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Brévands Church

The church of Brévands, Eglise Notre-Dame de l"Assomption was built in the mid-1200s and largely restored in the late 1800s. The vaulted crypt is decorated with a fresco, a painted representation of the Virgin with Child from the 13th century. There is a seated Virgin with Child in polychrome stone (15th century). Transept has a Romanesque origin. Altar and retable were made of polycrome stone and wood (17th-1 ...
Founded: 13th century | Location: Brévands, France

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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.