I am always thankful that I took a day trip to the home and work place of the famous artist Claude Monet! Giverny is located just fifty miles outside of Paris and makes for a delightful break from city. When I visited Giverny I was impressed with how well the staff take care of the gardens. Just to walk the grounds where Claude Monet did his famous paintings was refreshing and memorable. You can take the tour guided or just walk the grounds on your own. Just down the road from Monet’s property is a small village where you can stop and have a glass of wine or if you are like me you will treat yourself to a crape. The restaurant is family owned and they serve wonderful crapes. You will not find a McDonald’s in this part of France as the local population of Giverny is about five hundred. This day trip gives a nice break from the city life. So take time to see the home of one of the world’s most famous artist’s.