Spring in Normandie

trouville normandy

(Yes, that’s Normandie as in French, sorry but I cannot bring myself to write Normandy, I think the y removes all the French glamour immediately.)

I had been thinking about traveling to that region of North-West France since a few years now, after seeing pictures of Honfleur and Deauville in some travel article, and falling in love with the coloured front row houses and vintage beach changing rooms. I also wanted to see the disappearing Mount Saint-Michel, but didn’t have time for that this time. (They say every time you travel, it’s better to leave some things off for a future visit 🙂 )

Giverny or the impressionist dream

If you come from Paris, as me and my sister did, I would recommend making a first stop by Giverny before heading towards the beach and visiting the Fondation Claude Monet. Especially if you’re coming in Spring. Remember those marvellous huge Water Lilies paintings? They were painted here.

Monet, one of my favorite painters, built his own garden with flowers that would grow all year long in front of his house. Once I saw the scenery, I realized that 2 hour-drive and the 40-minute waiting in line under the sun to get in were well worth it. I will let my pictures speak for themselves.

maison monet house jardin garden

jardin garden giverny monet

Discover more this way!

Advertisements

Spring displays

Spring is the season of awakening. The start of life after the cold and sleepy winter. Most of trees had lost their leaves and most of plants its flowers in the past months. For us as well, things that had flourished in the past year may be lost. However, inevitably, each year the good weather returns bringing new leaves and flowers. We might not understand it now, but something for sure is starting within us.

Let’s fill this spring with colour and may all the shop spring displays be joyful and cute!

Pink Spring Display

Spring flower display

Purple shop display

Green garden spring display

GO ON FOR MORE SPRING