« The restoration works conducted by Gérald and Florence Van der Kemp, thanks notably to American Maecenas, have allowed Claude Monet’s house and gardens to become again a unique place, with a deep quietude and a perpetual enchantment. Every year, more than 500,000 visitors come from all over the world in order to feel this so particular atmosphere. The “Fondation Claude Monet”, owned by the “Académie des Beaux Arts”, must remain a living place. Our gardeners work all along the year to highlight the gardens, to “reconstruct” them permanently, to preserve and renew the vegetal patrimony, while always being reliable to the Great Painter’s vision. » Hugues R. Gall – Director of the Foundation