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Weekend In Claude Monet's Giverny

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During my trip to Paris last October, I was deeply inspired and impressed by Claude Monet's masterpiece paintings, Les Nympheas, his group of water lily paintings on display at the Musee de l'Orangerie that I had to visit his home in Giverny, Normandy. This house was purchased by Claude Monet and his second wife, Alice, around the Spring of 1880s so that Monet can continue his Impressionist paintings of the French countryside. I was not disappointed at all when we arrived as the whole place was just full of flowers, a large garden home full of inspiration, beauty, smells so fragrant and everything was so lush. You can feel and see that the place is still very well taken care of. Truly a masterpiece place just like Monet's paintings! No wonder even Monet created his best works here right at his home where he obtained inspiration in every corner of his house and gardens including the famous Water Lily pond, Etang des Nympheas.

 
 
 
 
 
 The famous and inspiring Etang des Nympheas, Water Lily Pond. 
 
 Inside Monet's home with his Impressionist painting. 
 A replica of the Les Nympheas painting in the Gift Shop. 
Flowers from Monet's Garden at Giverny for all of our beloved Mothers on Mother's Day!


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  1. This is one of my most favourite places...it's just so beautiful and peaceful!! I just love it...he created such a marvellous space for himself and you can really understand what influenced the tranquil feel of his paintings. Am glad you enjoyed it :) Happy weekend doll xx

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  2. Its truly a masterpiece place where he got much inspiration, Im not wondered either and now I wish I visited it too. Happy weekend Pamela! xo

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  3. Now I understand where he was taking inspirations! This place is magnificent!

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  4. Very beautiful, Pamela! Claude Monet is one of my absolute favourite artists!

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  5. Wow, I'm absolutely in love with this place. Monet is one of my top 5 favorite artists! Thank you for sharing this, I'll have to go here one day!

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  6. What a magnificent place. I hope to go there one day

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  7. Inspiring place!!! This is a Paradise!!!
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  8. I adore that painting! So fabulous you got to see it in person. The bridge and water lillies. Now I know what he saw. What a fabulous post!
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