La Maison Bleue, a splendid villa surrounded by gardens once owned by Claude Monet, is now available for short-term rentals on Airbnb.
Monet's idyllic Impressionist paintings set in Giverny often conjure up dreamy visions of the artist's life in the countryside: leisurely walks through the wheat fields, painting the wisteria-adorned bridges in his garden, reading a book on a park bench, shopping at the village market or gardening in the colourful flower beds. Now, it's possible to live like Monet.
The famous Maison Bleue (Blue House), a villa once owned by Claude Monet in Giverny, is now for rent on Airbnb, the world's most popular portal for short-term rentals. Though the artist never lived there – Monet lived in La Maison de Monet, which is today a museum and the HQ of the Monet Foundation – he did own it, and his friends and visitors would stay there.
Set in the charming village of Giverny, the home was renovated in 2016 with an eclectic mix of contemporary and antique furniture. It is surrounded by 16,000 square feet of beautiful gardens, including the vegetable garden Monet cultivated. The cost per night for the entire villa, which can accommodate up to 6 people with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, is US$337 or £260.
For art lovers, fans of Monet and those desiring a little peace outside of Paris, renting this villa is a special opportunity to experience life like the Impressionist in the late 19th century.
Tucked away from the touristed part of Giverny, but still in close proximity to the cafés and restaurants as well as Monet's famous pink house and gardens, the villa has the perfect location for a relaxing getaway.
And, at the moment, there are still some dates available for the end of June, so don't miss out!