This short day trip was wonderful…one of the best experience i’ve ever had.
If you’re coming down to paris with an extra day to spare (or youre a country kinda person)
Come to GIVERNY
How to get here:
Paris – Vernon- Giverny
Its not hard, pretty simple 🙂
Look at ur paris metro map.
You can take the metro and drop off at any of this stops & walk to Gare Saint Lazare via their underground tunnels:
Purple line 14 -Saint Lazare
Olive line 9 – Saint augustin
Pink RER E – Haussmann Saint – lazare
When you reach Gare Saint Lazare (Gare=trainstation) You find the SNCF office to buy ur tickets (i suggest u buy in advance cos of the long queue)
Purchase a ticket for Paris- Vernon
(There is a shuttle bus from Vernon-Giverny that is timed to the train)
Tickets: $12.50(1way) $25(return) euros.
First train:8.20am Last train: 6.52pm
When you reach there look out for a shuttle bus along the outside of the station going to GIVERNY. You can buy your tix on the bus.
Tix: $4 euros (return)
Alternatively, you can rent a bike and cycle to Giverny(4km) the sights along the way are very beautiful. Bike rental is available at a cafe right opposite the station,
Rental : $12 euros (approx. not sure)
Claude Monet Foundation (garden + house)
Tix: $6 euros
note: no eating in the premises.
Musee des impressionismes
Tix: $6.50 euros
Note: unless you like impressionist paintings and art, dont bother.
Buy some souvenirs back!! i bought a lovely scarf with a monet print on it :)) will wear it soon!
You can stay overnight, they ahve some B&B in quint country house ranging from 50 to 100 euros a room/night so its best to stay with more pple!! i cant stay..would have loved to but 50 euros a night is beyond my budget!