Are you familiar with the word impressionism?

The term is derived from the title of a painting Impression, soleil levant or Impression, Sunrise.

It was painted by the French artist Claude Monet who practiced impressionist painting where one expresses his perception before nature.

Monet had a method of painting the same landscape a number of times to capture the changing of light and the passing of seasons.

To accomplish his landscape project, he purchased a house and property in Giverny, France.

For 20 years of his life, he painted scenes from his garden.

The lily pond became the subject of his best-known works.

Monet passed away in 1926 but it’s never late to get to know the impressionist master.

His house and garden in Giverny have been opened to the public.

According to National Geographic Travel, the tiny country village is a dream destination for artists and flower lovers.

It is open from late March to November when the gardens burst with narcissus, jonquils and wisteria.

Don’t miss the Japanese bridge where you’ll find Monet’s beloved water lilies!

This tiny country village is a dream destination for artists and flower lovers—featuring the picturesque former home of Claude Monet and abundant gardens to wander through.

Posted by National Geographic Travel on Monday, January 21, 2019

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