Having never been anywhere other than Paris and Versailles, I wanted to check out the countryside and so we decided to rent an Airbnb in the village of Giverny, getting both time in Monet’s world as well as 4 days away from the city. We took the train about an hour or so to Vernon, where our host picked us up and took us to the apartment on the bottom floor of a house that once belonged to the priest of the adjacent church (Église Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny). While the place looked lovely – we loved the exposed stone walls – unfortunately the bed gave me a terrible backache and there was no phone, so when the electricity shorted out on one half of the wall we were unable to call. But the village was lovely and, after the Monet buses left each afternoon, the town was quiet and so peaceful.
Here are some peeks… (and yes, I’ll have a separate post for Monet!)