Tag: Clos Normand

Giverny: garden of Claude Monet: Clos-Normand borders

Santolina-lined autumn borders and paths in one of Monet’s gardens, the Clos-Normand, in the village of Giverny (the département of Eure, in the Normandie / Normandy region of northern France), on a clear morning in early October 2016. Giverny is in the valley of the River Epte, just across the river from the Île-de-France region…

Monet’s Garden, Giverny_0334

“Claude Monet’s gardens at Giverny are like his paintings—brightly coloured patches that are messy but balanced. Flowers were his brushstrokes, a bit untamed and slapdash, but part of a carefully composed design.” Rick Steves In 1883 Monet, his wife Alice and their children moved into a farmhouse at Giverny, 80 kilometres west of Paris in…