OUR TRIP TO NORMANDY 2011

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monetshouseFive years ago when we went to Paris, one of the main sights I wanted to see, was Claude Monet’s house in Giverny, France. I have always been a fan of Claude Monet and the Impressionist era and I knew if I ever made it to Paris I was going here. True be told I am actually not one for being in a large group tour, I’d rather see the sights on my own and not having to follow an agenda. However, when I came across Fat Bike Tours I knew we had to book with them. If you’re ever in Paris and want to take a bike tour,  I can’t recommend them enough. We loved them so much we are actually booking a Paris night bike tour with them when we go in September.

We took the train from Paris one morning through the fields of Normandy to a town called Vernon. It was here we gathered our bikes, toured the town, gathered food from the local market, and had the most amazing little French picnic in the park which of course included cheese, baguettes, and Rosé.  After our picnic, we biked along a path to Giverny where Claude Monet created some of his most famous paintings. The entire grounds were out of a beautiful fantasy land and it was the most beautiful gardens I’ve ever seen. When we go back to Paris in September we will be spending 3 days in Normandy again. However, this time we will be visiting the D-Day sights and the town of Bayeaux, but if you ever get the chance to see Giverny in person you will be truly amazed at the beauty. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing more about our trip to Bayeaux and what I am thinking of packing.

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  • These photos are so gorgeous!! What an amazing stop on an amazing trip!!

    Annie

  • I believe my mom and I will be traveling to the gardens while we’re in France this summer, and the D-Day beaches! I’d love to get some tips from you 🙂 Glad to know this trip was worth it! Gorgeous.

    • Yes, I will email you Natalie! I’d love to hear where you guys are staying in Paris and we can exchange notes!

  • Sara Mueller

    Beautiful photos!

  • Sara Mueller

    I hit the button too fast! This looks like it was a wonderful trip! And so exciting you’ll be heading back. I can’t wait to see more photos!

    • Thanks Sara! You should put this place on your wish list when you guys go back in a couple of years.

  • Your pictures are beautiful! Claude Monet’s house is so pretty!