In 1889, Latour-Marliac exhibited his waterlilies at the World Fair in Paris, where they were seen by Claude Monet. Their beauty inspired Monet to build his water garden at Giverny. Monet ordered lilies from Latour-Marliac, and immortalised them in paint. Part of Latour-Marliac’s house in Temple-sur-Lot is now a museum and the nursery garden is open to visitors, with its original geometric pools and natural springs. It was denoted “Un Jardin Remarquable” by the Ministry of culture in 2004.