It was not until after he had completed his Cathedrals, that Claude Monet entered the monument for the first time. He completed the paintings from the two campaigns in his studio in Giverny and postdated them to 1894. Twenty of these paintings were presented in 1895 at the famous art dealer Durand-Ruel, where they were admired by famous painters such as Degas, Cézanne, Pissarro and Renoir. Claude Monet and his Cathedrals campaign take a prominent place in the development and promotion of Impressionism in France and around the world.
Today, the paintings are scattered around the world contributing tothe worldwide fame of the Norman capital’s cathedral. Seven Cathedrals are preserved in France, including one at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rouen that was donated by a local patron to give to the city back in 1909.
Follow in the footsteps of Claude Monet from the Cathedral Square to Giverny via the panorama of the Colline Sainte-Catherine in Bonsecours, where he created a general view of the city. Not to mention the impressionist gallery at the Rouen Museum of Fine Arts which exhibits several of his works.