Giverny is a small village some 80 km west of Paris in Normandy. The village is best known for the house and garden which Impressionist painter Claude Monet had stayed for 43 years. Giverny was the first stop of our road trip in France and we made a mistake of allocating too little time for this amazing place.

Entrance fee to the garden and house is at €9.50 €10.20 (*updated).

The portrait of Mr Oscar-Claude Monet (14 Nov 1840 – 5 Dec 1926)  the founder of French Impressionist painting greeted you as you enter into the compound.

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The garden of tranquility and zen. The green Japanese bridge was the subject in many of his paintings.

The lovely flowers in the garden of Monet’s house. According to the website, the flowers are at its best during the late summer.

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He lived in this pink crushed brick facade from 1883 until his death in 1926.

My favourite place in the house was the kitchen! I love the blue tiles, brass pots and pans!

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The dining area with the yellow furnitures looks inviting for a yummy dinner at home.

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Another favourite area got to be the study area and the tea area. Imagining myself seated at the desk area writing my blog or having a cup of tea with cakes looking out to the lovely flowers in the garden… such peace…

Go beyong Paris and this place serves as a good day trip or stay longer to enjoy this little village.

 

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