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Giverny is about 50 miles (75 km) west of Paris. You can get there by driving or by taking a train.
If you are driving, your destination is Vernon, from which you will then get to Giverny. Take A13 (towards Rouen) for 55 km until you reach exit 14 (Bonnières) or exit 16 (Douains) - (the A13 is free until Mantes-la-Jolie. After that it becomes a toll road). After the exit follow the Vernon or Giverny signs. Or leave the highway before the tollgate (follow green Vernon road signs) and go on the N15 past Rosny, Rolleboise and Bonnières. The road follows the River Seine for a while. Once in Vernon, cross over the Seine (towards Beauvais) and turn right on D5 for 5 km. There is a large free car park on the side of the D5, in front of the Fondation Claude Monet.
If you take a train to Vernon, it is about an hour walk from the station to Giverny. Alternatively, you can take a taxi (they are usually waiting at the station) or there is a bus shuttle from the train station to the bus station in Giverny (shuttles don’t run in winter). You can buy your ticket on the shuttle (round trip is about €4).
Written Dec 23, 2011
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Another way to visit Monet's house and gardens is to book a package through a tour company. We enjoyed a comfortable motor coach ride to and from Giverny with a knowledgable tour guide who provided us with information about the house and gardens and also told us stories about Monet and his paintings on the way there.
The tour was a half day tour, so we were not rushed and had plenty of time for pictures and sight-seeing.
Written Aug 6, 2011
A train trip to Giverny from Paris is fairly easy, though the train station is not right in Giverny. You actually take the train from Paris - Gare Saint Lazare and get off at Vernon, where you can take a bus, taxi or even rent a bike.
The trip from Paris to Vernon takes about 45 minutes in total and costs around 12 €.
Written Aug 6, 2011
Here's a suggestion for a day trip from Paris: http://giverny.org/tour/
And here's how you get to Giverny on your own by train:
You take a direct train from Paris St. Lazare to Vernon (note: the direct train takes about 45 minutes, taking another makes the journey considerably longer from 2-3 hours!).
From Vernon to Giverny, see http://giverny.org/transpor/
There are buses, or you can walk (5 kms) or rent a bike. In spring and summer there are special coaches.
Address: Fondation Claude Monet, rue Claude Monet 27620 Giverny.
Written Mar 10, 2008
To get to Giverny from Paris, one must first take the train from Gare de Lyon to a town called Vernon. In Vernon, adjacent to the train station there are cafes that rent bicycles for the more energetic but also there is a much cheaper bus that runs on a schedule. If you have the time and the extra money (10-12 Euros), biking is a great option as it's only about 7km to Giverny. We had neither time nor extra money, as we had to get a train back to Paris that evening.
Once you're dropped off at the bus stop, it's a walk to get anywhere of interest, but not that far of a walk. Be sure to pick up a map at the tourist office across from the bus stop. There's no shortage of things to do in Giverny, even things not related to Monet's house.
Here are some helpful websites for traveling to Giverny:
http://giverny.org/tour/ (if the bus from Paris is more your style)
http://giverny.org/transpor/ (if you want to weigh your options)
http://giverny.org/transpor/map01.htm (if you wish to drive yourself)
Written Jan 5, 2008
This tour started in Paris, where we took a train to Vernon and then we grabbed a bike to make it all the way down here. We rode along the French countryside using a path especially designed for this, and the views were just beautiful. The distance between Vernon and Giverny is about 5 KM. We also saw a bit of the town (the church next to which Monet is buried) during our bike ride. More info about these tours on the website provided below.
Written Dec 30, 2007
We took the bus from the train station in Vernon to Giverny itself. These leave regularly from a bus stop just outside the station and only takes about 15 mins. Alternatively you could hire a bike and cycle, take a taxi or even walk if you are feeling energetic!
Written Dec 2, 2007
From Paris you need to take a train from St Lazarre train station to the town of Vernon. The trains aren't as frequent as we thought they might be so make sure you check up on the times. We ended up wandering around for an hour or so before we could get a train. Ask for a leaflet that gives you a note of the return trains and also the connecting buses to take you to and from Giverny. These leave from just in front of the Vernon train station and take about 15 mins.
I was really impressed with the french trains! Very nice clean, comfortable and double decker!
Written Sep 29, 2007
From Paris, the train leaves for Vernon several times in the morning. The information desk has a hand out where the train and bus schedules coincide Cost is about 22 euro RT for the train. The bus from Vernon to Giverny is another 2.75 euro RT. Taxi is 11 euro one way, but usually there are other travelers you can split the cost of the trip with. Or you can do what we did and bicycle to Giverny. This was a blast and allowed us the freedom to explore Vernon.
Check out Monet's painting of Gare St. Lazare as if he wanted to lay out the road map for us.
Written Oct 7, 2005
When you arrive at Vernon train station you can get the bus or a taxi (you can also rent bicycles). When we were there last, it was cheaper for 4 of us to take a taxi - less than 15 euros for the group. On an earlier trip with my 91 year old mother-in-law, it was a must. The card in the photo is from that trip and the man gave us his card, asked if we wanted him to pick us up, agreed to the time and was there waiting when we were ready to go.
Written Nov 16, 2004
2 Reviews and 86 Opinions Great hostess who is fluent in English. Very nice room with large bathroom and nice view of garden....