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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.
This year, within the framework of the festival Impressionistic Normandy dedicated to the theme of the water, the museum of the impressionisms Giverny organizes an exhibition «Signac, the colors of the water “with approximately 130 paintings, watercolors and drawings from March 29th till July 2nd, 2013. It is completed by a rich documentary section (photographs, publications and correspondences) presented with the cooperation of Archives Signac.
Concarneau. Evening peace (allegro maestoso). Opus 220, 1891
Oil on canvas
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Like Monet, Paul Signac found a constant source of inspiration in the depiction of water and its colors. From his early seascapes, painted on the beaches of Normandy with an impressionist vigor and freedom, to his large post-war architectonic port scenes in almost fluorescent colors, the description of the water and sky offered Signac an inexhaustible pretext to experiment with all variety of chromatic combinations.
Then from July 13th till October 31st, the museum of the impressionisms organizes an exhibition to make known the Japanese painter Hiramatsu having for theme: The lily pond, Homage to Monet.
This presentation of majestic screens and paintings by Hiramatsu, in keeping with a traditional Japanese technique, confronts canvases by Claude Monet and Japanese prints from his collection featuring Hokusai and Hiroshige.