One of the first things my sister and I did when I hit Paris
was to venture out of town to Giverny.
I've been to Monet's garden and house before
so we packed a picnic and walked the village
looking for the perfect spot for our blanket.
We had intended to go to the gardens after our picnic
but we'd gotten a late start, hit nasty traffic jams
and got lost in our picnic so missed the last ticket time by 15 minutes.
Oh well, we still had fun wandering the little village...
sipping cidre in the shade...
and perusing shops.
It was quite warm
(as you can see from these sad little flowers)
but our picnic was perfect.
And I still got some very Giverny-esque photos!
Giverny is open daily from
from March 28th-Nov.1st, 2015.
(All photos copyright: Kirsten Steen)