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The gardens of Claude Monet were opened for tourists


Small French town of Giverny, located a little North-West of Paris, is preparing for the summer influx of tourists – not in July and August starts the season of the estate of Claude Monet.

Famous for its scenic gardens of the great impressionist himself created and raised for nearly 40 years, the estate for that year holds the position of one of the most popular tourist sites in France.

Claude Monet known to the General public as a brilliant artist, but few know about his other passion-passion for his garden. Hundreds of species of flowers and plants surrounding his house is now a picturesque landscape ensembles are the fruit of many years of hard work, and the artist created a brilliant garden harmony still amazes and inspires even the most demanding guests of the estate by Monet.

Located in Giverny Claude Monet bought a house in 1890. At that time the estate was in decline, abandoned manor required a lot of attention and effort.

In the 40 years that the great impressionist lived in his new home, he was able not only to recreate its former beauty and grandeur, but also to turn the house and surrounding garden into a real Paradise. Luxurious rose garden, Japanese gardens with elegant bridges, the flying arches of vines and flowers, the incredible beauty of lilies in a small pond and the air garden Wisteria to create the impression of a magical oasis.

A special delight of the gardens of Monet in Giverny cause of tourists from big cities – it is a marvelous floral Symphony, which became a reality with the talent of this great artist of the natural beauty and Eastern philosophy is a real oasis for accustomed to the dull urban landscapes of urban residents.

Fans of painting and art also will appreciate the private collection of paintings by Claude Monet, located in manor – not more than 200 paintings, of which more than half – vintage Japanese prints of the eighteenth century, will not leave indifferent any connoisseur of the beautiful.

Entrance fee to the Monet estate: €9.5.


Category: Excursions
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Date of publication: 03.07.2014

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