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    Talk a walk through Giverny

    by Beausoleil Updated Nov 18, 2013

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    The first time we visited Giverny, the line to get into Monet's House and Gardens was so long we decided to come back on another trip, Since we were there and had a parking place, we decided to walk around Giverny.

    It is a beautiful stone village with flowers in every possible place. I'm a great fan of hollyhocks and there was an abundance. We found a field of poppies and my husband took my photo with an umbrella a la Renoir.

    We walked through the free gardens at the Museum of Impressionisms. On another trip, we ran into a wedding at the same gardens. That was really fun. The tourists just mingled along with everyone else and we have wedding photos of them and I'm sure they have tourist photos of us.

    It's a very friendly village and there are artists set up along the streets that you can watch and talk to . . . and undoubtedly purchase paintings from.

    Street in Giverny Artist in Giverny Nasturtiums glowing in the sun Hollyhocks in Giverny
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    Visit the Giverny Museum of Impressionisms

    by Beausoleil Updated Nov 18, 2013

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    The Giverny Museum of Impressionisms, formerly the Musee d'Art Americain in Giverny, is the "other" big draw in this small village. The thing we enjoy most is visiting the gardens outside the museum. They are constantly changing. However, they are presented in a series of gardens, each in a different color. You will surely find one to your liking.

    Behind the museum is a large meadow full of poppies, cornflowers and daisies, a perfect place to have your photo taken with a large umbrella. You'll look just like a Renoir painting. Irresistible.

    The Musée des Impressionnismes is open from April first to October 31 every day except Monday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

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    FROGS

    by balhannah Written Aug 23, 2011

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    I am a Frog lover, so when I was walking around Monet's Lake listening to many Frogs croaking, I had to stop and try and find one. A bit difficult, but eventually I found the one in my photo. What kind he is, I don't know, perhaps you do?
    So "Frog Lovers," you will find them here in the Lake

    Frog in Monet's lake

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    splash of colour

    by hevbell Updated Mar 8, 2008

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    Despite visiting in mid September the garden was still full of gorgeous flowers and colour. Monet liked to have different colours dominate the garden through the year and it was definitely yellow when we were there as there were lots of these gorgeous sunflowers. Some other colours did get a lookin as well though!

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    Picture perfect

    by hevbell Written Oct 7, 2007

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    Monet painted this gorgeous scene looking back towards the house from the bottom of the garden so it may well look familiar to you! Of course he painted it when there was a bit more colour but its still pretty

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    Libation of a Different Kind.

    by lohki Updated Sep 9, 2006

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    While you are in the area why not take a detour and head up the hill to see the cidre orchards?

    I had been enjoying myself and spent far too much time in Monet’s Garden so I did not get the chance to check them out.

    The photo shows one of the many signs that marks the route and distance to the orchards, which I am told produces some of the best cidre bouché around.

    Mmmmmm I brought a bottle home and it still sits in my fridge. I know I should drink it. I want to drink it. But as soon as I open it and drink it... I no longer have a bottle of cidre bouché to enjoy, brought all the way from France!
    Oh the dilemma!

    The way to apples.
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    Giverny, Monet's Masterpiece

    by danasuzanne Written Aug 1, 2006

    When in Paris, take a short train ride to the charming, French countryside. The gardens are a marvel of both art & engineering. Monet's paintings & colour palette come alive in these grounds. I was surprised at how expansive they are. I took the Fat Tire Bike tour there. Great experience, as you have lunch on the Seine & get to ride a bike to Giverny.

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    Take a walk in the town

    by kathymof Updated Jul 17, 2005

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    Many of the residents of Giverny take great pride in their gardens. Take a walk around the town to see the private gardens. Please respect the privacy of these people though. I can't even immagine what it is like to live in a place that is flooded with tourists. It does however become very quiet at night.

    Along the road in Giverny

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    French Connection: The American Museum of Art

    by ExGuyParis Updated Feb 10, 2005

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    This museum, founded in 1992, celebrates the long-standing connection between French and American art and artists.

    The museum is open from April through October. Be sure to visit the gardens around the museum.

    American Art in Giverny
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    Dahlias and sunflowers

    by rexvaughan Written Nov 16, 2004

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    Fall is no less colorful than the other seasons. I would have thought the sunflowers would be fininshed by this time of year, but they are here in profusion. The only blossoms more plentiful than sunflowers are the dahlias and they come in a wide array of vividly wonderful colors and combinations.

    Marigold, sunflowers
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    Spring bulbs and pansies

    by rexvaughan Written Nov 16, 2004

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    In April the garden is a riot of color from tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crown imperials (frittilarias) and pansies. They have pansies with color combinations that are stunning and I have never seen many of them before.

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    Summer and the roses are abundant

    by rexvaughan Written Nov 16, 2004

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    Summer brings such a proliferation of blooms and there are roses everywhere. I think they still follow pretty much Monet's original design for the garden and they do a wonderful job of mixing the green lawns in among the vibrant colors of the blossoms. There are roses of every hue and some climbers grow across the arched trellises lining the allees.

    Roses in July
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    Japanese Prints in Monet's House

    by bpacker Updated Sep 29, 2004

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    If you come to Monet's house in Giverny and expect to see all of his beautiful paintings, you'll be sorely disappointed. Most of his major works are in the Marmotten Museum and the Musee O'say in Paris, some 73km away!

    Adorning a major portion of his walls are beautiful Japanese prints which he kept for observation and inspiration. Does it surprise you? Well, Monet was greatly influenced by the Oriental arts and he often integrated what he had learnt from Japanese art into his paintings and gardens. If you are interested to see the similarity to these Asian prints and Monet's paintings, check out my travelogue

    Pine of Success and Oumayagashi, Asakusa River

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    Charming Little Village...

    by coceng Updated Jul 15, 2004

    Giverny is a charming little village near Vernon. Vernon is also the gateway to Normandy region in France.
    Claude Monet lived in Giverny & the subjects of his paintings are related to his house, his garden & the village of Giverny itself.
    This photo is taken around Sainte Radegonde Church.The Interiors of Sainte Radegone Church

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    Charming Little Village...

    by coceng Updated Jul 15, 2004

    Giverny is a charming little village near Vernon. Vernon is also the gateway to Normandy region in France.
    Claude Monet lived in Giverny & the subjects of his paintings are related to his house, his garden & the village of Giverny itself.
    This photo is taken around Sainte Radegonde Church.The Interiors of Sainte Radegone Church

    Giverny in France
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  • La Musardiere

    123, rue Claude Monet, Giverny, 27620, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Les Bords De Seine Hotel

    21 rue du Dr Duval, La Roche-Guyon, Ãile-de-France, 95780, France

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • La Reserve

    Giverny, 27620, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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