If you’re planning on visiting Paris and its surrounding cities, be sure to include Claude Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny on your list! Visiting the house and gardens just outside of Paris will allow you to immerse yourself within the artistic space of 19th century master Claude Monet for a day. Scroll down to learn the logistics about traveling to Giverny from Paris…
DRIVE TIME PARIS TO GIVERNY
Driving to Giverny from Paris takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes, and 1 hour and 10 minutes drive time from CDG to Giverny. From the city, you can easily rent a car and take the Autoroute Normandie and exit for Vernon. After entering the city of Vernon, you must follow the signs for Giverny and the Claude Monet Foundation, about a 15 minute drive from the city of Vernon.
Giverny- how to get there… alternative routes
TOURS BY COACH
Check out these tour companies that offer day trips from Paris to Giverny should you desire such a leisurely journey. These excursions range from 100-200€.
A very simple way to arrive in Giverny and spend the day at the Claude Monet Foundation is to take the train from Paris Gare Saint-Lazare to Vernon, taking only 40 minutes travel time. Once arriving in Vernon you can then take a shuttle bus for 8€ round-trip to Claude Monet’s house and gardens, or a taxi which will cost you about 20€ each way. The shuttle bus takes only 5 more minutes than the taxi ride, which will take 20 minutes.
Buy your train tickets ahead of time online
GIVERNY- HOW MUCH TIME?
You only need a few hours to see all of Monet’s gardens as well as his home. You can stop for lunch at Les Nymphéas Restaurant, a restaurant very close to the Claude Monet Foundation for a quiche, light salad or meat/fish dish to extend your day. This restaurant is open everyday from 9:00am-6:00pm.
Ticket prices: 10.20€ for adults- 7.20€ for children and students- Free for children 7 and younger
Restaurant is located at: Square Gérald and Florence Van der Kemp, 27620 Giverny
MUSÉE DES IMPRESSIONNISMES GIVERNY
Musée des Impressionnismes is another worthwhile site to visit while in Giverny. This museum always features a temporary exhibition but also has a large permeant collection of Impressionist masterpieces. If you’re looking for a full day trip in Giverny, don’t miss out on this impressive museum!
Ticket prices: 7€ for adults- 4.50€ for children and students- Free for children 7 and younger
The Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny is open from March 25th until November 6th, 10:00am-6:00pm.