to celebrate our anniversary
my husband and i traveled
to normandy, france
for a few days...
it was a glorious time.
here is day one...
we arrived at cdg airport in paris
and grabbed our bags & rental car
as quick as you can imagine...
we had a very special engagement
to visit this man's home & gardens...
to say that i was overwhelmed would be
a complete and utterly ridiculous understatement.
i cried. yes. yes i did.
we arrived a few hours before closing time
and as the minutes flew by it became more and more empty.
so much so that we pretty much had the place to ourselves.
i will let the photos speak...
after our visit to monet's home & gardens
we walked around the charming village
of giverny...it was like a fairytale!
we had a lovely dinner at "hotel baudy"...
this is an excerpt from their website:
The former Hotel Baudy "restaurant-museum" at Giverny in the department of Eure, historical place, frequented by many artists such as Cézanne, Renoir, Sisley, Rodin, Cassatt, Monet time is 5 minutes walk from the museums Claude Monet and Impressionism. You can lunch on a terrace shaded dinner by the light of a candle or prefer indoors in its 1900s decor. The restaurant offers a kitchen traditional French .We invite you to stroll through the park to see our old rose garden with intoxicating scents, as well as artists' studio that has kept intact its soul of yesteryear. For a time relaxation, come to our facility.
it was so quaint and atmospheric...
they have beautiful gardens in the back
that you can stroll around in & get lost.
our waiter spoke great english as well as
many of the other employees.
the interior of the restaurant was so lovely.
it was like stepping back in time.
after dinner we headed on our way to
where we would be resting our heads for
the next three nights.
we arrived in darkness, so we could only
see the majestic place in a silhouette of lights.
when we awoke early the next morning
we were greeted with this breathtaking view...
it was truly magical to be staying here...
like a dream...
day two coming soon