Airbnb, a popular short-term rental service, has added another interesting object. Recently, tourists traveling in Northern France have been offered to stay for a few days at the house of Claude Monet.
The “Blue House” with three bedrooms, including separate rooms for Monet and his wife Alice, and three bathrooms is located in Normandy, in the small provincial town of Giverny, which is only 83 km from Paris. In 2016, after a long desolation, the building was renovated, the interior and furniture were updated, and reproductions of famous paintings were hung on the walls. And posted an ad for rent. For the pleasure of living in an impressionist’s house for one day, you need to pay 226 dollars.
Monet purchased the Blue House in 1883 and lived there for 43 years, until his death. Michel, the artist’s son, having received an inheritance, did not want to stay in Giverny, sold all his father’s paintings and successfully forgot about his father’s hearth. In 1966, Michel died, and the house was taken over by the French Academy of Arts, which founded the Claude Monet Foundation and gave him control over all the artist’s property.
Finding the “Blue House” is easy – it is located next to the Museum of Impressionism. And if you are traveling with a large group, you can also rent the house of the California impressionist Guy Rose, who lived next door to his great friend Claude Monet.