Giverny is a commune of the Eure department (Upper or Haute Normandy) in northern France. It is best known as the location of Claude Monet’s house, garden, and water garden.
You can explore Claude Monet’s house, then visit the gardens outside that inspired his paintings. Experience Giverny’s “special light” that so influenced the work of Monet and other impressionists.
Video Tour of Monet’s Gardens:
Claude Monet first saw the village of Giverny while looking out of a train window. He made up his mind to move there and rented a house and the area surrounding it. In 1890 he bought the house and land outright and set out to create the magnificent gardens he wanted to paint. Some of his most famous paintings, such as his water lily and Japanese bridge paintings, were of his garden in Giverny. Monet lived in Giverny from 1883 until his death in 1926. He and many members of his family are interred in the village cemetery.
Website: Claude Monet’s Garden
The other main attraction of the village is the American Art Museum. Nearby Vernon is a suitable centre to visit Paris, Versailles, and Rouen.