From the mill, walk through the beautiful Epte valley along the river. On foot, on rollerblades or by bike, you will pass through valleys dotted with castles, pristine villages with the light so dear to the Impressionists.
Walks in artist country
The second most popular tourist destination in Normandy after the Mont St Michel and the birthplace of the Impressionists, Claude Monet’s village retains its charm and character with its quaint streets and flower gardens.
A walk in artist country on which you can also visit the 2 main sites of Giverny:
The Fondation Claude Monet
Claude Monet lived at his home in Giverny for 43 years, from 1883 to 1926. Passionate about gardening as well as colour, he designed his flower garden and water garden as true works of art.
In the garden and house, visitors can still feel the atmosphere of Monet’s time and marvel at the compositions of flowers and water lilies which were his most important sources of inspiration.
The Musée des Impressionnismes in Giverny
The Musée des Impressionnismes in Giverny is one of the most important venues for the major figures of this artistic movement.
Parc régional du Vexin
A few minutes from the Moulin de Fourges, the parc régional du Vexin (Vexin regional park) has a lot to offer: the Roche Guyon, classified as one of the “most beautiful villages of France,” and its castle, but also Vétheuil which has hosted important figures such as Claude Monet, who lived there for several years, and Joan Mitchell. A little further afield, Les Andelys is also worth a visit with its walks along the water and the fortress of Richard the Lionheart.
For your excursions or guided tours in groups, find our partner Pariscityvision.