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Giverny is a charming commune in Normandy. The "village of painters" will captivate you with its various tourist attractions.

The village of Giverny is intimately associated with artists, and with painting in particular, the famous Claude Monet having moved there in 1883. While other painters of various nationalities followed in his footsteps years later, Giverny now owes its fame and its appeal as a tourist destination to the fact that Claude Monet lived there.

Art lovers and budding artists will love visiting Giverny to admire the house and gardens of Claude Monet. With 627,000 visitors in 2014, it is the second most visited place in Normandy after Mont-Saint-Michel. The many facets of this site, listed as a historic monument since 26 April 1976, will amaze you, starting with its remarkable garden, consisting of the Clos Normand, a one-hectare space running alongside the house, and the water garden, which inspired one of his magnificent paintings: Water Lilies. You'll love the tranquillity and beauty of this Japanese-inspired garden, which sees waters from the River Epte flowing beneath bridges over water lily-covered ponds, near a large weeping willow, with bamboo and rhododendron-lined banks. A true masterpiece!

To remain immersed in the world of artists, you'll undoubtedly visit Giverny Museum of Impressionism, which is dedicated to Impressionism in all its forms, both in France and from elsewhere. Open from 25 March to 6 November, it hosts numerous exhibitions and art lovers will happily spend the day there, perhaps enjoying lunch in the museum's restaurant.

And because everyone has their own tastes, Giverny also offers stunning opportunities for walks in the Normandy countryside. The Lézard and Astragale paths in particular will guide you through a kaleidoscope of colours as you explore the typical landscape of the region, meadows dotted with sheep, where orchids grow here and there and murgers, mounds of rocks used by ancient farmers, can be seen.

Don't delay any longer: come and visit this charming village of artists, just near Paris.

Top hotels in Giverny

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Le Jardin des Plumes, The Originals Collection (Relais du Silence)
Le Jardin des Plumes, The Originals Collection (Relais du Silence)
1, rue du Milieu, Giverny, Eure

Situated in Giverny, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Church of Saint-Radegonde and Claude Monet's Garden at Giverny. Impressionism Museum and Monet House ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (45 reviews)

"Welcoming staff in a very convenient spot to visit Monet Gardens and museum. Un fortunately although there was a large batch in our room there was no hot water"…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2019

Le Jardin des Plumes, The Originals Collection (Relais du Silence)
La Dime de Giverny - Cottages
La Dime de Giverny - Cottages
2, rue de la Dîme, Giverny
Free cancellation
£177
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

Situated in a rural location, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Church of Saint-Radegonde and Claude Monet's Garden at Giverny. Impressionism Museum ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (87 reviews)
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"Very nice place with excellent service and breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

La Dime de Giverny - Cottages
L'étable Givernoise
L'étable Givernoise
Rue de Falaise, 9, Giverny
£126
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Situated in Giverny, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monet House Museum and Claude Monet's Garden at Giverny. Impressionism Museum and Church of ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Overnight stay in Giverny

"We enjoyed our night at L’etable Givernoise. We were greeted on arrival and shown our accomodation. Tea coffee juice all provided. Very comfortable, made to feel welcome. There was even a bottle of cider for us to share. Would recommend"…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2018

L'étable Givernoise

Popular things to do in Giverny

Claude Monet's Garden at Giverny
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Claude Monet's Garden at Giverny

5/5(9 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Claude Monet's Garden at Giverny, a popular green space in Giverny. While you're in the area, wander around the gardens.

Monet House Museum
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Monet House Museum

4.5/5(6 reviews)

You can spend an afternoon browsing the exhibits at Monet House Museum in Giverny. While you're in the area, wander around the gardens.

Impressionism Museum
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Impressionism Museum

4.5/5(3 reviews)

You can spend an afternoon exploring the galleries in Impressionism Museum during your travels in Giverny. While you're in the area, wander around the gardens.

Top activities in Giverny

Privately Guided Tour of Giverny and Versailles (9 Hours)
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Privately Guided Tour of Giverny and Versailles (9 Hours)

£139
Per adult
Private Transfer from House of Claude Monet to Paris City Center
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Private Transfer from House of Claude Monet to Paris City Center

£40
Per adult
Giverny Monet's House Day Trip from Paris
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Giverny Monet's House Day Trip from Paris

£85
Per adult
Giverny - Claude Monet's House & Gardens - Private Trip
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Giverny - Claude Monet's House & Gardens - Private Trip

£87
Per adult
Versailles and Giverny Private Day Tour
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Versailles and Giverny Private Day Tour

£721
Per adult
Private Tour of Giverny & Versailles with Skip-the-Line Entrance
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Private Tour of Giverny & Versailles with Skip-the-Line Entrance

80% of travellers recommend
£112
Per adult

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May 16, 2019

Understandably, it can become very crowded and the normal entry queue to the house/garden is long. Therefore visit the museum (which is much less crowded)the day before and buy a combined museum/garden ticket, and enter the house/gardens as they open