Giverny is a community in France located in the Normandy region. In 1883 Claude Monet settled in the village. He bought a house and made a garden. He dug an arm from the Epte River, so that it flowed through his property, that basin on which he painted his famous Water Lilies.
This is where Monet worked and loved to rest, contemplating his paintings on the wall. Still critical, he studied each of them to give them the final touch needed for perfection. Latelier-salon
The Blue Room is a small reading room, the furniture all authentic have been restored and returned to the original colors. The prints on the walls are Japanese that Monet collected between 1871 and 1926
The kitchen is surprisingly large. Its shades of blue are impressive. The series of copper is original. There is a beautiful stove, sink and table.
Claude Monets bedroom where he died in 1926. Monet spent 43 years painting in this exceptional setting. The furniture has been restored and is original. On the left, the room of Alice, Monets second wife who died in 1911. The decor is simple and relaxing.
The dining room where Monet dined with othere artists, families and friends.
After 85 years, the garden is still maintained as Monet widhed. Monet planted an array of vibrant colors of Tulips, Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and Irisis, all reinforced by the tireless color scheme by the presense of Julian, Peonies, Poppies, and Forget Me Nots. To end this slide show, another painter and a friend and admirer of Monet arrived after Monet had died and saw his body covered with a black shroud, explaining that it was inappropriate. No Black for Monet, Black is not a Color. He then pulled down the colorful curtains of the windows and covered the body of the famous painter.