We’re In The Monet

Oh what a day we had in Giverny! Our Fat Tire Bike Tour met on platform 22 of Gare Saint Lazare, and we boarded the train for a forty minute ride to the village of Vernon. We picked up our red bikes there and visited the market, where we gathered provisions for a picnic before riding the bike trail to Giverny. This is the second time I have taken this bike tour and I think it’s wonderful for people of all ages. The only kicker is that you have to hope for a pretty day, because the tour will go rain or shine. Thankfully, we had lots of shine!

our chariots for the day

our chariots for the day



hollyhocks at the bike garage

hollyhocks at the bike garage

cabbage and rosemary with a side of shallots

cabbage and rosemary with a side of shallots

picture perfect picnic spot

picture perfect picnic spot

I always look for these old signs in France.

I always look for these old signs in France.

driveway in Giverny

driveway in Giverny

The small rooms and passageways of Monet’s lovely house were packed with tourists. Fortunately my friend and I had both been there before, so we hurried through the house, taking only a few pictures, and then lingered in the fabulous gardens.


Everyone loves the kitchen! I couldn’t stop myself from taking a few pictures, even though I no doubt have the very same photos in my photo stream from five years ago.



The gardens were in full bloom and were staggeringly beautiful.








We arrived back in Paris just in time for a glass of rosé before our 7:30 dinner reservation. It was definitely a day to be toasted.




Filed under Fat Tire Bike Tours, flowers, France, gardens, Giverny

3 responses to “We’re In The Monet

  1. Alison

    Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! Hugs and kisses to Andrea from Alison, Elizabeth and Sara Thompson…we are vacationing on our beloved Outer Banks, NC.

  2. Laura

    What can one say but “Wish I was there”. Spectacular

  3. Love this I loved Monet’s Gardens even though it was raining Your photos of the flowers show me what we were missing. Maybe I can go there with Keith some day.

Hollah back y'all!

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