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Private Car Trip to Giverny Garden from Paris
"Giverny is the second most visited cultural site of tourists coming to Paris located 80km from the capital it is in this village at the gateway to Normandy that Claude Monet lived part of his life with his wife and children. In this pink house built and expanded in length (40 meters for only 5 meters wide) the artist lived his passion for painting photography and gardening.Visit the birthplace of Impressionism to see absolutely for novices or initiates so as to understand a part of the French cultural heritage.On the ground floor : the 'blue lounge' the groceries
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Private Car Trip to Giverny Garden from Paris
"Giverny is the second most visited cultural site of tourists coming to Paris located 80km from the capital it is in this village at the gateway to Normandy that Claude Monet lived part of his life with his wife and children. In this pink house built and expanded in length (40 meters for only 5 meters wide) the artist lived his passion for painting photography and gardening.Visit the birthplace of Impressionism to see absolutely for novices or initiates so as to understand a part of the French cultural heritage.On the ground floor : the 'blue lounge' the groceries
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Giverny and Versailles Full-Day Private Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup
"While Paris is every tourist’s prime attraction and tops the most famous tourist sites in the world only a few are familiar with the beautiful and historically rich sites of Giverny and Versailles. We provide you with this once-in-a-life-time chance to visit these places in addition with Paris through our economical yet luxurious private tours that hav tourists are shown Monet’s Garden and Louis XIV palace at Versailles where they enjoy the merger of art and French aristocracy. This excursion provides you a chance to see the glamour artwork and nobleness of France at the same time. Our driver guide will provide you with the detailed life history of Monet – the famous artist who lived from 1883 – 1926 known all over the world for his famous ‘Nympheas’ painting. Visit the land of this stunning Hall of Mirrors ravishing Queen’s Apartment and opulent architecture. Here you will see the famous garden ‘a la Francaise’ and Fountain Display which is a mind-blowing show of French gardening and engineering. Meanwhile
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Claude Monet's Gardens - Clos Normand Tips (31)

The Main Garden 3

part three of my Clos Normand Tip with more pictures

When Claude Monet Purchased in 1883 the House with the Barnyard and the Garden (which was an apple orchard and a kitchen garden) from a local Apple Dealer, Hen renovated the house while retaining the pink paint outside and he then renovate d the garden, which he called Clos Normand, where he did precise designs and layouts for plantings he did of the various plants and flowering plants he wanted, he added rectangular beds of single colours of various plants and added the metallic arches in the center plus the central path is lined with nasturtiums and fragrant roses and various cherry and Japanese apricot trees in between. He had seven gardeners that tended the Clos Normand and the famous Water Lily Pond across the street.

Hours: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm everyday

Phone: +33 2 32 51 28 21



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machomikemd
Oct 28, 2016

The Main Garden 2

part two of my Clos Normand Tip with more pictures

When Claude Monet Purchased in 1883 the House with the Barnyard and the Garden (which was an apple orchard and a kitchen garden) from a local Apple Dealer, Hen renovated the house while retaining the pink paint outside and he then renovate d the garden, which he called Clos Normand, where he did precise designs and layouts for plantings he did of the various plants and flowering plants he wanted, he added rectangular beds of single colours of various plants and added the metallic arches in the center plus the central path is lined with nasturtiums and fragrant roses and various cherry and Japanese apricot trees in between. He had seven gardeners that tended the Clos Normand and the famous Water Lily Pond across the street.

Hours: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm everyday

Phone: +33 2 32 51 28 21

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machomikemd
Oct 28, 2016

The Main Garden 1

When Claude Monet Purchased in 1883 the House with the Barnyard and the Garden (which was an apple orchard and a kitchen garden) from a local Apple Dealer, Hen renovated the house while retaining the pink paint outside and he then renovate d the garden, which he called Clos Normand, where he did precise designs and layouts for plantings he did of the various plants and flowering plants he wanted, he added rectangular beds of single colours of various plants and added the metallic arches in the center plus the central path is lined with nasturtiums and fragrant roses and various cherry and Japanese apricot trees in between. He had seven gardeners that tended the Clos Normand and the famous Water Lily Pond across the street.

Hours: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm everyday

Phone: +33 2 32 51 28 21





















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machomikemd
Oct 28, 2016

May 2016 Pleasant and peaceful gardens

We were here May 2016. The day was great for walking in the gardens. My favorite flower was the red poppy. We brought red poppy seeds to plant at home. They are growing now.

The land is divided into flowerbeds where flower clumps of different heights create volume. Fruit trees or ornamental trees dominate the climbing roses, the long -stemmed hollyhocks and the coloured banks of annuals. Monet mixed the simplest flowers (daisies and poppies) with the most rare varieties.

The central alley is covered over by iron arches on which climbing roses grow. Other rose trees cover the balustrade along the house. At the end of the summer nasturtiums invade the soil in the central alley.

Claude Monet did not like organized nor constrained gardens. He married flowers according to their colours and left them to grow rather freely.

