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Monet Grave

War monument to a british bomber which crashed nearby

Hotel where artists stayed in the village


After the beautiful day, yesterday we woke up to fog. After checking our route out to head south again tomorrow we stopped first at Gaillon to look at the chateaux and then went on to the small village of Giverny. The main purpose was to visit the former house and gardens of Claude Monet. He lived here from 1883 to 1926, nearly half his life. It was a simple house hung with Monet’s amazing collection of Japanese engravings according to Monet own wishes. The gardens although autumn were a mass of colours and shapes. The water garden was very atmospheric and it was here that Monet got his inspiration for his famous Water Lily paintings – Grandes Decorations des Nympheas.

The village was also lovely the stroll around and of significant historic importance in the Impressionist movement of the time of Claude Monet.

Another enjoyable day.



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