France: Giverny (Visiting Monet’s House)

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Walking through Giverny

Because Versailles is closed on Mondays and I already booked the French Open for Tuesday,  we needed to find something to do inbetween. We’re lucky enough to have all been to Paris before, so I did some research for possible day trips and found out that Giverny is not too far away (1 hour).

Giverny is a beautiful town in Normandy most famous for being home to the impressionist painter Claude Monet. I was so excited about seeing the water lilies and green bridge in person! May was such a perfect month to visit because all of the flowers were in blossom. I cannot recommend enough!

*Just a warning – many flower photos ahead!

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Even spotted a cow while walking into town!

 

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Restaurant La Musardière Crêperie

 

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Lunch in the garden

 

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Normandy is famous for its cider, so we dried Le Verger de Giverny

 

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Dad with his savory crêpe, aka galette

 

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Excited to eat!

 

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Koen, Dad and I all ordered the Farmer’s Galette: ham, mushroms, cheese, garlic, crème fraîche, and egg

 

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Mom ordered the Normandy Galette: apples, camembert, and calvados

 

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Koen chose his shirt very carefully for our visit to the garden 🙂

 

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The one hour line to enter Monet’s House and Garden

 

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