Tourism in Normandy: Giverny

Top of our "place to explore" wish-list is a weekend in Giverny, a city steeped in history, culture and natural beauty.

From Paris and Versailles as neighbours to Deauville and the picturesque village of Giverny, Normandy has plenty to offer even the most discerning traveller. It also happens to be the home of our latest designer outlet.


Just a short drive from Designer Outlet Paris-Giverny lies the enchanting House of Monet in Giverny, a must-visit destination for art lovers and cultural enthusiasts. This historic home and garden were once the residence of the illustrious impressionist painter Claude Monet. Today, they offer visitors an intimate glimpse into the life and work of this master artist.
The House of Monet in Giverny is meticulously preserved, showcasing the vibrant and inspirational environment where Monet created many of his most famous works. Wander through the beautifully maintained gardens that inspired his iconic Water Lilies series, and explore the charming house filled with original furnishings and personal artifacts.
The garden is a living work of art, with its Japanese bridge, water lilies, and lush flora that reflect the ever-changing light and colors captured in Monet's paintings. Inside the house, each room reveals a different aspect of Monet's life, from his bright and airy studio to the dining room adorned with his collection of Japanese prints.
A visit to the House of Monet is not just a tour; it’s a journey through the eyes of one of the most influential artists in history. It provides a deeper understanding of the natural beauty that inspired Monet and the artistic genius behind some of the world’s most beloved paintings.
Combine your shopping excursion with a cultural escape to the House of Monet in Giverny. Experience the timeless beauty that continues to captivate visitors from around the globe. Plan your visit today and immerse yourself in the world of Claude Monet and the art of Impressionism.

Where to eat | A taste of the region

A stone’s throw from Monet’s house, the attractive white and blue edifice of Le Jardin des Plumes also provides a culinary experience well worthy of its Michelin star. Run by acclaimed Normandy chef David Gallienne, the menu offers a veritable bounty of seafood and seasonal flavours.

If you’re looking for something a little more informal, the Ancien Hôtel Baudy is another excellent choice and a chance to experience a slice of history. Once a favourite hangout of Renoir, Rodin and Cézanne amongst others, this former hotel and bar turned restaurant offers a traditional menu set in inspiring surroundings.

Things to do | Uncover the region’s history

After you’ve visited the Fondation Claude Monet and wandered the Clos Normand gardens that inspired his work, take a trip to the nearby Museum of Impressionism. Set in manicured gardens, the museum is home to more than 50 works by American impressionist artists who came to visit Giverny and subsequently fell in love with its beauty.

If you’re feeling energetic, cycle or stroll down the banks of the Seine towards the town of Vernon, famous for The Old Mill, a 14th-century timber house balanced between the ruined medieval bridge. The town’s motto reads ‘Vernon semper viret,’ which loosely translates as ‘Vernon always green.’ Rather fitting when you take the region’s glowing environmental reputation into account.

For grandeur and opulence beyond compare, a trip to The Palace of Versailles is not to be missed. Only an hour by car from Giverny, explore Versailles’ Hall of Mirrors, Grand Trianon and lavish grounds. 

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