Paris Day Trip: Giverny

Paris Day Trip: Giverny

You can read my full blog post about spending two weeks in Paris here.

In some ways Giverny was not at all what I expected. There’s a highway with trucks running through the middle of Monet’s gardens. It’s not open at sunrise or sunset when the gardens would be prettiest. The website where you buy tickets seems kind of scammy.

But! Despite those caveats, looking back at these photos, I’m actually very glad I went. The gardens really are gorgeous, and the bright (if recently-painted) colors in the house were spectacular.

I took the train to the town near Giverny and then rented a bike at the train station. I was hoping for a pretty ride but it was honestly it was tricky to navigate the streets of the town and then desolate and uninteresting on the stretch from town to Giverny. If I went again, I would hop on the tour bus along with everyone else.

I arrived about an hour before it closed and snapped most of these photos in the 15-30 minutes before it closed. I wanted to avoid tourists and get the prettiest afternoon light, which I think I achieved well enough.

2CAE40F2-D0FF-447A-B1F4-9C4EB746210A.JPG
6A79D238-0490-41EA-8F1B-FD44013F55E4.JPG
6E6DED25-4DF8-4546-AC61-C9611874D82B.JPG
9D385E81-D869-4188-87C8-0D1E8E472855.JPG
25B493C2-8135-4DC0-910D-69F053E1DA1F.JPG
48F24840-B917-42DC-8894-0CC396326EFE.JPG
94B9C5C4-83F2-4A49-9C06-3831992FC52E.JPG
652ABA8A-0D02-419A-97FA-9D623CEC7CB6.JPG
3597DC0C-7C64-41DE-9A85-434176B4433E.JPG
3653E71C-AE1E-416E-B2AE-F70768519423.JPG
9006E869-A5F6-406F-8F92-748DC3E49ECF.JPG
655080AD-76D2-40A2-938D-FA0C8415150E.JPG
C9DE762A-9BE7-4216-A2E6-29107BFD29D0.JPG
DC31BFD6-22DC-4088-8A4E-5FEBFAB58A11.JPG
F052CC8A-F9EA-4750-A2A2-42CE38D56F28.JPG
Paris Day Trip: Versailles

Paris Day Trip: Versailles

Paris Day Trip: Normandy

Paris Day Trip: Normandy