In 1883 Monet fell in love with a little village in Normandy that would later become his haven. Giverny is a charming town and home to Claude Monet's famous gardens. As I entered the garden I immediately felt like I had stepped inside one of Monet's paintings. The flowers, Japanese bridge, water lilies and pond were breath taking. It was also fun to see the boat Monet puttered around in. Just like his paintings, the beauty he created in his garden still lives on. If your a gardener, fan of Claude Monet or just like beautiful things you won't want to miss a visit to Giverny. The gardens are open April-October.