Sunday, September 1, 2013

Monet's Garden, Giverney

Confession time.  I've had a severe case of writer's block since I returned from Europe. I think the problem is that I have so many ideas for posts, so many wonderful photos and so much I want to share that it is not coming together the way I would like it to! 


I have started a number of posts.  Bastille day in Saint Remy de Provence, my obsession with French supermarkets and the wonderful Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse indoor market - just to name a few.  Works in progress.

So, in an effort to just start somewhere I thought I would do a non food post and share some photos of one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited.  The famous and fabulous house and garden of Impressionist painter Claude Monet.  I visited on a wet summer's morning which explains the slightly misty quality to some of the photos. (And the murky water!)

I have always loved Monet's work and visiting his home in the quaint town of Giverney was definitely a highlight of my trip.


Photos of the interior of the house are not permitted but the kitchen and dining room in particular are gorgeous.  (The copper pot collection is To.Die.For.)   There are photos online if you are interested.

A few weeks later I visited the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris which houses Monet's Water Lilies (Les Nymphéas).  It was magical to see these stunning paintings after having seen the pond and water lilies in person.

I hope you enjoy and I promise there will be more food and travel posts coming very soon.


  1. Oh I'm so jealous you went!! After the exhibition I was like "I MUST GO THERE!!'

    1. Thanks for commenting Shellie. I loved the Monet exhibition and it was even more meaningful having been to the actual garden. Definitely worth visiting if you get a chance. :)

  2. That looks so beautiful and peaceful! What a wonderful experience for you.

    I totally understand the writer's block (or is it blogger's block?). It took me months to write up my most recent trip to Germany - and I was only there for three weeks! You can do it! :)

    1. Thanks for the encouraging words Sarah. :)


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