The light in this delightful village can be found nowhere else, according to the master of Impressionism, Claude Monet...
Sited on the right bank of the Seine, Giverny is known the world over through the paintings of Claude Monet, who lived here from 1883 to his death in 1926. His presence in the village drew numerous artists of different nationalities, who contributed to turning it into a site which even today remains a symbol of Impressionism.
Giverny now relives the days when Claude Monet took his inspiration from his gardens, of which he took great care. In the changing light, the flowers regulate the seasons.
Virtual tour of Giverny and Monet's gardens
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