Sick of the city and craving some greenery? Want to visit the very place where Claude Monet created many Impressionist paintings at the end of his artistic career and life? Take an easy day trip to Giverny and visit both the house and gardens of Claude Monet! The INSIDR team has put together this extensive guide that will help you plan your next day trip to Giverny from Paris, so read on!
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GIVERNY- HOW TO GET THERE?
To arrive in Giverny stress-free with public transportation, you can travel to Giverny from Paris by taking a train from the Paris Saint-Lazare station to Vernon. This route takes 40 minutes and tickets can be bought either online or in the train stations. Tickets range from 10-15€ each way.
Once arriving at the Vernon station, you can take either a shuttle bus or taxi to where Claude Monet's house and gardens are located. The shuttle bus La Navette is located just outside the train station, and taxis are also lined up just outside the train station. The bus journey takes 20-25 minutes while a taxi ride takes 15 minutes. Tickets for the bus cost 8€ round-trip, and taxi rides are about 20€ each way.
Tour companies based in Paris also offer excursions to Giverny. Tickets for tours range from 100-200€.
Click to read about the different tours here: tour companies from Paris to Giverny.
The drive time from Paris to Giverny is 1 hour and 20 minutes. The drive time from CDG to Giverny is 1 hour and 10 minutes.
From the city of Paris, take the Autoroute de Normandie and exit towards Vernon, following signs for Giverny.
GIVERNY- HOW MUCH TIME TO GET THERE?
Depending on which route you take, to reach Giverny from Paris it'll take you anywhere from 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 minutes, making it a perfect day trip!
Once arriving in Giverny to visit Claude Monet's house and gardens, ticket prices are 10.20€ for adults and 7.20€ for children and students. Children younger than 7 are free. You can walk through the entirety of Monet's gardens and throughout his entire home with these tickets, which can be purchased in advance or online. If you are hungry during your visit and day, you can have a nice lunch at Les Nymphéas Restaurant, only a few steps from Claude Monet's house and gardens. This restaurant is reasonably priced and the closest to the Claude Monet Foundation as there is not much around it. Here you can get a quiche, salad or even a meat or fish dish.
Claude Monet's Gardens in Giverny are only open from March 25th until November 1st, 9:30am-6:00pm.
Les Nymphéas Restaurant: Open everyday, 9:00am-6:00pm, Square Gérald and Florence Van der Kemp, 27620 Giverny
Another exceptional place to visit while in Giverny is the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny. Musée des Impressionnismes is just a few minutes from Claude Monet's house and gardens, always offering intriguing temporary exhibitions alongside their impressive permeant collection. Be sure to visit this museum after the Claude Monet Foundation! Tickets are 7€ for adults and 4.50€ for children and students, with children younger than 7 years old also free here.
The Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny is open from March 25th until November 6th, 10:00am-6:00pm.
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