Ariel in Paris #10: Giverny!

It’s the second-to-last week of my semester-long adventure here in France, and I’m going through a lot of emotions, but I don’t want to talk about that right now. Instead, let’s talk about last weekend, when my study abroad program all went on an excursion to Giverny together.

In case you didn’t know, Giverny is famous for being the place where Claude Monet painted his famous water lilies paintings, and also where he lived during the last years of his life. Our group got to go to the very gardens that inspired his paintings (where I took far too many close-up photos of flowers, as you’ll see), walk through his house, and get a guided tour of an impressionist museum.

It was one of the rare warm days that we’ve had since I’ve been in France, and I made the unfortunate decision to wear a sweater (albeit a lightweight one), but that didn’t stop me from having a lot of fun.

Here are some pictures from the day in Giverny:

While we were there, we did a whole bunch of walking back and forth on the same street in Giverny, which is where pretty much all of its attractions are located. We saw a lot of dogs (which my roommate—and I, but especially my roommate—was very excited about), and we ate overpriced wraps from a street vendor.

I also got a little lost trying to find my way out of the gardens when we had to go meet up with the rest of the group at the end of the day, but honestly, I think that’s just part of the charm.

Overall, it was a very nice day trip.

Anyway, I think that’s going to be all for this post! I’ll see you guys next week for what will probably be my last study abroad post. I might have a couple more European-travel related posts because I’m going to be spending two extra weeks travelling around Europe with my parents after the program ends, but I haven’t decided yet.

Either way, I’ll see you next time!

Thanks for reading!

Ariel

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