Vernon and The Gardens of Claude Monet
10.25.13 - 10.26.13 70 °F
We got underway about 10:15pm last night and many headed topside to watch the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower. Heading north on the river we traversed four sets of locks during the night and arrived at the wonderful little village of Vernon at about 10:30am this morning. As our morning was free we wandered into town to visit the 14th century church and tour the Saturday market. After a light lunch it was off to Claude Monet's home town of Giverny - about 4 kms away to visit his gardens and his house. Although it was cloudy with a few sprinkles in the morning, the afternoon turned out to be a wonderful day. The Monet gardens and house were spectacular. We were lucky as they close at the end of this month in a few days. We then went back to the ship, and will get underway early this upcoming morning. We also get a plus in that Europe falls back tonight so we get and extra hour of sleep.