Claude Monet house Giverny

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About Claude Monet house Giverny

Restoring Monet's house and garden After Claude Monet's death in 1926, his son Michel inherited the house and garden of Giverny. He did not live there and it was Monet's step-daughter Blanche who took care of the property. Unfortunately after the Second World War the house and garden were neglected. In 1966 Michel Monet made the Academie des Beaux-Arts his heir. In 1977 Gérald van der Kemp was appointed Curator at Giverny. André Devillers, who had the opportunity to go with Georges Truffaut - a distinguished gardener often invited to Monet's table - helped him reconstruct the garden as it was by the time of the master. Many contemporaries of Monet testified also. Almost ten years were necessary to restore the garden and the house their former magnificence. Not much was left. The greenhouse panes and the windows in the house were reduced to shards after the bombings. Floors and ceiling beams had rotted away, a staircase had collapsed. Three trees were even growing in the big studio. The pond had to be dug again. In the Clos normand soil was removed to find the original ground level. Then the same flower species as those discovered by Monet in his time were planted.

What People Are Saying

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"Out tour guide Nicolas was top notch! He picked us up early and was very friendly and informative of the history of Paris as we drive to Giverny(Monet’s Gardens). He got us to our destination early and made sure we were ahead of the other large tours. He gave us a wealth of knowledge on Monet and his home. He was like a good friend taking you around his country. I highly recommend any tour done by this company. Thanks for a great Nicolas!"
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"A well organized and run tour to Monet’s grave and gardens. Our guide was very hospitable and a wealth of knowledge regarding Claud Monet and the people in his life. The gardens will continually change throughout the year like his paintings! I’m glad we did this tour before the Paris museums! The directions provided by Blue Fox were clear and concise. Highly recommend."
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"We greatly enjoyed our half day tour of Monet's Home and Garden. Our guide, Nickolas, was very entertaining and informative. The meeting point was easy to find, and Nickolas arrived early to put us at our ease. I would definitely recommend!"
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"Small group of 8 people travelled in A minivan to Giverny and were able to arrive before the larger tour groups Tour guide was very informative"
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"Yaz was a wonderful driver and guide! His commentary added so much to a delightful day! A visit to Giverny is a must for anyone in the Paris area!"
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"Excellent tour. YAS was very friendly and told us the most amusing stories about Monet. The visit to Monet's burial site was an added bonus! Yas went above and beyond to accommodate everyone even helping a passenger who did not return to Paris with us. 5 Stars!!!"

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