Sunday, October 22, 2017

Giverny - One Of My Favorite Places In France

 There just aren't adequate words to describe Giverny.
I've looked at them all;
surreal, dreamlike, breathtaking, stunning, astounding, wonderful, gorgeous, amazing, awe-inspiring.
None of them do it justice.
Our visit to Claude Monet's garden and home in Vernon was one of my favorite things about France.

I was giddy with excitement and joy standing where Claude Monet stood and painted. 

There are three areas to tour. 
The cutting garden or Clos Normand. 

There were rows and rows of flowers so when Monet wanted flowers for a painting, they were available.

It was a perfect time of year. The garden was mature and lush.

The cool September air seemed to bring out the vibrant colors.

 We toured the house but I'm going to get to that in another post.

A tunnel under the street led to the Japanese garden and water lily pond.

I kept thinking that I just couldn't believe it.
Somebody pinch me. I felt like I was in a dream.

At one point I had goose bumps.
It was beautiful and breathtaking.
I hope you are able to visit one day.