Visiting Monet's Gardens whilst we were in France was definitely one of the highlights of my holiday!
When you see iconic paintings, you get a pre-conceived notion of what a place might be like (at least, I do,) and when I went to Giverny, all of these ideas were blown out of the water.
I don't think I actually realised how big the garden was.To be honest at first, I didn't even realise that Monet had his own garden in which he did his paintings. I guess I just thought he found random spots of France where there was pretty scenery and decided to do a painting. But seeing all the parts of the garden that I did recognise from his art was really exciting.
We went to the garden on a weekday, and it wasn't overly busy. There were, of course, lots of visitors (a lot of them could have been tourists,) but at no point did the crowds get overwhelming. The only place where there was a bit of a queue was outside the garden where you had to pay. Aside from that, we could walk around the garden quite happily at our own pace!
Monet's Gardens are definitely worth a visit. Even if you don't have an interest in Monet or art, the gardens are full of beautiful flowers and plants and is just a really beautiful and calming place to be. I've chosen photos that I think capture the essence of the Gardens. They are just absolutely breathtaking