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Claude Monet's house can be rented for a weekend

Tourists who prefer their spring and summer holidays to be artsy will most likely consider making a trip to Giverny. Weekend retreats don’t come more picture-perfect than a stay at the idyllic Blue House, a 19th-century home once owned by the Impressionist artist Claude Monet.
The home, which is currently available to rent through Airbnb, is located in Giverny — a small village in the region of Normandy in northern France that the artist lived and worked in for several years. Having undergone complete renovations in 2016, the three-bedroom and three-bathroom home (one bedroom, a bathroom, two living rooms and a kitchen on the ground floor, and two additional bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor) is now furnished with a combination of both modern pieces and antique furnishings in shades of blue.

The house was purchased by Monet in the 19th century and was later immortalized in paint by the American artist Guy Rose. It is worth mentioning that Monet used the Blue House for his extensive vegetable garden but he didn’t live there. It was normally occupied by friends while the artist himself lived nearby at his now famous house and self-designed water garden which have been open to the public for a number of years as a museum.
The view, garden and the interiors of Monet’s Blue House in Giverny. Source: airbnb. ie
Today, the Blue House sits surrounded by more than 15,000 square feet of gardens, calling to mind those delicate, natural landscapes in green shades from Monet’s most famous paintings. The home is located in the heart of Giverny, just a few minutes walk from the Musée des Impressionnismes and benches. A maid living nearby is available to assist guests with any needs.

It takes just an hour to reach Giverny from Paris, but this small village feels a world away. Here, life moves at a more tranquil pace, much as it did when Monet lived and painted here from 1883 until his death in 1926. Today, his magical gardens and the nearby Musée des Impressionnismes are one of the most enjoyable day trips from Paris, drawing around half a million visitors each year.
The Blue House can accommodate up to six guests at a time and be rented for $224 (€198) a night. However, guests can also choose to book portions for less. The entire home is available to rent, that is the ground floor (which includes a kitchen, two living rooms, a bedroom, and a bathroom) and the first floor (which includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms). The living rooms contain fireplaces, while the kitchen on the ground floor has blue cabinets, wood countertops, stainless steel appliances and a lengthy wooden dining table. If you’re looking for only one room, you can rent just the ground floor for an adjusted price.
Based on the materials from Lonely Planet and Observer