Monet's GardenOctober 20, 2015 in France
The final day of our holiday in Europe. Tomorrow we head to the airport and Thursday we fly out on the long road home. But there could be no better place to charge up the batteries for all that lies ahead than Monet's Garden. We have been looking forward to our little trip to Giverny, the little French village where Monet made his home for over 40 years until his death. And of all his achievements perhaps the one which filled him most with pride and certainly brought him most pleasure was his garden. The garden was completely rejuvenated in the late 1970s and today attracts hordes of visitors from all over the world. Luckily there are not nearly so many of them late in October when we visit. Also luckily, the garden still has plenty of colour to share with us. The famous water lilies are pretty much finished for the year, but the autumn colours of the trees surely make up for the lack.
We stay in a charming BnB - Le Petit Giverny - which is run by a French couple. It is a bit rough around the edges, but very pleasant and a small taste of French village life.Read more