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Day Trip to Giverny & Monet's House from Paris with Train Tickets

By Paris TourGuide
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Highlights

  • Train journey through the idyllic countryside to Giverny

  • Priority access to Monet's picturesque house & gardens

  • Gardens that inspired the French Impressionist painter

  • Vibrant & brightly colored interior of Monet's house

  • Chance to explore the quiet area of Giverny at your leisure

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Admission to Monet's house and gardens in Giverny

  • What's included

    Roundtrip train tickets between Paris and Vernon

  • What's excluded

    Shuttle from Vernon to Giverny

  • What's excluded

    Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions other than those specified in the program

  • What's excluded

    Food / drink

  • What's excluded

    Guide

Know Before You Book

  • The train journey between Paris and Vernon takes approximately 45 minutes.

  • A shuttle bus runs between the Vernon train station and Giverny on a regular basis; a ticket for the shuttle is not included, but you may purchase one directly at the train station on the day of your activity for a nominal fee.

  • Your train and admission tickets will be send by email at least 24 hours before your activity date.

  • Your train will depart Paris for Vernon at approximately 9 AM, and will depart Vernon for Paris at approximately 3 PM; times may vary slightly depending on the train schedule. You will receive confirmation of your exact train departure times.

  • Your train to Vernon departs from the Gare Saint-Lazare. Please arrive at the station with plenty of time to find your platform and board the train.

  • The gardens are wheelchair and stroller accessible, but the house is not.

  • Service animals are allowed.

What you can expect

Discover Claud Monet's cherished country home with a day trip by train to Giverny. Over the course of your day, roam the streets of the village and stroll through his painstakingly perfect gardens, as you gain new depth to your understanding of the French Impressionist.

Collect your tickets from your hotel's front desk and head to Gare Saint-Lazare to catch the 9 AM train to Vernon. In Vernon, you can take another, shorter train ride to Giverny. It was on just such a train ride that the Impressionist artist, Monet, first saw this village that was to become his muse. So spellbound by the tranquil setting, Monet packed up his belongings and moved to Giverny in 1883.

The Water Lilies series that you can view in the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris or at the MoMA in New York were based on the water garden found behind his cottage. His skills with a trowel and his dedication to cultivating a quiet place to reflect, as well as his defiance of the local ordinance that forbade the planting of water lilies, resulted in a blooming scene that he tried time and again to capture with the precise strokes of his paintbrush.

As you wander through these gardens, which are still lovingly cared for, imagine the painter on his knees quietly tending to his beloved lilies. Across the flower-dotted pond, you can see a Japenese-style bridge that Monet built with his own hands. The elegant arch of this simple structure was treasured by Monet and appears in a minimum of 17 of his paintings.

Leave the gardens behind and stroll around the village where the Impressionist lived and worked for over 30 years. With a better appreciation for the man behind the art, catch the train back to Vernon and then continue on to Paris.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Foundation Claude Monet
  • Giverny Normandy

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Gare Saint-Lazare. Your train to Vernon- Giverny will leave from Paris -St Lazare Station.
  • 15 Rue d'Amsterdam
  • Paris Île-de-France 75008
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