Giverny off the NJ Turnpike

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If you can’t get to France this summer to see Monet’s Garden of Water Lilies at Giverny, you can do the next best thing by taking the NJ Turnpike to Exit 7A. After driving through some unlikely industrial terrain, you’ll arrive at Grounds for Sculpture and Rat’s Restaurant. You might think that, like Alice, you’ve gone through the looking glass, because you will enter gardens modeled on a French village like Giverny, down to the bridge over the lily pond that so fascinated Monet. There are all manner of sculpture, from abstract to very lifelike (including some typical 19th Century Giverny inhabitants), that dot the lush grounds. The food is excellent as well. This charming and eccentric destination is well worth the trip to Exit 7A.         ym2uwrc6xi

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  1. Nous devons aller dans cet endroit magique lors de mon prochain passage a New York. je me demande comment tu fais pour “degotter” ces tresors. Merci. M.C

    Comment by marie-Claude Tildach-Bohler — June 23, 2009 @ 10:35 am

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