On a half day trip we drove to Giverny to Monet's home, and were shown the Artists Tavern where Monet met with other artists of the impressionist era.
The gardens are extensive and stunning, however the crowds made it difficult to get the great shot of the Japanese Bridge without people on it.
If you are a lover of gardens, there is no better, and many great shots of flowers are to be had.
The tour of Monet's home (and the very yellow kitchen) is fascinating, but why we were not permitted to take photos was unclear, but politely enforced.
There's a gift/souvenir shop with a variety of books, tea towels, prints and all things Monet to purchase.
A little way up the lane is the graveyard where Monet rests, along with other member of the Monet family. There are also graves of allied soldiers, take a couple of coins from your own currency as an offering of respect on the grave.
There's a lovely pub/beer garden to grab some food, wine or coffee along the same roadway.
Lots to see and do in a beautiful part of France ... A must see.
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