Chateau de Grossoeuvre
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... 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 English and the French. It's site, however, offers stunning views up and down the Seine Valley.
A couple of passenger river cruise boats are docked nearby and a cargo boat passes by. We eat our lunch with the white swans to the sound of the river.
Then we surrender again to Naggy Maggy and her instructions for the drive into Rouen Cathedral. It's a one hour drive through small villages, mown fields and woodlands.
Rouen Notre DamÍ Cathedral ...
... from a distance. The gardens are fantastic, elaborate fountains round every corner, gold glinting in the sunshine with the water combining to make such a spectacle, no flowers all greenery, shrubs and trees which you would think could look boring but so well done and perfectly groomed, could have happily spent the day just wandered about, again time is an issue and we have to move on all too quickly. I think we were probably lucky to ...
... sightseeing route! Along the Seine river towards Notre Dam, where I jumped out of the car for a quick picture, then to the Louvre, where we took the taxi lane to actually drive into the Louvre, and from there to the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomph, where we made a full round on the roundabaout and moved down the Champs Elysees again. We crossed the Seine and stopped next to the Eifel tower. A short but really nice roundtrip through ...
... when she does this. Her eyebrows go up, eyes grow larger, and she starts flailing her arms around to add even more emphasis to her sass. To give you a visual, she's a bit like this guy from Parks and Recreation.
The best though is when she's clearly unimpressed with whatever answer you gave her. She lets out a curt sigh and rolls her eyes! Let's just say I'm glad that I won't be here to experience her teenage years.