Paris {Day Seven}

4.21.2009

On our last full day in France, we once again took the train out of the city to Vernon, a 45 minute train ride from Pairs... At the train station, we were picked up Stephane in his 1952 Citroen for a tour of the castles in the hills above Vernon & Giverny (The Heart of Impressionism)... It was AMAZING!

The view from the car... It was VERY foggy!

Our first castle stop... The most amazing view I'd seen in all of France... With all the fog it was hard to get the full effect... But it was incredible none the less!

Jay and I outside the final castle, standing in front of the 1952 Citroen...

The hills of rural France... It was a much enjoyed break from the hustle & bustle of the city... And I'm always more in love with the countryside than anywhere else!

Stephane dropped us off in Giverny, at the home of Claude Monet... His gardens...

The Water Garden, "Claude Monet's Gardens"

The Japanese Bridge, "Claude Monet's Gardens"

The window of Claude's lovely room... We weren't allowed to take any pictures inside but the house was simply enchanting... One can understand why he was so inspired... His town, his garden, his home... It was all something of a dream...

After our magical visit in Giverny, we took a shuttle back to Vernon... The city is VERY old... These houses are from the middle ages...

The medieval gothic church in Vernon...

2 comments:

  1. Becky, your trip looked so wonderful! How lucky you are.

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