Arrive in La Roche Guyon before breakfast; enjoy free time to explore this charming village that stands on a broad bend of the Seine and is considered one of France’s most beautiful. Its castle dates to medieval times and served as Field Marshal Rommel’s headquarters during World War II. During lunch, cruise to Vernon, where you will take a short ride into the town of Giverny, where Claude Monet resided from 1883 until his death in 1926.
Visit the beautiful gardens and charming stone farmhouse where he lived and worked; see the water garden with the recognizable Japanese bridge, water lilies, wisteria and azaleas that inspired many of his masterpieces.† (B/L/D) Monet garden not available before March 24 or after November 1; a visit to the village of Auvers-sur-Oise, favored by van Gogh and other artists, will be substituted.
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