RATE : 40 €
Your contact tourism in Eure :
Local committee of Tourism of Eure - Phone number : +33 2 32 31 51 51
Your contact tourism in Normandy :
Regional committee of Tourism of Normandy - Phone number : +33 2 32 33 79 00
CLAUDE MONET'S HOUSE - www.fondation-monet.com
Claude Monet's property at Giverny, left by his son to the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1966, has, after completion of large-scale restoration work, become the Claude Monet Foundation, inaugurated in 1980. The house, with its pink crushed brick façade, where the leader of the Impressionist School lived from 1883 to 1926, once again has its colourful decor and and intimate charm of former times. The precious collection of japonese engravings is displayed in several rooms, hung in the manner chosen by the master of Giverny himself. The huge Nympheas studio, a stone's throw from the house, has also benn restored. It contains the Foundation's Shop.The gardens have been replanted as they once were and offer for the admiration of visitors the "painting from nature" which Claude Monet's contemporaries considered one of his masterpieces. The rectangular Clos Normand, with archways of climbing plants entwined around brilliantly coloured shrubs, lies before the house and studios, offering from Spring to Autumn the palette of varying colours of the painter-gardner who was "ecstatic about flowers". Lastly, the Water Garden, formed by a tributary of the Epte, lies further away, shaded by weeping willows. With its famous Japonese Bridge, its wistarias, azaleas and its pond, it has once more become that casket of sky and water which inspired the pictorial universe of the water lilies.
RATE FROM EVREUX'S STATION IN TAXI : 50 € (+ waiting time : 16 € / 1 hour)
BEACH LANDING (D-DAY BEACH LANDING)
On the tracks of men who landed in Normandy on 6th june,1944
MEMORIAL OF CAEN - HISTORY FOR PEACE
Open every day from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm, from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm in winter,
from 9.00 am to 8.00 pm in summer
Close the first about fifteen january and december 25
MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF OMAHA BEACH - 6 JUNE 1944
Chronological presentation of the american sector of all the phases since the occupation,
until the day of the landings.
Exhibition of guns, uniforms and military vehicles who have served in the second world war
Opening times : from 9.00 am to 7.30 pm
MEMORIAL PEGASUS - MUSEUM OF THE BRITISH AIRBORNE TROOPS
The Memorial Pegasus at Ranville-Benouville is dedicated to the men
of the 6th British Airborne Division
who were the first liberators to arrive in Normandy on the night of 5th / 6th june 1944.
In the museum the different missions of the Airborne Division are presented.
The most spectacular being the capture of the Benouville Bridge by gliderborne troops commanded
by Major John Howard.
The museum presents hundreds of poignant and historic objects and photos about the liberation
of the region.
Opening times : 9.30 am to 6.30 pm
Duration of the tour in taxi : 1 day - RATE : 280 €
(entrance of the museum and to lunch not included)