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Review of Claude Monet's House and Gardens

Claude Monet's House and Gardens
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Owner description: These beautiful gardens inspired Impressionist Claude Monet's most famous work.
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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“Absolutely stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

On a half day trip we drove to Giverny to Monet's home, and were shown the Artists Tavern where Monet met with other artists of the impressionist era.
The gardens are extensive and stunning, however the crowds made it difficult to get the great shot of the Japanese Bridge without people on it.
If you are a lover of gardens, there is no better, and many great shots of flowers are to be had.
The tour of Monet's home (and the very yellow kitchen) is fascinating, but why we were not permitted to take photos was unclear, but politely enforced.
There's a gift/souvenir shop with a variety of books, tea towels, prints and all things Monet to purchase.
A little way up the lane is the graveyard where Monet rests, along with other member of the Monet family. There are also graves of allied soldiers, take a couple of coins from your own currency as an offering of respect on the grave.
There's a lovely pub/beer garden to grab some food, wine or coffee along the same roadway.
Lots to see and do in a beautiful part of France ... A must see.

Visited August 2013
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Manchester
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

We went with Newmarket Holidays to the House and gardens at a perfect time of the year - 30th June, when the gardens were at their best. What a wonderful, peaceful place. They didn't rush us - we could spend as long as we liked in the house, the gardens and the Japanese gardens - with the famous bridges and water lilies, just as Monet painted them. A good gift shop as well, with unusual gifts.

Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Monet's art to wipe your mouth?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Spectacular but pity there are so many people, even at opening time. It would be good if they had a pre and post opening hour where you could pay more but numbers be limited to 50. Also, should Monet's artwork really be placed on serviettes in the giftshop? I suspect Monet would be horrified by the crowds and unsuitable commercialism present at his home.

Visited June 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“A master's inspiration”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Monet said that his greatest accomplishment was his garden. I think his greatest accomplishment was making you believe you were in his garden. Walking around the lily pond was a thrill and a great memory.

Visited June 2014
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New Hampshire
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“Just like in the paintings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

The gardens have been preserved the way they were when he was living there, It was very crowded on June 30 a Monday. I missed the Museum of Impressionism exhibition about the American impressionists by a day. They were closed for the next exhibition. The bridge, the water lilies, they were just like he pictured it. The house was also preserved, but they will not let you take pictures inside with a flash.

Visited June 2014
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