Thursday, July 25, 2013
Les Canisses, Normandy
We spent the morning after our arrival at the Monet house and gardens. The rain was really strong when we arrived in Paris, however luckily it stopped when we visited the gardens and we even had some sun. The gardens are small but very beautiful and the house enchanting from the outside. It was roses season. It was enchanting. I have to say coming from a subtropical climate we have always plenty of flowers in my home town and all sorts of plants.I have also seen Spanish, French, Japanese gardens in addition to Russian, so I am not that easily impressed with gardens in general. This garden looked like from a fary tale. Although I wasn't over impressed with it, it was beautiful. I like impressioninst paintings and for the art lovers you could relate the garden style to the paintings. Since we still had some time before lunch we drove to Les Andelys, however it started raining again and some of the roads were closed because of water on the streets. So we drove back close to our BB and since we still had some time before we decided to go to Les Canisses for a lunch. When we arrived, the restaurant was just opening, but they were nice to seat us at the covered terrace with a view on the river. The day formula was a salade de lentilles with haddock and smoked salmon, salmon and a cafe gourmand, my husbands choice.