Giverny and Monet’s Gardens - Rouens

Price: 145.00 EUR
Countries: France
Route: Paris - Giverny and Monet’s Gardens - Rouens - Paris
Duration: 10 h
The first stop of our tour will be at small charming village of Giverny, where you will know why it proved such a source of inspiration for Impressionist artists. Explore the beautiful village and home in Upper Normandy where the Impressionist artists, Claude Monet spent the last 40 years of his life. Following your transfer from Paris, look inside the house where Monet lived and worked. Set within an exquisite valley of the River Seine, the gardens and surroundings formed a great part of the subject matter for his paintings after he moved there in 1883.Once your have seen the rooms where the artist lived with his family, stroll through 2 unique gardens that Monet designed and modified throughout his life. See more than 100 different types of flowers, and intertwined foliage in Monet’s Flower Garden.Then, feel as if you have stepped into one of his paintings in the Japanese Garden. Go to the lake full of water lilies, and getter a better appreciation of why Monet used this garden as the inspiration for over 250 of his paintings. The next stop in our tour will be  at Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy, is a City of Art and History with an important architectural and religious heritage. Nicknamed the “city of a hundred spires”, it offers visitors a wealth of places of interest, including the Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, Saint-Maclou church, a wonderful example of Flamboyant Gothic style, and the 14th-century Saint-Ouen abbey church. The Aître Saint-Maclou, a former charnel house, is a quiet and mysterious place with an internal courtyard planted with trees and timber-framed buildings with macabre decorative details.Very picturesque, the streets of the old districts, lined with old half-timbered houses, are the perfect place for a stroll. The Damiette, Martainville, and Saint Romanesque streets are particularly rich in timber-framed houses. The Vieux-Marché square is where Joan of Arc was burned in 1431. Today, the Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc church is a very original modern building that sits in the centre of the square.The Fine Art museum (Musée des Beaux Arts) houses collections of paintings from the 16th to 20th centuries. A ceramics museum is also open to the public. After  we will return to Paris.
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