You start the visit on the ground floor with the “reading room”, also called the “little blue sitting room”, which communicates with the pantry.
Ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints) from Claude Monet’s collection are dotted around the house. These are prints by Katsushika Hokusai, Kitagawa Utamaro, and Utagawa Hiroshige.
The studio-sitting room
Monet worked in this studio until 1899 which then became a sitting room where coffee was served. To paint the Nympheas, Monet used a large studio where the museum store is now located.
The visit continues on the first floor.
Monet’s bedroom was reconstituted in 2013 and features reproductions of paintings by his friends: Cézanne, Renoir, Signac or Caillebotte.
Blanche Hoschedé-Monet’s bedroom
Blanche lived in Giverny until her death in 1947.
Back on the ground floor, you visit the dining room and lastly the dining room, which to me is one of the most impressive and personal room in the whole house. The yellow paint just radiates.
Virtual tour around Monet’s house
I encourage you to take a Virtual tour around Monet’s house, which is really well done.
The Monet Foundation84 rue Claude Monet 27620 Giverny - France
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