Let you immerse in the impressionism period by your Paris concierge service. Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world. But Paris attractions are not only inside the French capital, the region abounds with treasures, we decided today to interest in Giverny.
Impressionism born in the second part of the 19th century remains the most fascinating period in the history of modern art and the public’s generally the most beloved. Impressionism is a movement that consists of a new take on reality and that marks a turning point in the art of that period. The most renowned artists are Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro and Vincent Van Gogh.
Take the time to do a day tour from Paris to the birthplace of the impressionism, Giverny located in Normandy about 1hour20 from Paris, in the lovely village of Giverny. During your way you will take a French countryside road along the Seine river passing beautiful villages such as La Roche-Guyon (one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France) with its unique setting Castle.
Upon your arrival in Giverny you will be charmed by this charming village. This is where the so famous painter Claude Monet, lived from 1883 to 1926 with his wife and children. Passionate of color variations and gardening, he designed its garden flowers, fruit trees and water garden as works of art. During the visit, enjoy the central path leading to the house lined with nasturtiums and roses of all kinds and see the beds of many colors: tulips, iris, daffodils, peonies… browse the Clos Normand planted many plant of eastern origin to reach the gorgeous water garden so famous for its water lilies, weeping willows and its Japanese bridge painted green. Be seduced by the atmosphere of the place and its play of light on the lake so famous in his paintings.
We suggest enter inside the pink house of Claude Monet, which was his place of work and life for many years. Diday tour from Paris to Givernyscover the Blue Room of reading, groceries, Claude Monet workshop reconstituted with the furniture in place as well as his private apartment. Visit the dining room very modern for its time with its faience crockery and blue kitchen. Admire in the dining room one of the most important Japanese prints collections of the world.
At the end of your visit, you could visit to the Museum of Impressionism devoted to the Impressionism movement in France and abroad. You can also benefit to be there to follow a painting lesson in one of the workshop of the city!
Our tips: we suggest planning a day tour from Paris to Giverny during spring in particular in end of May/beginning of June to see the apple tree and the cherry tree starting to bloom. It also appears the flowers among the most painted by Claude Monet: a multitude of poppies and, of course, the famous paths of irises, along with peonies, which border half of the Clos Normand.
Your Paris travel planner will be delighted to share with you his tips to create your personalized tour according to your whishes and your preferences, to make this day tour as memorable as possible!