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Musee des impressionnismes

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Address: 99 rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny, France
Phone Number: +33 2 32 51 94 65
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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One hour from Paris and Rouen, in one of the most beautiful villages of...

One hour from Paris and Rouen, in one of the most beautiful villages of Normandy, the museum focuses on the history of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Throughout exhibitions of paintings, drawings and pictures, experience the art of the late 19th century to the present day, through a new approach. Our exhibitions in 2016: - "Caillebotte, Painter and Gardener", from March 25 to July 3, 2016 - "Sorolla and the Paris Years", from July 14 to November 6, 2016 Useful information: Open daily from March 25 to November 6, 2016, from 10 am to 6 pm (last admission at 5:30 pm) The museum is closed to the public from July 4 to 13, 2016 Fees: €7 (adult) / €4.50 (child 12-18 / student) / €3 (child 7-11) / free (children under 7)

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Small museum with lovely exhibits

We visited the Impressionist Museum as a part of our trip the Giverny. The small museum had an exhibit of Joaquin Sorolla, a Soanish impressionist painter. I had never heard of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
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Northglenn, Colorado
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Albano Laziale, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only the House of Claude Monet but also this extraordinary museum it's worth a visit. In the period I visited thre was an exhibition of Sorolla, a Spanish painter in France. Excellent location for several paintings. Appreciation to all the staff of the museum.

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Jackson, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You might expect to see a great number of Monet paintings here, but that isn't the case at all--there are perhaps one or two early works in the lower level gallery. Monet's works live all over the world, and very few remain in Giverny. At the rear of Monet's home and gardens, the Museum of impressionists documents the far reaching... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I thought we would learn about impressionnistes, Monet and others. In fact there is just a tiny room with some paintings.. The rest of the museum was dedicated to another painter I had never heard of. It was in the end very interesting and the exposition was really nice but not at all what I came for!

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Thank QueshuaParis
MDIG_Giverny, Communication Officer at Musee des impressionnismes, responded to this review

Dear QueshuaParis, Thank you for your comment. We are glad that you finally enjoyed our Sorolla exhibition. We are a young museum, with a modest collection, so the museum is mainly dedicated to the organization of two temporary exhibitions a year. Throughout these exhibitions, the museum focuses on the history of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism and the exhibitions can be dedicated... More 

Houston, Texas, Usa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Not many paintings of Monet on display here. Other exhibit was quite small. Would pass this up next time.

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MDIG_Giverny, Communication Officer at Musee des impressionnismes, responded to this review

Dear SheltonMcBride, Thank you for your comment. We are sorry that you were disappointed with our museum. We are not a “Claude Monet museum” and we present various works by many Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists and not only by Monet. We are currently presenting a temporary exhibition of a hundred works by the Spanish painter Sorolla who is close to... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I visited the museum again to see the Sorolla exhibit. I am sorry it is ending soon because I would like to see it again. I find the information on the paintings and the artist excellent. The gift shop is well stocked with a variety of items and well priced. The staff were friendly. The entrance price is reasonable and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Unless you have plenty of time and plan to visit everything in the town, otherwise you can skip to go inside this museum. I only see one Monet's painting, and most of them not related to Impressionism. Disappointed and waste of money.

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MDIG_Giverny, Communication Officer at Musee des impressionnismes, responded to this review

Dear 954hungg, Thank you for your comment. We are sorry that you were disappointed with our museum. We are not a “Claude Monet museum”, that’s why our temporary exhibitions and collection do not focus on this artist in particular but on the history of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism as a whole. Most of the time our exhibitions are related to Impressionism... More 

Northglenn, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We visited the Impressionist Museum as a part of our trip the Giverny. The small museum had an exhibit of Joaquin Sorolla, a Soanish impressionist painter. I had never heard of him, but loved his work. He was a master in the use of light and shadow and whites. His paintings of the sea were especially wonderful. I had hoped... More 

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MDIG_Giverny, Communication Officer at Musee des impressionnismes, responded to this review

Dear jhuddles2, Thank you for your comment. We are glad that you enjoyed our Sorolla exhibition. Our gift shop – bookstore does sell books and items about the artist, but unfortunately our exhibition catalogue might have been out of stock when you visited the museum. Please contact us if you would like to order a book. Regards, The staff of... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Only 1 or 2 Monets in there and a large exhibition of a Spanish Impressionist i HAVE NEVER HEARD OF AND who seemed obsessed by small children by the sea. Rather overpriced

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Thank Owen M
MDIG_Giverny, Communication Officer at Musee des impressionnismes, responded to this review

Dear Owen M, Thank you for your comment. We are sorry that you were disappointed with our museum. We are not a “Claude Monet museum” and our temporary exhibitions focus on the history of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism as a whole and not on this artist in particular. We are currently exhibiting the Spanish painter Sorolla who might not be very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the museum after seeing Monet's house and garden. The garden rooms at the front of the museum are well worth a visit. Planted in separate garden rooms surrounded by box hedges are some magnificent blooms of dahlias, roses, salvias and helianthus. The museum has a lovely restaurant/cafe and overlooks these gardens.

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Yorba Linda, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Part of the Money Giverny scam. If you wish to see Monets and other impressionists, visit the D'Orsay and L'Orangerie in Paris. This entire place is a scam for tourists without any art knowledge.

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MDIG_Giverny, Communication Officer at Musee des impressionnismes, responded to this review

Dear Deb-Jeff-retired, Thank you for your comment. We are sorry that you were disappointed with our museum but there is no “scam” and we do not intend to fool “tourists without any art knowledge”. We are not a “Claude Monet museum” and we present temporary exhibitions focusing on the history of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism as a whole and not on... More 

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