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Visiting Monet’s House & Garden, Giverny, France

One of my highlights of my weekend sorties to Paris, was a day trip to Giverny and the glorious home and spectacular garden of Monet. Life in vibrant, gorgeous colour!

The famous yellow dining room

The blue kitchen which is just off the dining room – I predict blue and yellow is going to make a resurgence soon.

And of course the swoon worthy garden!

The water garden, unfortunately it was a little too early for the waterlilies and wisteria; however this is a sneak preview of what it would look like.

Here is how Monet saw it

To find out more about this must see destination visit

I highly recommend buying your tickets online in advance and get there early as the queues really build up and the crowds inside.

We caught the train from Saint Lazare station Paris to Vernon, the closest station to Giverny. I love travelling by train, so nice to sit back and see the countryside whiz by.

Saint Lazare station as captured by Monet

Vernon is six kilometres from Giverny, you can take a bus, catch a taxi, hire a car or even walk along the charming walking trail; we chose to hire bikes and cycle there which was delightful. More on how to get to Giverny here.

To find out more about cycling from Vernon to Giverny I recommend looking at this article.


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  • Reply Blue Muse April 23, 2009 at 3:02 am

    Oooh lucky you! My heart always races when I see photos of his home and gardens.
    Gorgeous, gorgeous photos, thank you for sharing them!! I can only imagine seeing it in person!
    xo Isa

  • Reply caren April 23, 2009 at 4:29 am

    We went to Monet’s House and Garden a few years ago – I loved it! The waterlilies were in the pond, it was breathtakingly beautiful. it felt as if you were in the painting. There was a little cafe down the road that had the best ham, cheese and butter sandwiches on the best baguette I think I have ever had!!! Maybe I was very hungry, but I think a lot had to do with the location. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

    We will be returning to Paris in October. I plan on seeing his home again.

  • Reply Carolyn April 23, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    I love your photos of Monet’s home and garden.I just finished watching again a video that I bought a few years ago of Monet’s garden. I hope to go there someday.

    Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Fancy for nyc April 23, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    wow, gorgeous. I will be sending my good friend this post, she and her husband will be traveling to France next month…and you made me want to go back.

  • Reply Richie's 2ts Inspires April 24, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Can’t get my eyes and my dreams on your post…

    Such a gorgeous photos. TY for sharing in this sunny Friday.

  • Reply OLIVEAUX April 24, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Beautiful! I have enjoyed all your photo’s and have had it on my list of ‘must see’ but I seem to always be in France at the wrong time of year. Have a lovely weekend! Ax

  • Reply maureen April 25, 2009 at 3:30 am

    Ahhhh…to be surrounded by so much beauty! So inspiring!

  • Reply Calla October 4, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Thank You for sharing these photos. They are so beautiful and inspiring!

    If You’re intresting of gardening- please take a look of my blog 😉

    Greeting from Poland 🙂

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