You Can Rent Claude Monet’s French Country Home For $250/Night

published Apr 3, 2019
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If you’re an artist, or you just want a dose of inspiration and French country je ne sais quoi, you don’t have to become an expat to do it. This quiet rental in Normandy offers a retreat for backpackers and families alike. Oh, and the house was once owned by the Impressionist painter Claude Monet. He’s kind of a big deal.

The owners call this picturesque rental The Blue House, because the shutters are a striking shade of robin’s egg blue. If you’re an art buff, you may recognize the house’s quarter-plus acre of shaded expansive gardens from its famous owner’s work. Even the interior is fit for a Monet painting: With hardwood floors and eclectic antiques, the modernized 2,152 square feet of living space will have you feeling inspired and pampered as soon as you walk in the door.

While you’re getting a taste of the quiet life of this famous painter, you can bring your whole family. There’s plenty of space with two floors and three double bedrooms. If you’re traveling alone, you can just rent the ground floor for half the price. Don’t worry about things being too rustic—the place has modern amenities, too, including TV, internet, and a washer and dryer.

Even though the home is in a sleepier part of town, a short walk will take you into the bustling heart of Giverny, where you can visit museums and shop. Don’t forget about day trips, either. Giverny is a short train ride away from Paris and Versailles, so you can take in the best of France from a relaxing distance.

This artsy rental goes for only $243 a night. So, grab your sketchbook, book your plane ticket, and get ready to take in the art and beauty of Normandy.

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