As I previously stated, this year I decided to explore a little bit more of Paris and accessible destinations. With one of my favourite persons we decided to go to Giverny together on a (very hot) Saturday in early August. I was beyond excited to go there because I’ve never been, and going there has always been a dream of mine.
Giverny was the home of the famous impressionist painter Claude Monet.
My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. I work at my garden all the time and with love. What I need most is flowers. Always. My heart is forever in Giverny, perhaps I owe it to the flowers that I became a painter
In 1883, Monet’s train made an improptu stop at Giverny and from the window he saw something so beautiful that he stepped out of the train.
He was looking for a new place to settle with his lover, her children and his that he had from a previous relationship. Giverny was that place for him. A perfect place, not very far from the capital to live with his family and of course paint.
Then he worked a lot on the gardens, the home and settled there until his death in 1926. The work he did in the gardens is spectacular, he even redirected the river to create a water garden! His life completely changed after moving to Giverny, his work became popular and then he earned enough money to buy the house and as he became richer he continued to work on his gardens.
Part I, the water gardens
I was struck by all the different species present in his gardens. I really want to go back in the spring to see other blooming flowers I didn’t get to see this time around.
Part II, the Clos Normand and house
I loved this part which was filled with beautiful roses, pink dahlias and lots of butterflies. We had fun “chasing” them and trying to capture them.
Have you ever been to Giverny? I really do want to go back for peonies season next year. Let’s just hope I’ll be able to… 💕
More pictures on my Exposure account.