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Is it worth going to Giverny end Oct

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1. Re: Giverny end Oct -

Not really. It closes for the season on 31 October.

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2. Re: Giverny end Oct -

I'd say it depends....if you're a Monet fan and don't mind what's flowering (or not), and might not get back ever again at a better time, I'd say yes. It's wonderful to see what inspired him and it's not a huge effort to get the ( hardest part was finding the ticket machine at Gare St Lazare lol)

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3. Re: Giverny end Oct -

If you like subtlety...

I visited there at the end of October. Rainy on and off. Blah. Some color remaining in the garden. I thought the interior of Monet's home was the most enjoyable, actually cosy vis a vis the weather outside. And certainly neat to inhabit where he inhabited. By the time I got out to the pond, I.Was.Bummed. Only an open lily left here and there. (Same re other visitors around it, too.)

It started to rain again, big drops, slowly - ploop here, ploop there, ploop-ploop. Etc. Well, I need SOME evidence that I'd been there, so I took some pictures -- the Japanese bridge at the other end of the pond, the pond steel grey, reflecting the steel grey sky, and the aching paucity of lilies. OK, a blessed paucity of people, too.

WELL, back home, those photos with the random lilies and scattered large "ploops" are among the nicest from my experiences in France, and that I've ever taken. At least artistically. Closest I'll ever come to Monet, on more than one level. And not another person in the photos. Serendipity of the most surprising kind. From a seeming washout. Wonder how many have an experience at Giverny even remotely similar to this. You.Just.Never.Know.

Edited: 10 October 2013, 13:10
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4. Re: Giverny end Oct -

Nice post! Last time I went was the last weekend in October on a Friday morning.

No one around. Great!

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5. Re: Giverny end Oct -

We went 3rd week in October some years ago. Still plenty of color and a worthwhile trip.

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6. Re: Giverny end Oct -

If you go to the official website it will tell you what flowers in bloom in the various seasons:

fondation-monet.com/en/au-fil-des-saisons

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7. Re: Giverny end Oct -

End of October might have some very nice, mild, sunny days and then it would be worth it.

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8. Re: Giverny end Oct -

It depends on whether the flowers have wilted by then. Call ahead and if they say "frost damage" and offer a discount admission, that means the flowers are well past their prime.

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9. Re: Giverny end Oct -

While the frost well may nail them, and while I did say that there was only a little color in the garden at that time of year, they were autumn flowers. They may replant the garden throughout the season, like Disneyland. (But not the lilies!)

Edited: 11 October 2013, 10:03
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10. Re: Giverny end Oct -

Today, for example, the weather is positively miserable (rainy and cold) and it's supposed to remain this way for the next several days... perhaps things will improve by the end of the month, or else get worse.