Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny

Travelling by train between Vernon and Gasny in April 1883, Monet spotted Giverny through the window. It was love at first sight, and he moved here with Alice Hoschedé as swiftly as possible. He planted his garden so that he could paint in every season. He considered it his masterpiece, a painting of dazzling colours created with nature. After his death, the house and gardens fell into disrepair, but between 1977 and 1980 the Académie des Beaux-Arts restored them to their original condition – a living memorial to Monet and his work.

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