Beautiful morning here so Jan and I walked to Vernon for the Saturday market. Between Giverny and Vernon is great scenery so it makes the walk very pleasant. Walking along and crossing over the Seine is also always quite a sight as well.
The market was everything that I hoped it would be and there was such a wonderful sense of community. It's really a shame that we don't have more of these things where I live back home. The fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and other items are mostly local and there are signs that say where they're harvested from. We got some really amazing strawberries that taste like candy, fresh cherries, tomatoes, melon, etc. I plan to go back as often as I can on either Wednesday or Saturday.
Before and after the market, we had a rest at a local cafe with great coffee and some croissant and pain au chocolat (which I incorrectly called a "chocolate croissant"--the crescent shape is what makes something a crescent). I sketched at the cafe and then we headed back along the Seine.
I'll be going out painting in a bit to make the most of my Saturday. I can't believe I've only been here for one week!
Beautiful sites between Giverny and Vernon
Fresh produce from the market