On the way to Giverny, the countryside was beautiful.
The red blur you see in the picture above is the poppies as we go by.
As we stood in line for tickets to go into Monet's gardens and visit his house, I took pictures of the flowers by the path.
First things, first...the gift shop!
Out the door and into the gardens...
Roses and bachelor's buttons...
More poppies, which I love and won't grow at home...
Here I am after just touring Monet's house inside. The walls were colorful and furnishings charming. One room had lots of asian artwork. The kitchen had copper vessels and lovely pottery. Unfortunately, I can't show you as they didn't allow pictures.
Kari and I stop for a photo.
Color, color everywhere!
Then on to the waterlily garden which inspired so many of his paintings.
There were chickens and turkeys there also. The chickens had style with their 'hair-dos'.
We enjoyed our tour of Giverny so much and went back to our room inspired. A few hours later, the same driver picked us up for a night tour of Paris.
He dropped us off for a bit of shopping along the Champs Elysees. We could have spent a whole day there but there wasn't the time or the money for that!
We laughed at the little Toyota vehicle in one showroom.
Then I found the car I'd rather have.
Just a cafe scene along the way. I liked the typically striped shirts that the waiters were wearing.
We saw the Arc again at night, then Notre Dame.
the Paris Opera House...
and the Tower once again. It doesn't show but it was lit and after a while the pattern changes and it began to flicker. The crowd nearby went crazy cheering. It was a great way to end my time in France.