Escapades-normandy,  Normandy

Giverny – a garden full of colors from Claude Monet

Hi there! Today I’m taking you to Giverny! If you probably heard about this Seine-side village before, I’m not surprised! Indeed, the famous impressionist Claude Monet lived there and created one of the most beautiful garden!

Giverny, a one-of-kind garden

Claude Monet decided to split the garden in two parts. The first one, named “Le Clos Normand” is in front of the house. The “Japanese inspired water garden” is situated on the other side of the road.

  1. In “Le Clos Normand” you’ll admire many varieties of flowers, from the simplest ones like daisies, to more exotic ones! This part of the garden is wild, as Claude Monet desired, with various colorful aisles! For the record: he simply planted flowers based on their color and let them grow freely thereafter.
  2. Japanese inspired water garden offers a very different landscape, more peaceful to the eye and mind. There you will discover the Japanese bridge covered with wisteria (that Monet painted no fewer than 45 times!), the weeping willows, a bamboo wood, and especially the famous water lilies! You’ll feel relaxed instantly!

Before leaving Giverny, you should also visit the Impressionist museum, which promote the Impressionist movement. You’ll learn more about the impressionist movement in France, including artists of the Seine Valley such as Eugène Boudin, but also from abroad.

Ready to discover this colorful world with your own eyes? Please leave me your thoughts or questions below!

Boujou (the Norman way to say XOXO)


Infos :

Address: 84 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny

Price: €9.50 per adult

Visit: approx. 2:30

Opening hours: everyday
from March 23 to novembre 1st 2018, from 9:30am to 6:00pm

 

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