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From: Uniworld River Baroness cruise review

Day 6: Giverny (4)

Claude Monet's house and Clos Normand

Claude Monet's house at Giverny

Visitors at Claude Monet's House, Giverny

Claude Monet's house overlooks the Clos Normand garden. The large house is covered in coarse pink stucco that is nearly hidden by vines and other foliage.

Monet lived in the house from 1883 until his death in 1926.


Inside Claude Monet's house at Giverny

View from Monet's bedrom

Visitors aren't allowed to take photos inside the maison, except for the view from windows in Monet's bedroom.

However, we did enjoy an extensive self-guided tour of the house, which included the main parlor, the artist's workshop, the dining room and kitchen, and the family's rooms upstairs.


Chickens at Giverny

Hen at Giverny

After touring the house, we used some of our free time to admire the chickens that lived in two fenced-off areas next to the maison and its gardens.


Benches in Clos Normand, Giverny

Toilets at Giverny

Benches and toilets were provided for visitors who needed rest or relief.


Atelier des Nymphéas, Giverny (gift shop and bookstore)

The exit was through the Atelier des Nymphéas, or Studio of the Water Lilies, where Monet once worked. The large studio is now a gift shop and bookstore.


Interior of gift shop and bookstore at Giverny

Monet house diorama in Giverny gift shop

The store has an estimated 2,500 items, with something for every budget--from postcards and refrigerator magnets to objects such as a diorama of Monet's parlor (which can be yours for € 800).


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Day-by-day River Baroness cruise photos:
Day 1: Embarkation in Paris
Day 2: Les Andelys
Day 3: D-Day Sites
Day 4: Rouen
Day 5: Honfleur, Caudebec-en-Caux
Day 6: Giverny
Day 7: A Day in Paris
Day 8: Disembarkation

Also see:
Uniworld River Baroness cruise review
Paris for Visitors
Uniworld River Countess cruise review (Venice and Venetian Lagoon)