Day One In France
We landed at Charles de Gaulle without incident and picket up our rental car. We had decided to go to Normandy, so we set out on the A13 west. It’s only about 2.5 hours to Normandy, but we weren’t in any hurry, and we noticed that Giverny, home of Claude Monet, was right on the way. So, we decided to stop and see the Water Gardens, Monet’s House, and whatever else was in Giverny.
We arrived in Giverny about dinner time (7:00PM) and tried to find a place to stay. However, it was Sunday, and the weekend visitors were still in town — there were no empty rooms in Giverny. We drove down the road about five minutes to Vernon and found a hotel room for the night. We went into Vernon to find a restaurant and ended up at a quaint diner. Here’s a few pictures of the Bus-Stop Diner. It was just like eating in an American diner — cheeseburgers, French fries, malts, ice cream sundaes, etc. — except the food was so much better!