Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Perfect Paris Day Trip - A Quick Visit to Monet's Garden

 Hello there lovelies!

After a bit of a break I'm back with more scenes from France! Today I'm talking about one of the most idyllic (and most popular) day trips you can take from Paris: a visit to Monet's gardens. I highly recommend a visit to the Orangerie museum in Paris before you visit the gardens; seeing the real life inspiration for the awe-inspiring Waterlilly canvases is truly an experience you will never forget!

Just about an hour outside of Paris, Monet's Gardens in Giverny is completely jaw-dropping in spring and summer. Much more wild than manicured, it's so easy to see how these gardens lent themselves to impressionist painting.

You can visit both the gardens and Monet's house, which is filled with his personal collection of art (very cool to see). One word of caution though, while the experience will be filled with flowers and greenery, it won't be tranquil. The paths winding through the wildflowers are very small and it's very unlikely that you will be alone!

While it's usually best practice to steer clear of restaurants that are very close to tourist attractions when traveling, a moment of hunger despiration lead us to lunch at Les Nympheas, a restaurant with a lovely outdoor garden setting that was right next to the entrance. To our surprise, we loved the food and couldn't recommend the setting enough!

If impressionist work tends to be your favorite type of art to see in Paris, you will absolutely love this day trip out to Monet's Gardens!

Have you been on any adventures recently? Maybe you were on an adventure over the summer that you'd like to re-live (like me!). Let me know in the comments below!

With Love, Katie.


  1. Ah! Katie, these pictures are stunning! What an amazing place to visit!

  2. Monet's Garden may be the thing that lures me to France! I love impressionist art and your photos are gorgeous! I'm charmed!