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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.
Our last day of sight seeing in Paris as tomorrow we head home. Peter and I got up a little earlier as we took the train to Giverny to visit the garden and Maison of Monet. We left our accommodation at 9.00am and caught the Metro to the main station Gare Lazarre. Then caught the train to Vernon which took 45 minutes followed by a bus trip of 15 minutes, but it was midday by the time we had arrived. We ...
... of the modern day rave party (he was also American, and although slightly more tempered after 4 years in France, had still inherited that insatiable national trait of continually talking). To make matters worse, one of the fellow group members was also an arts "student" and she was apt to adding her own 5 cents worth in that typically American, I know as much as you way. Nevertheless, don't get the wrong impression as the day turned out once again to be a fantastic tour ...
... and peaceful. The house, with its famous pink crushed brick fašade, was opened to the public and still had a lot of original furniture. We were back in Paris by 6.30pm, had dinner at a nearby restaurant – snails for entre and then lamb chops. I was pleased to get home as three big men from Camaroon walked past, then sat near us and initiated a conversation and gave us their card to contact them – NO WAY!!! I felt safer in Africa, I ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed