Monday 16 July 2012

What To Do in Giverny ...

When You Don't Want to Visit Monet's House?

I was in Normandy for a couple of days in June with my parents.  I suggested to them that they should visit Monet's house and garden at Giverny, which I visited a couple of years ago.  Instead of going in with them, I had a coffee next door and then wandered through the fit-for-a-landscape village.  At the far end, I discovered the church of St Radegonde (patron saint of skin afflictions) and the grave of Claude Monet, lui-meme.

Both the church and the graveyard were so charming and interesting that I was sorry I'd missed them the first time I was in Giverny - but then, I suppose if I had I wouldn't have had the pleasure of stumbling across them this time.

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