Day Trip to Lovely Giverny, France

Thanks to Alison of Dear Alison for suggesting this trip and telling me, "I loved Claude Monet's gardens!" Today we will be visiting CLAUDE MONET'S HOUSE AND GARDENS in Giverny, France...
Claude Monet has PINK tulips in front of his house that looks PINK in this photo!

Fondation Claude Monet, rue Claude Monet 27620 . Giverny.
Open daily except Mondays from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm from April to October.

We're getting close to Alison's favorite part of the gardens... Alison says "When walking over the bridge it was as if I was in his (Monet's) painting with the lily pads laying in the water."

Claude Monet's Painting of the Japanese Bridge... Fifi's painting of the Japanese bridge...

Claude Monet's painting of the iris garden...Fifi's painting of the iris garden... Alison loves exploring the gardens and tells her own words... "the bridge and the arbor of roses and walking under them. It is absolutely gorgeous."I hope you enjoyed our stroll through the Monet Garden... next on our day's adventure...
The Musée d'Art Américain... about 100 yards from Claude Monet's home and garden...


99 rue Claude Monet 27620 GIVERNY, France
Tel : +33 (0) 232 51 94 65 Fax : +33 (0) 232 51 94 67
The Musée d'Art Américain is open from April to October every day except Monday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is also open on bank holidays. No booking or advance tickets are necessary for individuals. Reservations are mandatory for groups... GOOD THING WE HAD A RESERVATION for this SPECIAL VIRTUAL VISIT!!!
Before we go inside the Musée... let's have some lunch at their Terra Cafe... shall we sit outside... or inside... I'll let you make the selection... After our tummies are filled with appetizing quiches, original salads, marinated fish or meat fresh from the grill and delicious american pies... Let's take a peek at

T h e C o l o n y o f A m e r i c a n A r t i s t s E x h i b i t
Displaying American artists in Paris. "In the 1880s and 1890s, virtually thousands of American students were invading Paris and its art schools. Attracted by a more liberal curriculum than what was available in the United States, and aspiring to compete on an international scale, the American artists' success in assimilating the traditional French training is reflected by the number of entries and awards they received in the annual Parisian Salons."

Here is my favorite of the paintings...

Richard Emil MillerThe Pool, n.d.© Terra Foundation for the Arts

Currently, there is not a Temporary Exhibit scheduled... so let's tour the gardens...

I saw you trying to pick a PINK TULIP... non non non... you must not pick the flowers... how will I paint them if you pick them... Now off you go to visit Beverly of How Sweet the Sound and all her PINK post friends! ENJOY YOUR DAY!

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55 comments:

Paris Atelier said...

Hello Fifi! What a lovely post, I have always loved strolling through Monet garden's what nice memories you have just brought back to me! Just wonderful!
xoxo
Judith~

Phivos Nicolaides said...

A post full of beauty by a beautiful soul like you Fifi!!

Nancy and the fatties said...

Fifi! what a treat to see the gardens through your eyes and Allison's, too. One of the most beautiful places on earth brought to life with your lyrical colors and design. Thank you so much!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

A Beautiful post today. I am in paradise. These are wonderful photos and paintings and to think they dont show the true beauty as it would be standing there in person. I like Millers, The Pool painting too. Thanks for taking us to Paradise.

Diane said...

What a lovely trip, Fifi Just gorgeous...and I LOVE your Iris garden.

nikkicrumpet said...

I am a huge fan of Monet. We have 2 oils that are copies of Monet paintings. I love having original oils...but since there is no way in heck to afford the real thing...we found original "copies" they are above each of our nightstands and we love them. And now I'm a big fan of Fifi's version of monet!!!

Linda Merrill said...

Thanks for the trip Fifi!. I almost made it to Giverny once, but the day trip was canceled! Hopefully one day soon!

Fifi Flowers said...

Paris Atelier... How lucky you are to have actually visited Giverny!

Phivos... Thank you!

Nancy... Alison picked a wonderful place to visit virtually!

Cris... I am happy to take you to paradise virtually until you can get there in reality!

Diane... I adore irises... they are one of my favorite flowers!

Nikki... I remember those paintings when I was painting your master bedroom... I had to paint them!

TRES BELLE said...

Fifi... I love the Iris painting. As we age the "color purple" becomes a favorite.(Love it!!) It also reminds me of the little old ladies who apply to much rouge to their sweet little cheeks!!!

Couture Carrie said...

How wonderful! I love your garden & flower paintings, Fifi!
Enjoy the rest of your journey and say hi to Claude for me!

xoxox,
CC

Susan said...

Beautiful!Happy Pink Saturday!

Fifi Flowers said...

Linda... good thing I didn't cancel my virtual trip today!

Tres Belle... I've never heard that before... I love all color Irises... my favorite might be ORANGE!

CC... Claude says hello to you!

Susan... Happy Pink Saturday to you!

Virginia said...

Just BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!

Have a Blessed and Happy weekend,
Virginia :)

Smilingsal said...

I really love Monet. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday.

A-M said...

Gorgeous Fifi. What a beautiful post. Oh the time, you put into putting it all together... we are very lucky! A-M xx

~alison said...

Wonderful post! Thank you. My favorite painting of your on this post is of the bench. Fabulous - i love it!

Kathleen said...

That was the most wonderful trip I have had in a log time. Thank you so much! HAppy PS

KayEllen said...

