Claude Monet, the leader of Impressionism, turned his garden at Giverny into a paradise of flowers. Inspired by the beauty of his water lily pond, he painted it over and over again in order to render the fleeting light effects.
Giverny is the second most visited site of Normandy. Claude Monet loved flowers that he perceived as if they were colors on a canvas. The leader of Impressionism found all the inspiration he needed in his own water garden, where he was fascinated by the beauty of the water lilies and their reflections. The gardens Monet created are labelled ‘Jardin remarquable’ (Outstanding Garden) and beautiful from late March to late October.
The house at Giverny was Monet’s home from 1883 until he died in 1926. The original furniture and use of colors reflect Monet’s refined tastes.