As I mentioned yesterday, I have a back up plan for Giverny. While the first bed & breakfast really looks like an idyllic place to relax, there is another choice.
Apparently this B&B is little more remote, with no restaurants nearby, but the reviews were quite high.
A 10-minute drive from Claude Monet’s garden and home, this B&B is in Bus-Saint-Rémy. It offers a large garden and free Wi-Fi access in the lounge. I would prefer it in the room.. but I’m not picky.
All rooms are said to have a garden view and the en suite bathrooms include a walk-in shower, which I prefer over a bath.
What do you think? Choice 1 or Choice 2? As of now, I’ve booked both and would need to make a decision prior to May 10th.
Giverny and Monet’s Gardens
During my investigations, I found this video (filmed in August) that clearly helps one understand the inspiration behind some of Monet’s most famous water lily paintings. I expect to take a lot of photos and when I get home try my hand at recreating them in acrylics. In late May we expect to see azaleas, rhododendrons, irises, carnations, wisteria, peonies, geraniums, daisies and delphiniums.
Some of the interior pictures I’ve come across really have me excited to see this in person.
Something that has always drawn me to Monet is his vibrant use of color. I never knew just how vibrant until I had the opportunity to see some works in person at the Chicago Art Institute. I think I would need to study for years to understand his techniques, but I’m willing to try.
Do you have a favorite Monet?