Beautiful Fifi!!!
So many breath taking photos of Monet's garden!!!
I love each one...happy pink saturday!
What wonderful blog entry for today;0)My favorite one of the day!!!!
Merci Beaucoup for sharing.

xoxo
Kay

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Great post Claude is my favorite painter!

~ Gabriela ~

The Muse said...

bags are packed~passport in hand....

Amber, That's Me! said...

How pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth said...

I love your interpretations of Monet's grounds!

Fifi Flowers said...

Virgina... Happy Weekend to you!

SmilingSal... Monet created wonderful pieces of art!

A-M... I LOVE creating posts and paintings for everyone to enjoy!

Alison... I'm soooo happy you love the bench... frameable notecards of the bench will be coming your way!

Kathleen... glad you enjoyed the trip!

KayEllen... thank you... it is such a beautiful place... I would love to see it in person!

Gabriella... Claude is GREAT!

Muse... good thing you are ready to ENJOY a trip!

Amber... thanks for stopping by!

Fifi Flowers said...

Elizabeth... they are lovely grounds... so inspiring!

Renee Finberg said...

fifi,

well done .

you are amazing, i love the new paintings.


are you over there ?
if so........lucky, lucky lady.

xxxxx

bj said...

What a breathtaking post...I so enjoyed it. Thanks so much for taking the time to put together such a lovely post.
Happpy Pink...

Fifi Flowers said...

Renee... unfortunately, I am not over there... only virtually like you!

bj... it's a pleasure to put together these posts!

Savvy Mode SG said...

i adore claude monet. when i was in school, we had several monet pieces in the library on display and i would just stand in front of them and admire.

Tracey said...

Thanks for the lovely garden tour, Fifi :)
Tracey

Fifi Flowers said...

Savvy Mode... I know what you mean... in 1995 I went to Chicago to see the Monet Exhibit... I was mesmerized!

Tracey... I'm glad you enjoyed the garden tour... I could stay there for hours!

Renae said...

Fifi,
I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful "tour" through the gardens. Gorgeous aren't they? Thanks for lunch too! I love your irises!
Blessings...

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ooooh La La!! What an amazing place...LOVE your interpretation!

Did I tell you how much we love the original of Olivia on Sammie?!

LOVE it...Thanks sooo much!

Lipstick said...

This post is so very beautiful! I love it!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Thank you for the wonderful tour....loved the post...
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Fifi Flowers said...

Renae... glad you enjoyed lunch and the tour!

Linda... I am thrilled that you love the painting of Olivia on Sammie!

Lipstick... merci beaucoup!

Mo... thanks for coming along on my tour!

Kelli said...

Fifi, Thanks for the beautiful vacation! I loved my trip to Giverny and will go back for another visit the next time I am in France. Love your paintings of that very special place!

Ana B. said...

Dear Fifi,
The gardens are fabulous, Monet paintings are ...have no words to describe them, and you, as always, made a wonderful post!

A World in a PAN said...

Thank you for such a nice treat! We're having a very cold spell in Paris and I am sure the Giverny gardens look sad and frozen .. your pictures bring soul and color!

corine said...

Giverny is so you.

Miss Kris said...

Hi Fifi!

Oh, it would be sooo much fun to bring some paints and set up a lovely spot in Monet's garden and paint some lovlies. What a wonderful day that would be!

Callie Grayson said...

beautiful post for this white and snowy morning! colourful flowers and brilliant gardens!
lovely

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Fifi! Thank you for the tour and the beauty!!

vickysplace1 said...

NICE MEETING YOU FIFI. MONET IS A FAVORITE OF MINE. IMPRESSIONISM IS MY FAVORITE ART FORM.

MONET'S PLACE IS GORGEOUS. A PLACE I WILL VISIT IF I GET TO VISIT FRANCE SOME DAY. BEST WISHES VICKY

Zen Ventures said...

wonderful tour! I loved it. Can't wait for the next one.

KatCollects said...

Beautiful garden, happy belated pink Saturday!
Kathy

Fifi Flowers said...

KatCollects... Happy Belated PINK Saturday to you!

CC said...

Such beauty !!! Thank you so much for the tour and for sharing your lovely art. It's just beautiful. Happy belated Pink Saturday and have a wonderful week.

Beverly said...

Ah, perfection! There is nowhere in France I would rather visit than Monet's home.

I am a true devotee of the Impressionistic style. And, I am a true devotee of you. I love your style and interpretations.

Happy Pink Saturday. Pink tulips for all.

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Wow! What a wonderful post. I love Monet!

please sir said...

So pretty - gardens seem like one of the best places for inspiration!

Mama said...

Claude is a fave of mine, I thoroughly enjoyed my day in Giverny today Fifi and I have to admit that it was me who was trying to pick the Pink Tulips, another very favourite thing of mine. your Irises are wonderful, hugs, Kathy.

Mim said...

what a treat to be transported to France in the morning before work! thanks

Fifi Flowers said...

CC... happy to take you on my garden tour!

Beverly... I love that I have you as a devotee... I'm sure Claude feels the same way!

Amy... Monet rocks!

Please Sir... the gardens are definitely inspirational!

Mama... I didn't want to mention your name... but I had a feeling it was you! ;)

Mim... it is FUN to transported virtually... especially before work!

Muffy said...

These are SO fabulous. Monet has always been a fave.

Kathleen Ellis said...

Ahhhh...what a treat to stroll through these beautiful gardens...makes the frigid temps and blowing snow outside less formidable.
Such beauty and such talented artists that bless us and make our lives more beautiful! (yourself included!)

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