In a previous post I had shared with all of you dear readers my visit to the garden's of Giverny.

At that time, I indicated that I didn't think I had any photos of the inside of the house; but low and behold I did come across some little snippets of info about the inside of the house that you might enjoy.

The village of Giverny is located on the right bank of the River Seine about 48 miles from Paris.  It is at the confluence of one of the two branches of the River Epte, lined with willows and poplars.

Claude Money (l840-l926), thanks to the railway, discovered Giverny late in the l9th century and bought "the Press House" a farmhouse with an orchard now known as The Clos Normand.  He was completely inspired by the surrounding countryside.  He gradually limited himself to painting the water garden, Nympeas, that he created by diverting the Epte river to his Japanese Bridge and the water lilies on the pond that was dug.

Monet was influenced by the Japanese culture.   Although he almost never left Europe, and never traveled to Japan he collected over 200 Japanese Wood Prints, most on display in this beautiful home.

This is the main studio where Monet would often finish his painting after rendering the sketches outside.

The dining room and kitchen are depicted above.   You will note the all too familiar  French Provincial  color scheme used in many of the French country homes of today.

I hope you have enjoyed my little tour today.

Blessings to all of you, have a beautiful day.



  1. I loved your tour today, thank you! And your site as well, such an artful look. I will need to have another look around, very enjoyable.

  2. I love Claude Monet!

    it is wonderful to look inside an artist's studio...and see all the lovely works of art...the collections hanging on the really makes for a visually interesting space....

    your post was great!
    thanks for taking the time to share!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  3. So very pretty Jo, I adore Monet... how lucky you are to have gone to Giverny... xoxo Julie Marie

  4. Bonjour Jo,
    SO pretty, I love that first image. This is making me want to go visit again.
    Good day to you,

  5. A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm. What an inspiring post - it sounded like you had a wonderful visit to Monet's home. Ciao, bella!

  6. What a beautiful, beautiful tour today. I feel all dreamy now! Thank you for this lovely post.

  7. Dear Jo!-)*

    Thank you SO much for sharing these story about amazing intresting place...I am never been there and now,I know where I go to my next holiday!-)))*

    My Love and hugs,

  8. Jo, What a beautiful post! I love your virtual field trip! I am so happy to find you too!

  9. Hi Jo,

    Thank you so much for sharing with us. What a lovely look at art history, and how blessed you were to be able to visit. Hopefully we ladies can get together again soon for some lunch.


  10. What a wonderful post. Beautiful just beautiful...wish I could visit there myself but this is lovely seeing it here.
    Thanks for sharing

  11. Hi there,

    Lucky girl to have gone to Giverny and visited Mr. Monet's house. The inside of his house quite fabulous. Thanks for sharing. Love your blog. Its very beautiful. I will be back. Take care.


  12. Dear Jo
    Thank you for sharing the beautiufl images. God willing, one day I will be able to visit Paris.
    I love Monet, and have always wanted to visit France.

  13. That would be a visit of a lifetime. A gardener and an artists dream.

  14. Thank you so much for the lovely tour...I adore Monet..and so want to visit this lovely spot. Hugs for a great day. xoxo

  15. Claude Monet is my favorite painter! I love impressionistic art. I haven't got the chance to visit his house though... One day!


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