Monet’s masterpiece

Giverny is a place I had often envisioned during my romantic musings. To walk amidst it’s gardens, surrounded by a kaleidoscope of colors and history. Considering it was recently our two year anniversary, (and we were in need of a little getaway) it seemed the ideal escape. Forty-five minutes via train, into a world created by great Impressionist master, Claude Monet.

I could not help but to think of the lives lived amidst these grounds and within these walls.

Night fell. The last bus departed. We were not yet ready to leave this setting of many a masterpiece.

Paris could wait until morning.

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16 Comments

  1. Paris in Pink May 30, 2011

    I visited the gardens a few days ago as well. Definitely one of the most enchanting places I’ve seen 🙂

    XO

    Camille @ The Wildfleur (formerly Paris in Pink)

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  2. Susan May 30, 2011

    It was such a dream come true for me to get there…it is so beautiful. It’s like you are transported back in time! Perfect anniversary idea.

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  3. Dawn May 31, 2011

    You hopeless romantic, you!

    I would love to visit those gardens.

    Gorgeous pics.

    Hugs,

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    • Kasia June 3, 2011

      Dawn, you must take a trip to France!

      Me, a romantic? 😉

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  4. I love Giverny! it’s amazing…great photos!

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  5. Forest May 31, 2011

    just looking at those pictures reminds me of how relaxing it is to get out there. nice….

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  6. paris (im)perfect May 31, 2011

    And yet another reminder of why I need to go to Giverny. I always mean to! Thanks for the inspiration. Lovely!

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  7. Milla May 31, 2011

    Oh thank you for sharing – a must-visit!

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  8. Sweet Freak May 31, 2011

    I went way back when, as a college student. I think I’m due for another visit!

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  9. Kate May 31, 2011

    Lovely photos! I was there in April and loved it. Where did you spend the night and would you recommend it?

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    • Kasia June 3, 2011

      Thanks! We ended up staying in a lovely rustic B&B as almost everything was booked. The owner knew everyone in the village and was quite a host with many stories to tell. What I would recommend it to book ahead 🙂

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  10. Andi June 10, 2011

    I got a tiny taste of the area last October when I stayed one evening at Les jardins d’epicure. We definitely plan to go back and explore the area more, it is so lovely!

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  11. Raquel June 24, 2011

    I was there last spring and I must say it was very difficult to go back to Paris that day!

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