Coronavirus: virtually visit Claude Monet’s house in Giverny

Published by Laurent P. · Published on 26 March 2020 at 14h39 · Updated on 31 October 2020 at 18h45
And what if, to escape from lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, we virtually enjoy a visit to Giverny? This is what the Maison de Claude Monet offers, a museum devoted to the artist set in the painter’s famous house, surrounded by gardens, with an exclusive virtual tour! A way to travel while staying home… Keep reading!

While waiting for better days and to improve our boring days as we are confined because of the coronavirus outbreak, art lovers can go Maison de Claude Monet’s website, a museum set in Giverny, Normandy (close to Ile-de-France), for a virtual visit of the place as if you were actually there. The occasion to discover the place where the painter behind the Water Lilies lived, before going there for real once the confinement over and roam around the artist’s famous gardens, immortalized in many works of art, spearhead of the impressionism movement.

What does this virtual tour have in store? First, you’re invited to scroll in the artist’s home, then discover the different room of the house. The idea? Enabling you to discover the story of a painter who marked history and an entire region. Kitchen, living room, dining room, bedrooms…. An exclusive tour in Claude Monet’s private life to better grasp his universe and his works that lived through the years.

For the record, Claude Monet lived there between 1883 and 1926, that is to say forty-three years. Fascinated by gardening and colors, the artist created “his garden of flowers and his garden of water like genuine masterpieces”. Walking around his garden and inside his home, even virtually, you’ll have the chance to feel “the atmosphere that was at the master of impressionism’s” and to be amazed “in front of floral arrangements and water lilies that were the most fruitful inspirations”. Now, we know who to keep ourselves busy, friends!

Practical information

Official website
fondation-monet.com

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