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Issue No. 14

From Paris to the Loire Valley, and everywhere in between, how to live like a millionaire in Nice on a budget, French island hopping, a fairy tale chateau and Monet's Garden in Giverny. Everything you want to know about France and more.

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Win a copy of A Day with CLAUDE MONET in GIVERNY This beautiful, slipcased volume offers an intimate tour inside Monet’s home and through the idyllic Giverny garden that inspired his most iconic paintings. The garden at Giverny became the impressionist master’s greatest artistic accomplishment and a catalyst for his work. In 1890, Monet began renovating it, installing a picturesque water lily pond inspired by the Japanese prints he avidly collected. The beautifully vivid illustrations of Monet’s paintings, his home, and the grounds give readers unprecedented access into the flowery paradise to which Monet dedicated the last 40 years of his life. CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO ENTER THE DRAW Published by Flammarion April 2017 Win a copy of Monet Water Lilies: The Complete Series A beautiful hard cover full on coffee table book. A complete catalog of Monet’s famous Water Lilies, featuring 210 paintings from private and public collections. The Water Lilies brought together in this volume, "mirrors of time" that influenced the greatest painters of modern times. A catalogue of the 251 Water Lilies known to exist, essays of art historians Jean- Dominique Rey and Denis Rouart, panoramic photographs of the Orangerie murals in Paris, period photographs of Giverny by Henri Cartier-Bresson, and rare archival documents complete the work. CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO ENTER THE DRAW

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