Monday’s Travel Photos – Monet’s Garden in Giverny

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For years, I didn’t go to Monet’s garden in Giverny because I was told there were too many people. Now we go at least twice a year! The best time to visit is at lunch time, when there aren’t any groups and few people queuing. And to avoid the queues altogether, you can either go to the Impressionism Museum (an offshoot of the Orsay Museum) first and buy a double ticket, or buy your ticket on-line. Both the garden and museum are open from the beginning of April to the end of October. These photos were taken in July when the famous nympheas are in bloom, but every month is beautiful. The tulips in April are stunning and the roses in June are out of this world. Then you can eat outside under the trees at the historical Restaurant Baudy down the road (don’t forget to check the inside).

Nympheas in Monet's garden

Nympheas in Monet’s garden

You can see the famous bridge in the background

You can see the famous bridge in the background

Nymphea pond with fuscias in the foreground

Nymphea pond with fuscias in the foreground

From the other side of the nymphea pond

From the other side of the nymphea pond

I love the weeping willows

I love the weeping willows

The house from the nymphea garden

The house from the nymphea garden

From the bottom of the garden looking towards the house

From the bottom of the garden looking towards the house

Monet's house

Monet’s house

View from the window of Monet's bedroom

View from the window of Monet’s bedroom

Claude Monet Foundation, 84 rue Claude Monet: open every day from March 29th until November 1st included 2013 from 9.30 a.m. till 6 p.m. – last admission 5.30 p.m. http://fondation-monet.com/en/
 
Musee des impressionnismes Giverny, 99 rue Claude Monet: open March 29th to October 31st, 2013 every day
from 10am to 6pm last admission at 5:30pm. Open on Public Holidays www.museedesimpressionnismesgiverny.com
 
Restaurant Baudy, 81 rue Claude Monet – Musée Hôtel Baudy 27620, Giverny, Tel 02 32 21 10 03, http://www.restaurantbaudy.com/
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19 Responses to Monday’s Travel Photos – Monet’s Garden in Giverny

  1. Suzanne Cavanagh says:

    What stunning photos Aussie in France.
    A Monet exhibition is opening in Melbourne
    Australia in May at the NGV. We are all pretty excited here
    ar the prospect. Thanks for sharing.

    • Rosemary Kneipp says:

      Well,thank you. I love Monet’s garden and Monet’s paintings. How wonderful to have an exhibition in Melbourne! Have you been to the Marmottan Museum in Paris? Many people don’t realise how many of Monet’s paintings are there.

      • I absolutely adore Musée Marmottan. I have been overwhelmed with emotion seeing all the Monet’s there. I have to admit though that many of them were not there when I went in January this year. There was an exhibition of stunning Flemish paintings that were hanging where many of the Monet’s usually are downstairs. The relatively small number of Monet’s were rather crowdedly displayed on the ground floor. Perhaps some of them were already on their way to Melbourne. Like Suzanne I am looking forward to the exhibition at the NGV having recently viewed the Neo Impressionist exhibition there.

  2. Susan Walter says:

    I love Giverny too. Once you’ve seen the water garden you know exactly why the waterlily paintings are as they are. The American Garden just up the road is worth visiting too.

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  4. Karlfest says:

    how remarkable that all your shots are devoid of people!

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