Let's travel through time and space to the colorful Giverny, France in the summer. Claude Monet made his home at Giverny for over 40 years, until his death in 1926. In the warm season, you can visit his house and studio, as well as the famous flowerbeds and reflecting pond that inspired his sublime paintings.
To visit Giverny in summer is to be face-to-face with brilliantly colored flowers, buzzing bees, blue skies, and floating lily pads (occasionally topped with ducklings). I understood Monet’s paintings in a completely new way after experiencing the colors and sensations that inspired him.