We will take you to the village of Giverny which is considered to be a gateway to Normandy. It is a village with a very ancient origin as Gallo-Roman graves show us. Giverny rises to fame in 1883 when the painter Claude Monet discovered
the village whilst looking out of the train window. Claude Monet found a large house to rent and moved in with Alice Hoschedé, his lady-friend, his two sons and her six children. In 1890 he became the owner of the house and gardens and transformed them completely. At the beginning of his stay in Giverny, Monet found inspiration in the surrounding countryside. But gradually he limited himself to his water garden and depicted tirelessly the Japanese bridge and the water lilies.