Best Hotel Rouen Est/Val de Reuil
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... 2 , but as we keep telling ourselves it would take at least twice as long on the little roads and probably end up divorced the amount of times I'd send him the wrong way!!!!! Or as he said, dump me in a carpark in the middle of no where, charming!!! Arrived safe and sound and had set within 10 mins. I wandered off to do some much needed washing, whilst Andy did battle with the ...
... season. However, the garden surrounding it is a delightful taste of what is to come.
It is laid out in 'rooms' of red, blue and yellow flowers and/or foliage to represent the three primary colours, black and white for the monochromatic and scented.
The queue for tickets at Monet's Garden is barely ten minutes long and inside we find a garden bursting with the colours of summer flowers. Like the ...
... the most opulent one I have seen from the outside. Apparently though it was heavily bombed in WWII and much of the cleaned stonework is restoration. Inside it is dark and heavy. The windows are dark and sad, in need of cleaning. About 50% have been destroyed and replaced with opaque clear glass including a huge rose window. Such a loss.
JA and I follow a walking tour map and visit the site where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. A large modern cross marks the spot but ...
... family to move in with himself, his wife and their 6 children. However, Monets wife happened to fall ill with tuberculosis and passed away and around the same time the wealthy banker made some poor investment choices and skipped town; leaving Monet an his 2 boys and the bankers wife and 6 kids together. So they decided to marry and proceeded to have more children together. The home itself was a work of art. Large windows on the upper level looked out over ...
... of the property.
Unfortunately after the Second World War the house and garden were neglected. In 1966 Michel Monet made the Academie des Beaux-Arts his heir. In 1977 Gérald van der Kemp was appointed Curator at Giverny. André Devillers, who had the opportunity to go with Georges Truffaut - a distinguished gardener often invited to Monet's table - helped him reconstruct the garden as it was by the time of the master. Many contemporaries of Monet testified also.