Claude Monet © Eure Tourisme, O. Aubert

Claude Monet and Giverny

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Claude Monet and Giverny

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.

 

Musée des Impressionnismes, Giverny © MDIG

Known as one of the founders of Impressionism, Claude Monet is among the most famous and well-liked painters in the world.

Giverny © Eure Tourisme

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.

Maison de Claude Monet © Eure Tourisme

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.

Maison de Claude Monet © Eure Tourisme

Known throughout the world, Claude Monet's garden in Giverny has greatly inspired the Master of Impressionism.