One of the best moments of our trip to France was a little side trip we took to Giverny. Ever since I was studying art history in college I would dream about going to visit Claude Monet's house and gardens in Giverny, France. I wasn't able to go there the first time I visited France eleven years ago...but I made it a must on this trip!
Before we arrived I knew the gardens would be beautiful...but when you actually see them in person it is just overwhelming! The gardens were massive and were kept immaculate! So many flowers I have never seen in my life.
Monet's famous water lily pond was so beautiful, peaceful, and perfect.
It was so wonderful to go through Monet's house. Did you see my photos from inside his home on my Instagram? If not, stop on by.
So I know nothing about flowers. I do not have a green thumb and kill just about any plant that gets near me. But what I do know is that I have never seen these flowers before. They reminded me of a starburst...and I just loved them. My absolute favorite flowers of the day!
We also had time to walk through the adorable town, have a yummy lunch, and see the cemetery were Claude Monet is buried.
I'm so very happy that we took this short 40 minute train ride outside of Paris. This was such an enjoyable day. If you find yourself in Paris think about making a visit to Giverny. You will absolutely love it.
Here's to making my art history dreams come true!