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Monet's Passion - Giverny

An August 2000 trip to Paris by dkkroger

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Quote: Monet's Garden and Home are a delight to the senses.

Monet's Passion - Giverny

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The Water Garden Photo, Paris, France
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Our tour started from Paris early on a rainy day. As we pulled into the parking area the clouds and our spirits lifted. Nothing prepared us for the beauty that was to come. Monet's Gardens have been meticulously restored. Walk in to the Water Garden and see the Japanese Footbridge, weeping willow trees and the water lilies - yes, it is just like the paintings, even the row boat is there. Then go across the street (underground passage) to the House and Flower Garden. We were not allowed to walk down the Allee's but could walk the perimeter. The Grande Allee is 72 ft. long and 22 ft. wide and is covered with climbing roses above and trailing nasturtiums on the ground creating a tunnel effect. Mone...Read More

Holiday Inn Paris-Opera

Hotel | "Holiday Inn - Opera, in Paris"

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We stayed in Paris. Giverny is a short drive away. We loved this hotel. I was once a hunting lodge for King Henry IV in 1593. It has been a hotel since 1850. (Yes, it has been updated).

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 14, 2001

Holiday Inn Paris-Opera
38 RUE DE L ECHIQUIER
Paris, France
33142469275

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We ate lunch in the small town of Rouen, a short drive from Giverny. We chose a cafe and had a table in a town square town square. After a great budget lunch of "jambon et fromage" sandwiches, we toured the Cathedrale de Rouen, the subject of many of Monet's paintings. An intersting side light here is that, Rouen is the town in which Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake, in 1431.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 14, 2001