Thursday, November 3, 2011


What can I say about Giverny.  We took the 8:20 train from Paris' Gare St Lazare to Vernon and arrived at Monets around 9:15.  We saw the house, the gardens and the Lily pond in that order.  It worked out well because by the time we left the house there was a long line to get in and when we got to the Lily pond there were few people there.  We walked around the pond and took pictures.  We probably would have stayed longer but it was a cold morning.  We were hungry so we headed down the street to Ancien Hotel Baudy for lunch.  This was the second time I've had lunch there and I highly recommend it.  It was delicious.  For more info go to  After lunch we walked through the rose garden behind the restaurant.  This was a hang out for American impressionists in the early 20th century.  A studio where they worked is behind the restaurant.  Walking farther down the street we found the cemetery next to the village church where Monet is buried.  There is also a memorial to some British soldiers who were killed when their plane crashed outside the village during WWII.  After a wonderful day in Giverny we took the train back to Paris arriving back at the apartment around 5:30.  We went to Au Pied de Cochon for Onion soup and Baba au Rum.  A good day all around.  For more info on Givery go to

 Kayleigh at the pond.

 The gang at the pond.

 Studio behind Ancien Hotel Baudy Restaurant.

 Kayleigh and Kylie  in front of the restaurant.

Monets grave.

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