ELYSIA LOVES CLAUDE MONET
Claude Monet is a French painter known for having initiated the impressionist movement. Today, he is internationally recognised and his works are exhibited in the most beautiful museums in the world.
To create his works, the artist was inspired by his daily life and the beautiful landscapes around him. During the last period of his life, Monet painted two series of paintings, Les Matinées and Les Nymphéas, which can be seen today in the Musée de l'Orangerie. These series were inspired by his home and gardens in Giverny.
From April to November, Claude Monet's house and gardens are open to the public. Located in Giverny, this place offers us the possibility to discover Monet's world just a stone's throw from Paris.
Monet lived in this splendid building for more than forty years, which allowed him to arrange it and make it to his liking. During the visit, you will find a huge garden full of flowers, which inspired him a lot.
A VISIT NOT TO BE MISSED
We recommend that you visit Claude Monet's house and gardens. As soon as you enter the house, you can see the influence and style of the artist.
On the ground floor there is a small blue salon. This room is so called because it is entirely covered in blue paint, from floor to ceiling and furniture. We then move on to his studio. Arranged like a living room, there are about sixty of the artist's works hanging on the wall. A real treat for Monet lovers.
We then advise you to go for a walk in the garden. It is divided into two parts: the flower garden and the water garden. In the first one, you can admire a large number of varieties of flowers such as beautiful roses, tulips and sunflowers. Monet was a great botanical enthusiast and this is reflected in his works as well as in his gardens.
The water garden echoes the Japanese inspiration that the artist loved so much. Monet planted water lilies to fill the pond. Later, he began to paint them to recreate the atmosphere in his garden, without knowing that this would become one of his greatest masterpieces.
A visit to Claude Monet's gardens and house is highly recommended to discover this place of history and beauty that inspired him so much.