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Considered part of French national heritage, the village of Giverny is famous around the world. First tourist site in the region of , it welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. A charming village with historic buildings and a refuge for many impressionnist artists, place of inspiration for whose House and Gardens are to be discovered since 1980, thanks to family’s implication.Giverny remains a jewel that the (CAPE) along with the village and the Association "" wanted to highlight the village in a new way by creating a cultural walking tour, with the financial support from the Department of and the Région Haute-Normandie. Covering approximately 4km and marked by 20 illustrated panels, this walking tour writes you to discover the most important historic buildings in the village.It traces the life of the villagers in the 19th and 20th centuries through the lens of and the arrival of a colony of artists.
1 - Le Hameau. 2 - La Maison Rose et son jardin. 3 - La Maison Butler. 4 - Au Bon Maréchal (La Maison Tellier). 5 - La Maison de Mme Baudy.
6 - La Mairie et l’École. 7 - La Ferme de la côte. 8 - Le Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny (MDIG). 9 - L’Hôtel Baudy.
10 - Le Coin des Artistes. 11 - Église Sainte Radegonde. 12 - Les Pilotis. 13 - L’Auberge de Mme Cenac. 14 - Les Pinsons. 15 - La Maison Bleue.
16 - Le Bout de Giverny. 17 - L’ancienne ligne de chemin de fer. 18 - Le Vivier. 19 - Les Moulins et lavoirs. 20 - Le buste de Claude Monet
EXTRACT of the booklet sell in Giverny. © LES AMIS DE GIVERNY.
Le Hameau. Next door to the Claude Monet property, this historic house known as “Le Hameau” or “the Hamlet” welcomed
several artists from the Giverny colony. American artist spent numerous summers in Giverny
with her family between 1889 and 1909, and lived in several different houses, including Le Hameau. A friend
of Claude Monet, Perry shared his interest in painting and gardening. In addition, she became a spokesperson
for impressionism in the United States. Born to a wealthy Boston family, she advised her friends on their art
collections and organized exhibitions. In this way, she contributed to the introduction of impressionism in
In 1907, fellow American Mary Wheeler rented Le Hameau and opened a school of painting there. She invited
American artists and , two important painters living in Giverny, to
teach the young American women enrolled in her classes. Frieseke lived in Le Hameau during part of his
fi fteen years in Giverny, and he produced numerous canvases in the gardens.
Since 1986, has occupied the property. The Terra Foundation supports
worldwide study and presentation of historical American art through its grants, initiatives, partnerships, art
collection, and other resources....