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While in high school, I became fascinated with Claude Monet. To this day, I still adore his paintings. The brush strokes and the amazing colors mesmerize me each time. I knew that we had to take a day trip to Giverny while in Paris. Monet lived in Giverny from 1886 until his death in 1926. Of course, he painted his famous series of water lilies in Giverny.

Mr. Selfish and I took the 45 minute train to Giverny and rushed to the water lilies. It was as beautiful as I could have hoped – especially when the sun came out.

We also visited the house in which Monet lived and the gardens outside of his house. I could see where he got his inspiration because everything was beautiful.

Finally, we also visited the Museum of Impressionism since we had purchased the inclusive combo ticket. The museum was average. It had some interesting impressionist pieces although photographs were not allowed of the paintings. However, I was able to take photographs of the modern photography exhibit of Giverny. Mr. Selfish did not enjoy it. Unless you have a lot of free time in Giverny, I wouldn’t recommend the museum – just enjoy the water lilies and gardens instead.

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