A trip to Giverny. :)

Our trip to Giverny, mostly as a photo blog because wifi and the internet in general have thwarted my several attempts to create this post.

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My adorable mum on her bike, ready to go!

It was a warm and slightly overcast Tuesday when we took the train from Paris to Vernon and rented bikes to head the 4km to Giverny and Monet’s house and garden. (We almost took off with hundreds of people for the Palace of Versailles on that Tuesday because the fountains would be running, but Giverny was higher on our list so it won out. Good thing, too, because we heard that not only was Versailles ridiculously full, but the fountains are under renovations right now and not even functioning.) And the weather for Giverny was perfect. While waiting in the incredibly long line to see Monet’s house/garden we enjoyed some blood orange sorbet, and finished it just in time to go in and see Monet’s home, complete with some original furnishings and artwork (oh sure, when your friends are Cezanne and Manet, you’d have a few of their original pieces up here and there in your home!), and many beautiful Japanese prints and dishes.

The view of the garden from Monet's bedroom

The view of the garden from Monet’s bedroom

And then: the garden. Huge and beautiful, with more varieties of flowers than you can count, and when we found the pond, with water lilies galore, we knew this was well worth the trip.
And now, the photos!

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We also had the best lunch so far in our France vacation at a lovely little tea shop called Les Nympheas (how fitting), and we all had the best Quiche Lorraine we’ve ever had.

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That’s all for now. More stories to come! Soon, I hope. 🙂

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