Experience a charming day visiting Monet's House And Gardens at Giverny. Giverny is a small village fifty miles to the west of Paris, is a unique place with a timeless charm. Here, the master of Impressionism, Claude Monet, lived from 1883 until his death in 1926. For 43 years Monet settled down in this house that he completely renovated. He also transformed the whole domain, including the garden that he so much appreciated and became the model for his paintings. He used to say: "Beyond painting and gardening, I am good for nothing." He became obsessed with garden-making and his flowers accompanied him in the high and low moments of his life in Giverny.
Walking through his house and gardens, you can still feel the atmosphere that reigned at his home.. you will also marvel at the floral compositions of the gardens and the famous Japanese bridge. There are two parts in Monet's garden: a flower garden called Clos Normand in front of the house and a Japanese inspired water garden with the Nympheas and it's famous Japanese bridge on the other side of the road. The two parts of Monet's garden contrast and complement one another.