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Monet's House at Giverny The house and garden created by Claude Monet

Monet's House at GivernyVisiting the home of Claude Monet is one of the most memorable experiences.  The impressionist painter took a great delight in his gardens and was entranced by the lilies in the small lake which he painted way into his old age.  The garden changes with the seasons and was skilfully planted so that the displays are at their best. The roses are magnificent. 

 

The house itself is small but really beautiful and unique in its colour schemes.  One could visit this again and again.  Also at Giverny there is the Musee d'Art American surrounded by entrance free gardens Open daily except Mondays from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm from 2d of March 2003 to 30th of November 2003. and the Ancien hôtel Baudy, Rue Claude Monet.  The hotel housed the many American painters who came to Giverny following Monet.  The hotel is surrounded by gardens and entrance is free to customers. The hotel dining room is still decorated in the same style as it was during the years  the artists met there


Open  daily except Mondays from 10am to 9pm from 1st of April to 31st of October.
www.fondation-monet.com

Click here to read our magazine article about the Gardens of Chateau Belenau

Nature Parks

Le Parc Naturel, Regional des Bouches de la Seine Normandie

Tel 02 35 27 23 16

Seine, Maritime and Eure Tel: 02 33 81 75 75

The Normandie Maine Regional Nature Park (Orne)

Tel: 02 33 71 65 39

The Contentin and Bessin Regional Nature Park (Manche)

Tel: 02 33 81 75 30

The Perche Regional Nature Park (Orne)

Tel: 02 33 85 36 36

These nature parks provide the opportunity to take part in various sports such as walking, horse-riding and bird and animal watching as well as enjoying the beautiful scenery

 

 

Les Paysages d'Elle

Villiers Fosssard

Gardens

50 kms from St. Lộ,  this themed garden has hundreds of species of plants.  This is a highly educational garden with full details of all the plants in the arboretum. 

 Chateau of Vendeuvre,

www.vendeuvre.com

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Chateau and Gardens

Has eighteenth century amusement gardens with fountains that are set going by passers by. Has a museum of miniature furniture. 

Bois des Moutiers, Varengeville-sur-Mer Gardens

Created by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll, there are many rare plants . 

Clos de Coudray Park  Etampuis Gardens

Twenty-two themed gardens and 6000 different types of  plants

Château et Roseraie du Mesnil Geoffroy Gardens and Chateau

This rose garden actually has 2,500 species of roses.  One garden displays  the history of the rose and another is set out to display the different scents.   The Chateau is owned by the Prince and Princess Kayalii.  The Prince is a rose expert.

Apart from the rose gardens there is a Camomile Maze, where Madame Pompadour was supposed to have walked.

Le Jardin de l’Evêche

 
Gardens

This garden was created by Le Nôtre, the creator of the Versailles garden.

Les Jardins d’Argences

Coutances

Château Champ de Bataille www.chateau-champ-bataille.com

Château de Balleroy : www.chateau-balleroy.com

Château de Bosmelet : www.chateau-de-bosmelet.fr

 

Gardens

Eight beautiful gardens

 

 

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