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windoweb
Aug 18, 2016
 
 
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THE WATER GARDEN

I guess this is the most well known of Monet's garden.

Just like many of us Photographer's, Monet, the Artist, was fascinated by the play of light and reflections of clouds on the water. He liked it so much, that in 1893 he acquired land at the bottom of the Clos Normand and created a Lake which then became his "water garden." He built a Japanese bridge and painted it green instead of the usual Red. There is a real oriental feeling in this part of the garden as plants in this area are bamboo, ginkgo biloba, maples, peonies, lilies and weeping willows. This is the bridge you see in his paintings.
A trail leads around both sides of the Lake, a lovely walk where there is something new around every corner, really delightful!

You have to pass through a tunnel to reach this part of the garden

ADMISSION IN 2011....8 euros
OPEN 9.30 - 6pm daily

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balhannah
Aug 23, 2011

CLOS NORMAND @ MONET'S GARDEN

On entering Monet's garden, I realized this garden was not one of those "tidy" gardens, but one of blending colours and plants. Yes, there was some nice laid out areas, like the main garden alley, but most of it is what I call an "untidy garden."
There were Fruit trees amongst the garden, climbing Roses & Rose bushes were in flower, lots and lots of Irises were in bloom, Peonies, Wallflowers, Hollyhocks and many more flowers all blooming at the same time. Claude Monet did not like organized or constrained gardens, this is obvious when you visit here.
It was a "flower feast" for the eyes.

The garden is open 9.30 - 6pm daily

ADMISSION IN 2011 FOR ADULTS....8 euros.

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balhannah
Aug 23, 2011

Reaching MONET'S GARDEN

I have to start somewhere, so why not the car-park if you are driving to the gardens.
The sign-posted car-park is not actually at the gardens, but about 200metres away. There are lots of spaces, but there are lots of people who take their cars too, so I should imagine in the high season, it would be over-full.
We found a park with our car, then followed the other people to the end of the car park, to a gate which led out onto Rue Claude Monet. This street is narrow, but pretty, with us passing by some nice public gardens. Plenty of greenery and flowers, this Village takes pride in its appearance.
Monet's Garden was about 200metres on the right after entry into the street from the car-park.

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balhannah
Aug 23, 2011

Visit Claude Monet's House and Gardens

If you are a fan of Monet, then you have to visit Giverny to see where so much of his inspiration came from. The house and gardens are a terrific place to just walk and absorb the beauty. There are many varieties of flowers and vines throughout the gardens, then across the street is the famous pond with more flowers, a wisteria covered bridge and the water lilies.

The Foundation Claude Monet is open everyday from the 1st of April to the 1st of November included (including BANK HOLIDAYS) from 9.30 am to 6 pm (last admission 5.30 pm)

Price list : Adults 8 €, Children under 12 years old and students 5 €

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Herkbert
Aug 06, 2011
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"An impression of Monet"
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"Monet's Garden"
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"Monet's Garden"
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"FLOWERS & MORE FLOWERS - THIS IS GIVERNY"
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"Monet Makes the World Go Round"
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Go round the garden- of course!

The grande allée of Giverny - the vaulted trellis is usually covered with seasonal climbing spreding plants but the roses were a little sparse on this visit.

The first picture shows the pathway leading to the house - note that the flowers beds are allowed to grow over creating zig-zagged edging.

The second picture shows the other end of the pathway leading to the back gate.

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ranger49
Feb 05, 2008

the Watergarden

Of course Giverny is probably most famous as the place where Monet painted all his waterlily/nymphea paintings. The water garden is in a seperate part of the garden that Monet bought at a later date and then had a river diverted in order to create the pond you see today. As its across a road from the main garden and house it is reached through an underpass at the far bottom corner of the main garden.

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hevbell
Oct 07, 2007

Clos Normand

After a look around the house you have to spend a good while just strolling around the gardens at the back of the house. When Monet was alive he employed a few gardeners to keep things in order and to keep colour in the garden as long as possible. We had visited in September and I was a bit concerned that it might be past its best colour wise and most of it would just be green but that wasn't the case and I was pleasantly surprised!

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hevbell
Oct 07, 2007

Enjoy the flowers

What else to do in Giverny but enjoy the flowers of Claude Monet's gardens. The waterlily pond is truly a tapestry in 3-D. With flowers of every kind blooming the waterlilies have definite competition. We were able to enjoy them all on a recent visit in June. Yes it was crowded, but it didn't seem to matter, the flowers were everything

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Segolily
Aug 11, 2007

Things to Do Near Claude Monet's Gardens - Clos Normand

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Claude Monet House

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Saint-Maclou's Aître

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The abbey church of Saint-Ouen

More impressive than Rouen's Notre Dame Cathedral is, in my opinion, the Abbey Church of St Ouen. It's also HUGE! This grand old church, built in the Norman Gothic style, was started in 1318. The...
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NOTREDAME CATHEDRAL

The Cathedral is in the heart of the historic city. is a roman catholic gothic architecture cathedral and is the seat of the Archbishop of Rouen And Normandy.. The building contains the tomb of...
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