The floral trend is in full bloom. Our inspiration is the Claude Monet Gardens in Giverny—but take your pick from public gardens around the world. Here are a few: The Valley Gardens, Windsor, UK; Huntington Botanical Gardens, San Marino, Calif.; Chicago Botanical Garden, Chicago; Keukenhof Gardens, Lisse, The Netherlands.
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Take the train north from Paris’s Gare Saint-Lazare to Giverny. Savor a simple, chic salad at the Hôtel Baudy—the center of the artistic community during the late 1800s—then stroll through the glorious gardens that inspired Monet’s petal-pushing paintings.
Book one of the three rooms at the wildly atmospheric Manoir de Notre-Dame, a quintessential French B & B. Enjoy a relaxed breakfast in the sitting room before visiting the Musée des Impressionnismes in Giverny.