Impressionist painter Claude Monet lived and worked in his home in Giverny for over 40 years, drawing much of his inspiration from his gardens, and creating many of his masterpieces in it.
To see Monet’s gardens, observe the famed water lilies that inspired so many of his works and stroll through the magnificent oasis that he created – climbing roses, fields of tulips, ponds, weeping willows, water gardens. Cross over the Japanese bridge, and you can almost see the painter himself, lost in the shapes and colors of nature, transforming his canvas with the stroke of a brush.
How do I get there?
Take a car, or even better, take the “impressionist” train from St Lazare train station (also featured in Monet’s paintings) to Vernon-Giverny. From there, walk or take the free shuttle bus to Giverny. The train journey will take about 40-50 minutes.
Learn more about Monet’s Gardens in Giverny.