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Raikküla Manor

The first written record of Raikküla manor date back to the year 1469. Later it has been associated with the von Staals, the Kankrins and the von Keyserlings. The luxurious High-Classicist main building was completed on the foundation of a former building in 1820. After a fire in 1960, the house lied in ruins for a long time. Currently, it is privately owned and being renovated. About a kilometre from the manor's ...
Founded: 1820 | Location: Raikküla, Estonia

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Monet's Garden

Claude Monet lived for forty-three years, from 1883 to 1926, in Giverny. With a passion for gardening as well as for colours, he conceived both his flower garden and water garden as true works of art. Walking through his house and gardens, visitors can still feel the atmosphere which reigned at the home of the Master of Impressionnism and marvel at the floral compositions and nymphéas, his greatest sources of inspiration.

In 1890 Monet had enough money to buy the house and land outright and set out to create the magnificent gardens he wanted to paint. Some of his most famous paintings were of his garden in Giverny, famous for its rectangular Clos normand, with archways of climbing plants entwined around colored shrubs, and the water garden, formed by a tributary to the Epte, with the Japanese bridge, the pond with the water lilies, the wisterias and the azaleas.

Today the Monet's Garden is open to the public.