Monet's House, Giverny

Monet lived here with his eight children, he spent much of his time in his studio and cultivating his garden.

TravelCurious Tip

Unfortunately, if you want to see the garden in bloom you will have to stomach the crowds. However, the earlier in the day you go, the better

Giverny is a commune in the north of France. It’s main claim to fame is that Monet once lived there. It is said that he noticed the picturesque village of Giverny while looking out a train window and decided right then to move there. In 1890 he bought a property and went about creating the magnificent gardens he would go on to paint.

He lived there until his death in 1926, in the house with the famous pink crushed brick façade. It has now become a museum open to the public after large-scale restoration work. The studio has been restored and the collection of precious Japanese prints has been returned to the rooms, hung as Monet himself intended.

What’s more, the gardens have been replanted as they were, and you must go in summer when the flowers are in bloom. You will recognise the scenes of some of his most famous paintings: the Japanese bridge over the pond, with water lilies, wisterias and azaleas, or the archways with climbing plants entwined around metal. The gardens are a masterpiece in their own right.

Elsewhere in Giverny, there is also the Museum of Impressionism which is dedicated to the history of the impressionist movement, of which Monet was a key proponent. For decades after his death, admiring artists would come to live and paint in Giverny as he did, giving rise to the Giverny art colony.

Nearby Attractions

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Versailles Gardens
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Utah Beach
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Monet's Water Garden
An inspiration for his work, he was particularly interested in the play of light and clouds onto the water.
The Clos Normand
The flower garden at the front of the house which Monet tirelessly worked on with his wife Alice.
Best known as Vincent van Gogh´s place of death, the pretty little town of Auvers-Sur-Oise on the northwestern outskirts of Paris, gained its fame as on 19th Century a number of painters lived and worked here.
Musical Fountains show
Enjoy the extraordinary beauty of the water features synchronised to the tune of period music.

Related Tours

Private tour from Paris: Claude Monet's house in Giverny (tickets included)
A must for any art enthusiast, this tour will whisk you away to Giverny to explore the life and work of Monet.

  • Visit the home of Claude Monet, where he lived with his wife Alice and eight children.
  • See Monet’s collection of stunning Japanese prints.
  • Admire Monet’s watergarden which inspired much of his work.
  • Private car pick-up and drop-off from place of your choice.
Take a trip to Giverny and visit the home of the leader of the Impressionist art movement, Claude Monet. The artist lived in this house with his wife Alice and his eight children. Here you will be able to see the famous watergarden which inspired much his work, which he painted over decades. You and your guide will explore Monet’s house at your own pace, and see his collection of Japanese prints which had subtle influences on his work. Finally, see the Clos Normand, the remainder of his garden which he tirelessly worked on throughout his time there.

We built this tour because 
Monet's water lilies are some of the most recognisable and iconic impressionist paintings, yet few have ventured to Giverny to see Monet's inspiration.  


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