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  • View from garden of lily pond Giverny bike ride between Vernon and Giverny month of September
    Giverny,  Travel Destinations

    Giverny, Claude Monet, Impressionists

    Claude Monet Foundation at Giverny (Vernon) Read the article on biking to Giverny from the Vernon train station Access information is available from Fondation Claude Monet on their “practical information” page (in English), including bike and shuttle information. THE CLAUDE MONET FOUNDATION AT GIVERNY The Foundation’s website provides the history and background for the Clos Normand, the Water Garden, the Japanese Prints, Claude Monet, himself, a colorful layout of the property  with all of the highlights and parking and access, and all of the practical information: address, entrance fees, access with the train or by car, opening times, restaurants and other helpful links. The following information comes from the Claude Monet Foundation Web…

  • Giverny,  Travel Destinations

    To Giverny From Vernon On A Bike

    Biking to Giverny from Vernon The costs given are estimates and usually are higher than shown. Take the train and then bike to Giverny and the Le musée des impressionnismes (formerly American Museum of Art) Going in September, an added advantage:  In September, the blackberries are ripening and the hazelnuts are falling from the tree. We chose the bike route to get from Vernon’s train station to Giverny. We had to cross the Seine River and following a footpath, along which we found the berries and nuts. From the Gare de Vernon train station, you can take either the bus, a taxi, rent a bike, or walk the three-mile path. Getting to Vernon…

  • Benjamin Franklin House London his front room for "air bathing"
    Outside France,  Travel Destinations

    Hidden Houses and Pubs – Long Weekend in London

    The plan for the London weekend visit was to combine historic house museums with nearby pubs as another way to discover small streets and what lies in tucked-away corners. Instead of interior decorations, I would follow in the footsteps of known contemporary Enlightenment personalities. They lived and worked in the new Georgian style homes in London during this Age of Reason in the 1700s. Three of the houses are considered among six as “hidden London houses with secretly huge historic connections“. Benjamin Franklin lived in a boarding house that doubled as an anatomy lab with bones illegally sold to a boarder by the “resurrection men”. The home eventually became a…