Most people are looking to go to Monet's house and gardens when they plan a trip to Giverny in Haute-Normandy. There is no direct train service to Giverny, but you can stop in nearby Vernon (worth seeing in its own right) and go to Giverny by bus, taxi, bike, or by simply walking. The map below shows the streets and walking trails you can use.
Zooming in to Giverny on the map will allow you to see the residence area and the parking lots off to the southwest. Walking paths are shown as dotted lines on the map.
Giverny Travel Toolbox
Vernon is about 75 km from Paris, making it a resonable day trip by car or train. The train from Paris departs from the Saint-Lazare station and makes the trip in around 45 minutes to an hour, depending upon the speed of the train chosen.
The walk from Vernon to Giverny is about 7km. In the season a shuttle links the Vernon train station to the bus station in Giverny.
The Claude Monet Foundation is open every day from 24th of March to the 1st of November 2017 from 9.30 a.m. till 6 p.m. – last admission 5.30 p.m.
There is a restaurant across the street from Monet's house. It's inside what was a barn in Monet's time. "Les Nymphéas" Restaurant is open every day from march 25th to november 1st 2016. Call +33 (0)6 45 47 26 35 to reserve.
You can take a bicycle tour of Monet's Gardens from Paris.
Railpass and Ticket information: | France Railpass
Rental and Lease Cars: France offers an option to lease a brand new car with great insurance if you are staying three weeks or longer.
For finding a hotel in Vernon/Giverny, see the booking box below.