"Giverny: Monet's Inspiration" Giverny by iamjacksgoat

Giverny Travel Guide: 148 reviews and 530 photos

Giverny in a Nutshell

Giverny is a small commune in northern France. A beautiful, quant area, Giverny is known best for housing Monet's home and garden. The famous impressionist artist gathered much of his inspiration from this place, noting its natural beauty. I spent a couple hours in Giverny while driving from Paris to Normandie. It was a wonderful place to stop and relax.

What to See and Do describes my favorite parts of Giverny.
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My Experience is a reflection on my experience in Giverny. It contains the good and bad aspects of Monet's chosen home.

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Favorites, by Alyssa

There isn't much for the tourist to do in Giverny, so my favorites section consists of all that I did.

My Experience?

Giverny is a wonderful place to visit, and I highly recommend it. It is not the kind of place that you would spend a few days at. One day max will let you see everything it has to offer. This way, it is a great place to stop at while on a road trip seeing France. Beware the high prices set for tourists, especially with food and gift shops.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful garden and pond, nature at its finest
  • Cons:Expensive gift shop, no pictures allowed in some places
  • In a nutshell:No wonder Monet was inspired by this place!
  • Last visit to Giverny: Jun 2008
  • Intro Updated Jun 17, 2009
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  • 850prc's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2010 at 9:39 AM

    Lovely photos, very peaceful. WE have a backyard watergarden - I'd like to think it has a little bit of Monet's pond in how it looks on a summer afternoon. :)


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