24-07-2006

Strolling along the village streets

Some people think that Giverny benefits by a microclimate that bathes the village in a special light, which attracted Claude Monet and pleased him so much that he decided to spend the rest of his life there – together with hundreds of other artists who set up their easels in the streets  or in the neighbouring countryside. Giverny is composed of a single street (called ‘rue Claude Monet’, of course!) with a few little lanes branching off. Flowers seem to be growing everywhere for everyone’s delight in the streets lined... [Lire la suite]
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21-07-2006

Market day in Vernon

Mary sumpter wrote on June  5th, 2006 ... and the rest of the group and took a train to the village of Vernon (note 1) about 45 minutes outside of Paris. Once in Vernon, there was an open-air market where everyone picked up their own supplies for a picnic lunch. We then picked up our bikes and rode out to the picnic spot at a park on a river bank.(note 2) Anne, Caroline, and I sat with a nice Norwegian lady  who shared her pate in exchange for some of our cheese. We had bought a nice bottle of red wine, which went very... [Lire la suite]
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17-07-2006

Some really great statues

We didn't stop at Giverny, there is a town nearby called Vernon that is very interesting, and in their 800-year-old church there are some really great statues. (Note 1) Note 1: for more details about this church go to  http://www.vernon-visite.org/rgb2/vernon_historic_centre_3.htm for  some basic explanation about the church and to http://www.vernon-visite.org/colleg/accueil.htm for a whole s Website dedicated to the monument  The full text of the visit to Giverny and Vernon can be read at... [Lire la suite]
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17-07-2006

A surprisingly impressive church

Sandy wrote on May 29th, 2006 Having seen everything that there was to see, Olivia and I headed back to Vernon only to realize that the next train wasn't for another hour and a half. So we wandered around Vernon. Found their , which had some  really funky stained glass. And we were just looking around, minding our own business, when someone starts playing the organ.  Freaked us out. It was very Phantom of the Opera; I was totally expecting a guy in a mask and cape to swing down from the loft. Left the church, and I... [Lire la suite]
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15-07-2006

A Visit to Monet's Home in Giverny

Monet lovers have turned Monet's home in Giverny, the site of the waterlily pond, Japanese bridge, and willow he painted so often, into a museum, preserved much as he left it. The guidebooks tell the visitor to take the bus from Vernon (note1) but one can enjoyably walk from Vernon. We enjoyed looking at the gardens and house restorations along the road. The national railroad, SNCF, runs trains from Gare St Lazare (appropriate: Monet painted this station a few times) about twenty times a day, the first leaving at 6:39. The... [Lire la suite]
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07-07-2006

Share your tips and comments

This blog is also for sharing your tips and comments about Giverny. If you have been there, please inform future vistors of what you found great  or hopeless, of the hotels / restaurants / B &nd B you went to  with their positive points but also the negative ones, give tips about the best season / days / hours for visits of Claude Monet's garden, tell  us about the other things you saw and did while in Giverny (did you visit the American Art Museum? Did you have a look at the neighbouring litle town of Vernon?... [Lire la suite]
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05-07-2006

A new blog

Hello,  Here is something new about Giverny. There isn't much in the blog for the moment, but it will grow larger soon, I hope. You can already have a look at the two galleries (On the right , called ALBUMS PHOTOS)
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04-07-2006

Chamber Music in Giverny

Under construction Chamber Music in Giverny : August 24thd - September 3rd, 2006 The Chamber Music festival in Giverny is a way to recreate an artists' colony - something similar to what existed in Monet's time. During two weeks at the end of Summer,only one hour's away from Paris, the festival is an opportunity for young musicians from all over the world, England, the USA, Israel, Russia or France. This year, romantic music with Robert Schumann and the Polish composer Krzystof Penderecki will be celebrated. Information:... [Lire la suite]
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03-07-2006

Accommodation and restaurants in Giverny

For accommodation and restaurants  1/ in Vernon and 2/ around Vernon and Giverny, please refer to the corresponding posts in the 'Accommodation' category Hotels in Giverny La Musardière ** 123, rue Claude Monet - 27 620 GivernyPhone: 02 32 21 03 18 - fax 02 32 21 60 00 iraymonde@aol.com For more information, see the Hotel page in the Vernon Giverny Websitehttp://www.vernon-visite.org/rgb1/hotels.htm Restaurants in Giverny Auberge Baudy 81, rue... [Lire la suite]
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03-07-2006

Accommodation and restaurants in Vernon

For accommodation and restaurants  1/ in Giverny and 2/ around Vernon and Giverny, please refer to the corresponding posts in the 'Accommodation' category Hotels in Vernon All the hotels also have  their own  restaurant, except when listed Hôtel Baryton ** (Logis de France) Restaurant Le Monarque2 rue des Acacias, RN15 - 27950 5t Marcel - VernonPhone: 02 32 21 55 56 Fax 02 32 51 11 18 hotel.baryton@wanadoo.frhttp://www.hotelbaryton.com Location: 1.2 km from the centre Hôtel d'Evreux **Luxe Restaurant :... [Lire la suite]
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