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    Drive or walk the few kms to beautiful Giverny

    by angiebabe Updated Aug 18, 2012

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    Monet's beautiful garden at Giverny is such a special highlight! Ive been blessed to have been 3 times - so stunning and photo worthy of so many shots each visit!

    No wonder Monet set up home here and just stayed put indulging in the colours and atmosphere of his beautiful lilies and lilypond!

    Open from the beginning of April to the end of October 9am to 6pm it is definitely worth getting to, whethr by train or your own rental car
    - there are also tours from Paris that include visits to Monets wonderful garden but worth indulging to come here independently to have as much time as you like - and also have time to enjoy Verdon just a few kms away.

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    Across the river...to the house on the bridge!

    by angiebabe Updated Apr 10, 2008

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    In the old days....! there were houses built on bridges ...but anyway heres the remains of what apparently were 5...and its in accord with the rest of the photogenic medieval houses and buildings to be found on the other side of the river in the old town centre of Vernon.

    A cute little house with a lovely park area which makes a nice place for relaxing, recovering from all that walking around town or grab something to eat for a picnic in the park from the Lidl supermarket (good supermarket chain in France - around Europe but handy in France, Spain, Portugal, Germany for cheaper food and drinks to travel with and camera film and toiletries) thats just there too!

    Have a walk around the water side and the castle - sit down and relax and enjoy the swans, ducks, school children that come past on their outings, and all else thats going by in quiet Vernon at the time!

    views across to the old bridge looking thru the trees to Lidl school children on an outing swan family and cute bridge house
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    Follow the Tourist walking guide map

    by angiebabe Updated Apr 7, 2008

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    From the Youth hostel brochures I found a walking guide of the little streets and building sights around the town which was quite helpful - helpful at keeping me lured to the town for much longer anyway! Thinking I could do a rushed run around in an hour I probably took about 3 hours!

    Found really lovely old medieval buildings and a few old streets and carved facades and eaves over quite an extended area but with a bit of disruptive modern stuff such as cars and signposts (stop signs an inveritable centre of so many good scenes!) and new buildings in between.

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    Find the beautiful medieval bits & pieces around

    by angiebabe Written Apr 7, 2008

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    Lots of little wood carvings on house corners and eaves and door ways to look out for - going back to the medieval days.

    makes great meandering about the streets - in addition to the medieval buildings themselves are the cute little finishings.

    I really enjoyed Vernon but unfortunately as in so many towns and villages these days being infiltrated but modern improvements and replacements so take the opportunities to get to these cute these places.

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    My Last Photo...

    by coceng Written Jul 15, 2004

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    This would be my last photo in Vernon.
    After taking the photo of The City Hall, we slowly walked back to the direction of the train station.
    Asking for a direction from a lady who led us to the right road hence passing this leafy road...

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    The City Hall...

    by coceng Written Jul 15, 2004

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    This is a statue in front of The City Hall in Vernon.
    This City Hall is just the opposite of The Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame.
    It was built at the end of the 19th century on a newly created square.
    The builder raise the bell tower higher than the church, because of the rivalry between religious and civil power at this time...

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    The Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame...

    by coceng Updated Jul 15, 2004

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    The Collegiate Church of Notre Dame dates back to the Roman period (end of 11th Century) but its construction continued from the Gothic period to end in the 17th Century.
    Now the photo is showing The West Façade, which is more decorative & very beautiful !
    It boasts a rose window in high gothic style.
    In 1658 the pavement was raised about two feet to keep it out of reach of the swelling of the river Seine. Two engravings on the wall of the church commemorate these floods.The Interiors Of The Collegiate Church Notre-Dame

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    The Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame...

    by coceng Written Jul 15, 2004

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    The Collegiate Church of Notre Dame dates back to the Roman period (end of 11th Century) but its construction continued from the Gothic period to end in the 17th Century.
    This photo by me is showing the entrance of The Eastern Facade.

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    The Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame...

    by coceng Written Jul 15, 2004

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    The Collegiate Church of Notre Dame dates back to the Roman period (end of 11th Century) but its construction continued from the Gothic period to end in the 17th Century.
    Closer look on the church by me...
    The church was dedicated in 1072 to 'The Holy Mother of God'.

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    The Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame...

    by coceng Written Jul 15, 2004

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    The Collegiate Church of Notre Dame dates back to the Roman period (end of 11th Century) but its construction continued from the Gothic period to end in the 17th Century.
    This photo was taken as we came from the Seine River towards the town area.

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    The Ancient Vernon...

    by coceng Written Jul 15, 2004

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    Vernon is an ancient town ! It is situated about 70 km from Paris & being regarded as the gateway to Normandy region & located in the lower Seine Valley.
    The photo is showing another Maison du temps jadis & it is one of the oldest houses in Vernon.
    This corbelled construction dates back to 15th century. It has beautiful half-timbered façades and a carved corner post on the theme of the Annunciation. It was once an inn, but now houses the Tourist Information Office.

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    The Ancient Vernon...

    by coceng Written Jul 15, 2004

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    Vernon is an ancient town ! It is situated about 70 km from Paris & being regarded as the gateway to Normandy region & located in the lower Seine Valley.
    Around Vernon, we could see many 'Houses of The Past Times' or known as Maison du temps jadis.
    All of them are well-kept.

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    The Ancient Vernon...

    by coceng Updated Jul 15, 2004

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    Vernon is an ancient town ! It is situated about 70 km from Paris & being regarded as the gateway to Normandy region & located in the lower Seine Valley.
    The rest of the photos were taken by me after we came back from Giverny.
    Most people would reach Vernon on their way to Giverny but overlooked this nice town instead.
    Vernon train station is on the Paris / Rouen / Le Havre line and gives access to Paris (Saint-Lazare station) in just 45 minutes.
    The building on the left of the photo is The Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame.

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    The Ancient Vernon...

    by coceng Written Jul 15, 2004

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    Vernon is an ancient town ! It is situated about 70 km from Paris & being regarded as the gateway to Normandy region & located in the lower Seine Valley.
    Vernon lies on the bank of Seine River & its location makes it as one of the scenic towns in Haute-Normandy region.

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    The Ancient Vernon...

    by coceng Written Jul 15, 2004

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    Vernon is an ancient town ! It is situated about 70 km from Paris & being regarded as the gateway to Normandy region & located in the lower Seine Valley.
    Over the bridge from the main town area, we could find some nice leafy areas, for walking & other outdoor activities.
    On this photo, you could see the symbol of Vernon, The Old Mill of Vernon.The Old Mill of Vernon

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