Monet. Admission fee: 7 euros. You can easily do without, there are only 2 large rooms to visit. You can see everything in 15 minutes. You have to visit it the first Sunday of the month when the Museum is free.

The restaurant of the musuem

The restaurant of the musuem
Pretty small but very nice terrace in the summer. Unfortunately the prices are expensive and the dishes are disappointing.

A street of Giverny

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A street of Giverny
Many foreign tourists in the main street.

Entrance to the House of Claude Monnet

Entrance to the House of Claude Monnet
The queue to enter to the house of Claude Monet. He lived for 43 years in this house. Entrance fee: 10,5 euros! Just don’t go there on a sunny Sundays you will be disappointed there are too many people.

'Claude Monet''s garden'

'Claude Monet''s garden'
The garden is not very large and the alleys are crowded in summer.

The garden of the house of Claude Monnet

The garden of the house of Claude Monnet
Frankly the garden is a simple garden.

The Japanese garden

The Japanese garden
Claude Monet painted his most famous paintings on the water lilies in this house. He made more than 250 paintings on this theme!

Restaurant and tourist office

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Restaurant and tourist office
Don’t expect to find a good restaurant in the main streets of Giverny!

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