A 3-day coach trip to France, 1st – 3rd April 2012

Day 2 of 3: Claude Monet’s Garden, Deauville

Our second day started with a two-hour drive to Giverney and a look around Monet’s garden. This is where the impressionist artist painted his famous water lily canvases. Unfortunately, it was too early in the year to see the water lilies – the leaves were just starting to appear. However, the weather continued to be sunny and we had several hours wandering around the gardens and visiting the house. From Giverney we drove to Deauville for a quick look around this coastal town with its casino.

Claude Monet’s Garden — Monet bought the house and land in 1883 and started designing the flower garden called ‘Clos Normand’. Ten years later he created a Japanese inspired garden on the other side of the road.

Deauville — Deauville is one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in France. Since the 19th century it has been a fashionable holiday resort for the upper classes.

Angel Romero – Sakura (Theme and Variations on a Japanese Folksong)