Claude Monet’s Breathtaking Giverny Garden

Claude Monet’s Les Nympheas (Water Lilies) paintings are likely some of the most famous pieces of artwork in the world. Monet’s lily pond in the garden at his French country home in Giverny is one subject of his many paintings.

Claude Monet's Giverny Garden (Courtesy giverny.org, Photo by Ariane Cauderlier)
Claude Monet’s Giverny Garden (Courtesy giverny.org, Photo by Ariane Cauderlier)

Located 75 kilometers (about 45 miles) west of romantic Paris in the quaint village of Giverny, France, Monet’s Garden, with its famous lily pond, is one of the most-visited destination gardens in Europe. The garden is known for its unique color combinations and exotic plantings.

Monet’s house is planted with ivy that changes color with the seasons. Tours are offered of the interior of the home as well as the lovely surrounding gardens. Monet’s estate is one of the most photographed properties in Europe.

Extend your stay by visiting and staying in the City of Paris. One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris showcases the best of everything that France has to offer. From the local French bistros to very fine dining, regular diners and foodies alike will squeal with delight after sampling Parisian delicacies. Paris is a global city offering almost every type of cuisine available in the world.

Take a stroll down to the River Seine. See the immense Notre Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe! Explore the Montmartre district known for the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur. Montmartre has been home to famous (Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso) and struggling artists.

Shopping in Paris is a delight. From the touristy shops to high fashion boutiques to colorful art studios, you will find all sorts of Parisian treasures. Visit the world-famous Parisian flea markets and take home a unique remembrance of your stay in France.

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