To Barb in Michigan:
I am sure you know that Claude Monet's home in
Giverny is one of the great sites that has been very
well maintained by many private contributions. I took
a 90 minute train to Vernon and we were met by a bus
that took us directly to his home.
The gardens are really not only spectacular, but
they are the exact site for his great paintings that
he did when he was only eighty years old.
While you will not escape the crowds unless you go
early, you will never forget the garden and the famous
pond that he painted his series of Water Lilies that
have been exhibited since 1910 at the l'Orangie
Museum which is just south of the Louvre
museum. You can do this in one day, by car or train
If you have a car, then staying for dinner and even
overnight in this beautiful landscape is something
you would not forget.
In any case, bon voyage.