Waterlilies pond, Giverny

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Sunday calls for adventures! So Sunday morning (*noon), after a good breakfast, we jumped in the car and headed to Giverny, a picturesque, little town in Normandy.

Giverny is mostly well-known as the impressionist painter Claude Monet had his home and above all his famous gardens there, and one can still visit both.

This is something I’ve wanted to visit for a long time, so I was more than excited, reaching Giverny.

The place was, unfortunately fully packed with tourists and I highly recommend you to purchase your tickets online in order to skip the long queue!

Once you enter the garden, you’re welcomed by all species of plants and flowers in an burst of colors and smells!

Monet’s house is in the middle of the garden, surrounded by flowers. No wonder that with such a view, Monet was so inspired…

Claude Monet house Giverny

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The view from the window of Monet’s bedroom…^

Claude Monet house Giverny

I wish I could have the same office and desk!

And the interior of the house isn’t bad either…

Claude Monet house Giverny

Claude Monet house Giverny

Claude Monet house Giverny

Claude Monet house Giverny

Claude Monet house Giverny

Claude Monet house Giverny

Claude Monet house Giverny

Isn’t this white and blue kitchen a dream? ^

And by the way, the whole house is pink!!! I guess Monet and I share the same taste… ;p

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We kept wandering among the flowers…

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Claude Monet gardens Giverny

Claude Monet gardens Giverny

Claude Monet gardens Giverny

Until we arrived to the waterlilies pond, that was just too beautiful!!

Not even all the tourists could disturb the beauty and the calm of the place…

Claude Monet gardens Giverny

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Claude Monet gardens Giverny

Claude Monet gardens Giverny

Claude Monet gardens Giverny

I could have been sitting there watching the pond for ever… If it wasn’t for my stomach that started noisily remembering me it was lunch time…

So we left the kingdom of Monet, we grabbed the picnic that we prepared the morning and we walked around until we found a little park where we had lunch and a little nap!

By the way, Giverny is a very touristic place (much more than I expected) and it’s full of bar and restaurants. But I still prefer have lunch in the sun, feet in the grass…

In the afternoon, we visited the Museum of Impressionism and its garden. The museum is currently hosting an photography exhibition, in which 5 contemporary photographs give their vision of Monet’s gardens through their pictures. I was really glad to find a photos exhibition!

The museum’s garden is very beautiful too, it’s composed of several little spaces in which flowers are “organized” by color. It’s very pleasant to walk around.

Museum of Impressionism Giverny

Museum of Impressionism Giverny

Museum of Impressionism Giverny

Museum of Impressionism Giverny

Museum of Impressionism Giverny

Museum of Impressionism Giverny

musée des impressionnismes Giverny

Museum of Impressionism Giverny

Museum of Impressionism Giverny

And just for the record, the garden is free entrance (not the museum).

We really had a beautiful day in Giverny! Just how Sundays are meant to be! 🙂

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17 Comments

  1. A fabulous Sunday! The garden is stunning and I definitely like to have that view from my office too. Really interesting to see where the great Monet lived and got inspired. Thanks for linking #citytripping

  2. What gorgeous photos – those colours are amazing. You really couldn't fail to be inspired here I think. And fantastic to see the actual waterlilies from the iconic painting. #citytripping

  3. Hi Umberta, what wonderful pictures of an inspiring place. I must visit one day, but can certainly understand why Monet was drawn to the gardens. #AllAboutFrance

  4. This is a stunning place! I know that Monet’s paintings of this garden are stunning but I suppose I thought he had sexed it up, haha! In reality it is as beautiful as he portrayed. I am interested in the interior of the house, it seems to be designed like sunshine. #AllAboutFrance

  5. I’ve wanted to visit Giverny for ages so thank you for this extensive tour showing its beauty. I agree with Catherine Berry that your photos do look like you were alone. Lovey! Thanks for linking up to #AllAboutFrance great to see you here

    1. ahah I really wasn’t alone, quite the opposite ;)) But the place is wonderful anyway! I’m glad if you could virtually visit Giverny through my pics! 😉

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