It’s no big surprise that Normandy region (Normandie) of France is home to some of the legendary French artists like Christian DIOR, a grand couturier from Granville & Claude MONET, founder of French Impressionist painting from Giverny. This region has been an immense inspiration & influence to their artistic creations.
Claude Monet’s house (La Maison de Monet) has made this tiny idyllic French village of Giverny a beautiful legacy making it the 2nd most visited place in Normandie after Mont-Saint-Michel. A legacy left behind by Monet for all of us to cherish his love for nature & flowers !! He spends 40 years of his life here devoting himself completely in the creation of splendid gardens (le jardin de l’eau, clos normand, les estampes japonaises), first of its kind in France in late 1800s. Monet’s painting series on Water Lilies of monumental size for that era Les Nymphéas, found in Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris, is a masterpiece of French Impressionist paintings.
This is how Monet’s world of flowers looks like in spring.
You have to be there to believe it !! Never imagined that a yellow-themed dining hall could add so much life to a house. Have a look for yourself on this virtual tour here.
Virtual tour of the kitchen here
If you want to know more about Monet’s life & his works, here are some useful links:
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