October 4, 2016 - My brother and I purposely stayed an extra day so we could see & experience something new outside of Paris Fashion Week. We chose to visit Giverny, Claude Monet's home outside of Paris.
Claude Monet, the painter who founded the Impressionist school lived in Giverny for 43 years from 1883 to 1926. His house and his garden, the village of Giverny and its surroundings, were his subject matter and they still attract half a million visitors each year from all over the world, as well as painters, charmed by the unique light of the Seine Valley.
There are two parts in Monet's garden: a flower garden in front of the house and a Japanese inspired water garden on the other side of the road. The Water Garden features wisterias, bamboo, weeping willows, and the famous nympheas that bloom all summer.