Normandy, birthplace of Impressionism

The Impressionist movement is named after Claude Monet's Impression, sunrise painted in 1872 in Le Havre. Giverny, where Monet lived for many years, a village on the banks of the Seine has become a very popular place to visit for art lovers.


Birthplace of Impressionism

Inspired by the unique light, the beauty and the mystery of Normandy, Impressionist painters set up their easels along the Channel coast and the banks of the Seine, in Rouen's Old Town and Monet's private gardens in Giverny.


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Places to visit

Impressionist museums and collections

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