Travel Blogs from Giverny
In addition to the vein and vin, there was one other item I had asked be included in our itinerary: the home, flower gardens and water gardens of impressionist artist Claude Monet in Giverny. This was by far my favorite spot in France (and we saw several amazing sites here).
I inherited a love of impressionism from my mother and …
Giverny was a bust, as we arrived way too late. The hotel itself was nice and we had a good meal, but all the attractions were closed (e.g., Monet's house). We did take an evening walk through a local park that was the source of inspiration for some of Monet's paintings, but that was about it. Ended up as just a place to sleep.
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The gardens were my favorite part. Claude Monet is one of my favorite artists, so it was so amazing to see where he got his inspiration and replicas of his work in his real home. It was something I had dreamed of doing while in France and I actually got to with three other lovely ladies. =)
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... could speak a little French and by the time we were finished, the patient waitress smiled at us for trying and the remainder of the evening was full of conversation, laughter and excellent food! Across the street, a man with a Les Paul guitar set up a small amplifier and began playing beautiful music which made a perfect atmosphere!
Tired from our long day, we found the nearest Metro and returned to our hotel....thankful for another beautiful day in Paris!
With only a few days in Paris, I did not want to miss the opportunity to see life outside the city. Our goal today was to see Claude Monet's garden and his home in Giverny, about 1 hour to the north west of Paris. The little town of Giverny was just what I imagined of a small French rural town. As we approached we began to see little cottages with tiny windows and green shutters. The Rue de Claude Monet is a ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed