Before we talk but Monet's Garden, last night we did the Moulin Rouge. Whilst the costumes and sets were pretty impressive I'm not sure if that and the scantily clad girls make up for the cramped seating and average food and wine. That said the "dance" that one of the girls did in a pool full of snakes was one of the highlights, especially the fact that they had a large, deep, clear tank rise out of the stage.
Most agreed though that the support acts we perhaps more entertaining than the dances, they certainly seemed to get more applause. My tip is do the show but eat somewhere else.
When I saw there were 2 cruise boats tied up as we crossed the bridge to Giverny, I figured it was going to be crowded, even more so once we saw the number of coaches in the car park. Aside from all the hype about the various paintings he did, what for me makes the garden interesting is that is a cottage garden with flowers and plants rambling everywhere, completely different to all the very formal French gardens we had seen elsewhere. Yes the lily pond and the Japanese bridge is very well set out but the gardens around the house for me were more impressive, probably because of the colour. We didn't bother going inside the house because of the que, but rather fought our way around the garden for some more shots. The gift shop was the busiest one we have seen anywhere!
So back to the hotel and to catch up with Carl and Carl and a visit to Sacre Coeur.