20-08-2006

A video of Monet's garden

It was raining that day but the drizzle adds to the beauty of the place. (There is no video of the inside of the house as photos and films are forbidden there.) Mozart will acompany you in your video visit. http://vernon27journal.typepad.com/vernon27journal/files/jardins_de_monet_giverny.wmv duration:  1mn, 11sec URL of the blog where this video comes fromhttp://vernon27journal.typepad.com/vernon27journal/tourisme/index.html
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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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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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