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One man can transform the fate of a place, which is what happened to the village of Giverny, where Claude Monet lived from 1883 to his death in 1926. This is where he painted his Peupliers and Meules series of works and captured moments of family happiness with his wife and daughters on canvas. His pink house with its green shutters and delicious garden seem to transplant the visitor into the painter's finest works.

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Claude Monet's house and garden Claude Monet's house and garden
Claude Monet's house and garden
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Museum of Impressionisms, Giverny Museum of Impressionisms, Giverny
Museum of Impressionisms, Giverny
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Giverny, cradle of Impressionism

Claude Monet first caught sight of the peaceful village of Giverny from a train window on a trip to Normandy. He fell in love with the village and spent over 40 years here, from 1883 to his death in 1926. The artist painted a number of works in the surrounding countryside, including the Poplars series, Haystacks and countless works depicting family bliss with his wife Alice and her children. The garden in front of the pink, green-shuttered house became a work of art that the great contemplator of nature nurtured and tended over the years and which inspired, among others, his famous and prolific Water Lilies series.

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