Monet\'s home the Musee des Impressionnismes lunch at Moulin de Fourges and the Palace of Versailles
Morning begins in the lovely village of Giverny home of Claude Monet the artist famed as the father of French Impressionism. Enjoy a guided stroll through Monet’s wonderful gardens then continue on your own by visiting Monet’s house and studio. The driver-guide will also provide you with the entrance ticket to the new Muse des Impressionnismes Giverny.
Donated by his son Michel to the French Academy of Fine Arts in 1966 Monet’s rough-cast pink house was where the doyen of the impressionist school lived between 1883 and 1926. The house has been restored as it was with its original interior colors and charm. You’ll see the Master of Giverny’s own precious collection of Japanese prints hung just as they were by him. The gardens which have been restored to their original state will leave you breathless as you admire this "painting set within nature" which Monet's contemporaries considered to be among his greatest masterpieces.
From spring to autumn the gardens reflect the changing palette of the painter-gardener who claimed to be "mad about flowers."
Lunch included at the Moulin de Fourges (beverages included).
Following lunch we begin a pleasant drive through the countryside of the Seine Valley and arrive at Versailles for an audio-guided tour of the gardens.
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