Spring Pilgrimage to Monet’s Gardens

After seven years of living in France I finally made it out to Giverny to see Monet’s famous gardens. I always meant to go in spring and something always came up to make me put it off. Now, after seeing it I feel determined to go every spring because it is just so beautiful and inspiring. The sky was just slightly cloudy which, I think made for better photos. Enjoy!

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To get there you must buy a ticket at Gare St Lazare for the “grands lines” to Vernon and then take a shuttle bus to Giverny. There is an Impressionist museum out there (which I didn’t visit this time) and you could walk back to the train if you’re courageous, it’s 7 km. There’s no picnicking in the gardens but you could bring one and enjoy it outside, the village is also very beautiful.