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On my recent visit to France, my in-laws, who currently live there, took me to Monet’s house and garden in Giverny, which is located a couple of hours out of Paris. It was definitely the highlight of my trip to France. I’ve been meaning to blog about this since I got back, but was slightly daunted with the prospect of selecting a few photos from the large number of photos I took to put into the post. I finally did it and here’s the blog!

The house was pretty enough (sadly they did not permit photography), but the garden was breathtaking. I think the flowers you see depend on the time you visit. When I visited, the garden was decked out in alm.ost every shade of blue and purple imaginable, with bursts of red. It felt like heaven on earth. It was so beautiful. There were two parts to the garden ¬†– the garden at the front of the house an the waterlily pond. It really did feel like I was inside one of Monet’s famous paintings. Have a look at my photos and you’ll see what I mean.

Tulips and Forget-me-nots in front of the house

Some of the flower beds in the garden in front of the house

The pathway to the Lily pond, lined with tall Bamboo plants

Look at the photo below of Water Lilies alongside this painting.

Waterlilies reminiscent of Water-Lilies, Claude Monet 1905

Look at the photo below alongside these paintings.

The first bridge, with waterlilies in front of it.

Look at the photo below alongside this painting.

The second bridge with Wisteria

I loved the Wisteria on the bridge, so here it is again!

Oriental Poppies in the front garden on our way back


3 comments to “Monet’s Garden, Giverny in Photos”

  1. Arlene Pleich

    What time of year did you go? I am interested in how the garden looks in December, as that’s when I will be in France.
    Arlene

  2. Arlene Pleich

    What time of year did you go? I am interested in how the garden looks in December, as that’s when I’ll be in France.
    Arlene

  3. girl

    I went in Spring, it was gorgeous. I particularly liked the Wisteria. I know the garden is beautiful the year round as they have a dedicated team of gardeners who keep it looking lovely. Enjoy it!


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