If there is one person who embodies the Impressionist movement, it has to be Claude Monet, who settled in Giverny in 1883. His presence made this little Norman village famous throughout the world.
Known as one of the founders of Impressionism, Claude Monet is among the most famous and well-liked painters in the world.
At the gates to the region of Paris, in Normandy, 75 km (46 miles) away from Paris and 60 km (37 miles) away from Rouen, the village has preserved its authentic charm.
When, in 1883, Monet set off to find a new house for him and his family on the Vernon - Gasny train line, he discovered Giverny.
Known throughout the world, Claude Monet's garden in Giverny has greatly inspired the Master of Impressionism.