Do you know who Claude Monet was? You may know who he is already, and not even realize it. Claude Monet’s paintings typically hang in many office buildings, and museums around the world. Claude Monet is a famous painter and credited with being the founder of French impressionism. Monet painted many of his famous paintings in his garden at Giverny, which I had the pleasure to visit on my trip to Paris.
For my garden visit I chose to wear something relaxed and comfortable. Giverny is nintey minutes outside of Paris, and there was going to be a long bus ride ahead of me. I’m wearing an H&M maxi skirt, Asos crop top, Express scarf, and accessories from various vendors.
I reached the garden of Monet, and the first thing I noticed was the extreme quiet of the French countryside, the vast, lush landscape, and rustic village houses along the main road. Monet’s garden is a very large and intricately designed plot with a brook running alongside the edge of land. After, walking through the garden a bit you come across the large centrally located lilly pond that is littered with lilly pads, and fallen petals from the nearby stems.
It takes about 20 minutes to walk the length of the garden (may seem fast ,but it was a bit of a rushed visit), you can take a public tour of Monet’s house (pictured below), which I ended up opting out of, to go to the nearby café for lunch. We ate at the Terra café , and had scrumptious open faced sandwiches of duck tar tare with onion jam, paired with chilled Evian mineral water. It was a perfect way to end the trip to Giverny, and a must see for any tourist.