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 are currently loving our little apartment in Paris. But as is our nature, we want to do a few day trips from Paris while we are here. Do you have any suggestions for us? We’re currently looking at the following possibilities:
1. Versailles – In 1682, Louis XIV moved from Paris to the Palace at Versailles. It is opulent and beautiful. The last time I went, it was the middle of winter, so none of the fountains were turned on and the gardens were mostly brown. I want to experience Versailles in the autumn.
2. Giverny is where Monet painted his water lillies. Monet moved to Giverny in 1883 with his family, including his second wife and 8 children, living and painting there until his death in 1926.