Live: Claude Monet’s Garden at Giverny, France

For art, history or garden lovers a trip to France would not be complete without a visit to the beautfiful gardens and homestead of artist Claude Monet in Giverny. The spectacular gardens, set across two acres in the French countryside, are where the Master of Impressionism painted some of his most famous works. There is a stunning array of flowers, walkways, meandering waterways and the famous bridge and lily ponds that appears in a number of his paintings.

Giverny is approximately 45 minutes from Paris by train (station is Gare St Lazare), you will need to alight at Vernon and from here take the little train at the front of the station that transports you to Giverny via the scenic route, highlighting places of interest along the way.

Tickets to enter the garden (9.50 euro for adults) can be purchased on the day at the entrance. The little village of Giverny is beautiful itself (we will do another blog post soon on the town) so we advise making sure you have at least an hour to wander around the town either before or after you visit the gardens.

We were surprised by the sheer variety of the plants and flowers in the gardens (particularly the stunning dahlias) and the peacefulness of this beautiful spot. The entry ticket allows you to wander around Monet’s family home (another post on this coming soon) and see how the artist lived. We recommend visiting duting the shoulder season when the weather is still lovely and the flowers are in full bloom but the summer crowds have dispersed.
















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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Interesting to see the garden at this time of year. Thanks

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  2. Lovely! I was there a few years ago and loved it. So nice to see these beautiful sunny pictures in cold, gray London 🙂

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  3. I’ve never seen a more beautiful post! Inspiring.

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  4. Wow, so beautiful – what a great post.

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  5. Absolutely stunning. I was there in the spring and saw it from a totally different vantage point. The tulips were in bloom and the roses were not running on the pathway. It was no more or less stunning. But, what a treat to see it in the fall. I can only imagine what it will look like when the leaves start changing in the late fall. Thank you so much for taking me back to my trip from a few months back. It is such a beautiful place.

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  6. The Moore The Merrier says:

    So beautiful. It’s amazing to see what inspired him when he painted his pieces.

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  7. This place is wonderful!! I really want to go there right now…
    love, thp

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  8. Sheila Moss says:

    What a beautiful place. Thanks for posting the pictures.

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  9. I would love to go to France…on my bucket list! Thanks for sharing!

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