|Gorgeous sunflowers behind Claude Monet's house in Giverny|
In my second novel, Kissed in Paris, uptight event-planner Chloe Turner and rugged undercover agent Julien Moreau set off on a wild chase through France to find a dangerous con-man and Chloe’s engagement ring. Their first stop is Giverny—home to the famous impressionist painter, Claude Monet.
Back when I was a grad student at NYU in Paris, I was lucky enough to take a trip to this gorgeous little town with my professors and fellow students. Giverny is only about an hour from Paris by bus, and it’s the perfect day trip if you’re looking to take a break from the city and breathe in that fresh, French country air.
|The country cottage we stayed in during our weekend in Giverny, which also makes an appearance in "Kissed in Paris." Charming, n'est-ce pas?|
|Me, totally delighted to be staying in a country cottage in Giverny. Who wouldn't be?|
My trip to Giverny wasn’t nearly as exciting as Chloe and Julien’s (the police weren’t chasing me around the water lily pond, thankfully so), but I still had an amazing time and totally fell in love with this charming, peaceful French haven. No wonder Monet was so inspired—I would be too if I lived here!
|My photo of the beautiful water lily pond and bridge seen in Monet's painting below.|
|Water Lily Pond by Claude Monet|
|A wider view of the water lily pond and the weeping willow tree|
|The lush gardens behind Monet's house|
|Monet's pink and green country home. Loved it!|
|Yes, I would be fine with having this as my back yard.|
If you’re interested in reading more about Julien and Chloe’s adventures in Paris, Giverny and beyond, Kissed in Paris will be released later this winter. Stop back soon for release date news! And in the meantime, if you can take a trip to Giverny, allez-y!