Travelled : 142 kilometres from Milly-La-Foret to Giverny in Normandy.
Visited : Claude Monet’s garden and home in Giverny.
Stayed : Les Jardins de Claude Monet carpark, free but no services. N49.0343 E1.53000
We enjoyed a quiet night at Milly-La-Foret. The aire is just off a round-a-bout on the D837, but once we went to bed it was a very peaceful evening. Mind you it was a cold morning and we could hear voices in the distance, but this eventuates to being the local soccer club warming up about 8am. Their pitch was just the other side of the hedge.
After coffee and a leisurely breakfast we service the Hymer again, and set off west, then north-west. We stop at Rambouillet for coffee, it looks really interesting, so we lock up and go for a walk…
We continued on our way again, the afternoon has warmed and the sky cleared. Autumn is autumn we presume, but compared to driving across France last year, the current weather is very nice.
Our goal for this afternoon is Giverny and a visit to Monet’s garden. Its mid-afternoon on Sunday when we arrive. The huge carpark is full of cars and there are several tourist coaches parked over one side. There is a dedicated motorhome section, way up the back so we drive in and set ourselves up.
Looking at the cars we decide to walk the village this afternoon and visit the gardens tomorrow.