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In Giverny our Bed and Breakfast "Le Clos Fleuri" is situated near the church where is buried Claude Monet and the Flight crew of the Lancaster bomber that came down in Giverny on the 8th June 1944 and the Memorial that has recently been put up in their memory. We are just a few minutes walking distance from Monet's garden and the Impressionist Museum, you will find "Le Clos Fleuri", surrounded by a large magnificent garden which is a haven of peace and tranquility, where we will be only too happy to welcome you.
You will be able to stay in one of our lovely spacious rooms, elegantly furnished and decorated called Clematis, Poppies and Water lilies. All our rooms have king-size beds and the family room has two extra single beds as well. The rooms are non smoking, have their own comfortable little lounge area with tea and coffee making facilities, en suite bathrooms with shower, washbasin and W.C, their own private patio overlooking different parts of the beautiful garden. We have broadband internet access and for a small fee there is access to the washing machine. We do not accept pets.
For your comfort, we have added a cozy and charming lounge which overlooks the garden looking through the big wide panoramic windows. The room is also equipped with a fridge, microwave oven, sink crockery, glasses, coffee machine, etc... Everything you need to make yourselves feel at home.
As keen gardeners we will be only too pleased to chat with you about the different plants that we have in our own garden. You have access to all the garden which is equipped with garden furniture and small little private gardens just right to have a nice cool drink before going out to diner in the restaurants that are within walking distance.
We have secured private parking within the property which is closed at night.
I speak fluent English as I was brought up in Australia and lived in Adelaide for over 30 years.
Should you require any help to plan your day trips in and around Giverny, do ask me.
In order to avoid waiting in a queue for your tickets please ask us as we have them for sale at Le Clos Fleuri.
Rental cars are available in Vernon notably Hertz and Avis but you have to order them before your arrival. Please ask us if you need any help.
You will find comments from clients who have stayed with us on www.fodors.com and www.tripadvisor.com. You will also find us in different travel guides such as Fodors and Rick Steves.
Giverny- Land of artists
Before the arrival of Claude Monet in 1883 Giverny was a quiet, peaceful village unknown in the rest of the world.
After the arrival of Monet several American painters such as Metcalf, Butler, etc, decided to come to Giverny and some even stayed for many years.
All of this ,at the time disturbed the small village as one had to cater for all the daily needs of these new arrivals hence the opening of Hotel Baudy which up until then had been a grocery store.
Monet didn’t particularly appreciate all of this influx of painters and tended to paint in his property or go very early to paint in the fields in and around Giverny.
Because of this part of history left to us we can in all modesty quote Mr Gerard VAN DER KEMP when he said of Giverny “One must absolutely make a pilgrimage to Giverny, to this flowered-sanctuary, to have a better understanding of the master, a better grasp of the source of his inspiration and to imagine him still alive among us.
American Impressionism: A New Vision
March 28 – June 29, 2014
With more than 70 paintings produced in Europe and the United States between 1880 and 1900, this exhibition highlights the unique vision of American impressionism. Expatriates like Cassatt, Sargent and Whistler played a role in the creation of the impressionist aesthetic and worked alongside French artists. Others, in the succeeding years, adapted the “New Painting” to their native land, offering a renewed presentation of the American landscape with bright, sun-filled canvases. Artists like Chase, Hassam and Tarbell appropriated the new French techniques to American sites and subjects, thus emphasizing a growing national identity.
Frank W. Benson
Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 64.1 cm
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Gustav Radeke, 31.079
© Museum of Art, Rhode Island
This exhibition is organized by the musée des impressionnismes Giverny and the Terra Foundation for American Art in collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. With the generous support of the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Brussels, An Impressionist Capital
July 11 – October 31, 2014
A focal point for the European avant-garde movements, Brussels stood out for the dynamism of its cultural life around the turn of the twentieth century. It was one of the first cities to exhibit the masterpieces of the Impressionists and Neo-Impressionists at the Salons des XX and the Salon de la Libre Esthetique.
From Ensor to Van Rysselberghe, the Belgian painters tended to describe reality and were sensitive to the language of color and light. They compelled recognition through their originality in the interpretation of the landscape, their description of modern life, and portraiture.
La Levée des nasses, 1893
Collection Musée d’Ixelles, Bruxelles
This exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Musée d’Ixelles, Brussels.
In 2015 - Degas, impressionist artist ?
Exhibition : March 27th – July 19th
Ballet dit aussi l’Étoile
Vers 1876. Paris musée d’Orsay.
© Paris musée d’Orsay / Photo : P Schmidt
Edgar Degas was one of the most important figures of the impressionist movement.However, he maintained a complex relationship with the other artists of the group as well as with the painting of outdoors, a characteristic of the impressionists.He concentrated his painting with more personal patterns, like the moving body of the dancers, giving a special attention to floodlighting.
The exhibition combines 70 works (paintings, pastels, drawings and sculptures) and centers around four main lines : the classical training of the artist,the impressionist exhibitions, the motive of the landscape, and his relationship with the impressionists after 1890.
Degas is certainly an impressionist, but above all forward-thinking.
Photographies of the Monet’s garden by Darren Almond, Elger Esser, Henri Foucault, Bernard Plossu, Stephen Shore
Exhibition : July 1st – November 1st
Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny is probably one of the most photographed subjects in the world. This exhibition offers an unprecedented look at this mythic place through the works of five internationally renowned contemporary photographers. The works of Stephen Shore record the restoration of Monet’s garden between 1977 and 1982. More recently, artists Darren Almond, Elger Esser, Henri Foucault and Bernard Plossu each appropriated the garden, contemplating the magic of the place, with its ephemeral and ever-changing beauties. A source of inspiration, the garden became a space of experimentation for these artists, and their photographs invite viewers to reconsider our individual perception of time. The exhibition brings together approximately one hundred photographs of small, medium, and large format.
Giverny France, 1982