Monday, July 07, 2008

A day at Versailles and Monet's Home

Day three was perhaps one of my favorite days. We started out with a bus trip to Monet's house in Giverny. The weather was simply gorgeous and the scenery en route, a treat for the eye. Giverny, itself, is a very quaint village hidden among tall, lush trees. I spent more time snapping pictures of Monet's garden than I did of his house.

After taking in the sights and getting lost trying to find the parking lot with our bus, we headed for Versailles. Located west of Paris, the estate of the late King Louis XIV is quite impressive. Called the Chateau of Versailles, it's more like a castle. I can't begin to tell you how large this area is. The chateau is a wonderful example of French architecture while the grounds remain beautifully sculpted.


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I SO want to go there one day. It's hard to get my brain around the fact that people lived like that. I'm too used to 21st century suburbia!

Kealie Shay said...

OH... my! I just... it makes me sigh to see these pictures. I want to go, but our first trip will be Ireland.

THEN Paris... :::crossing fingers:::

Gorgeous pics, and it sounds like you had a grand time, despite 10 hour flights.

Ciara Gold said...

Exactly my thoughts, Susan. All the bedrooms were just large rooms, no closets and well we won't even think about hygiene. LOL. Monet's house was fun. Each room was painted a different color with contrasting trim. Think doll house.

And Kealie, I want to go to Ireland so bad, I can taste it. Ireland and Scotland are next on my list. I'm starting the piggy bank fund now.