2022 – France – Day 11

Sunday September 4th

We drove from Arromanches to Giverny to see Claude Monet’s house and beautiful gardens. He collected seeds from around the world for his gardens, which are lush and lovely. And of course there are lilypads in the stream that runs by his house.

I didn’t realize how much he liked Japanese art. His house was jammed with a great many Japanese originals. He also had paintings by other well known impressionists of the time.

Monet’s pond, complete with lilypads:

A sitting room in Monet’s house, with lots of paintings:

More paintings:

And another painting:

Lots of paintings:

And STILL more paintings:

We left Giverny to return to Paris for our last night in France. We stayed in a hotel next to the Sorbonne, and we had a final group dinner at an art deco styled restaurant just a couple of blocks from our hotel. The meal was wonderful and the evening was bittersweet. We had made a lot of friends during our travels and now it was coming to an end.

The Paris restaurant where we had our last group dinner together: