How to get to Giverny from Paris

Old Aug 31st, 2016, 12:58 AM
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How to get to Giverny from Paris

Hi there,

I was wondering the best way to reach Giverny? By car, public transport...? Is there an informative website to get some informations?

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Old Aug 31st, 2016, 01:01 AM
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Train/bus combo is easiest if it is a day trip from Paris.

http://giverny.org/transpor/
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Train from Saint-Lazare station in Paris to Vernon - no need to book in advance - a regional train then bus or taxi the three miles or so to Giverny.

I walked there from Vernon along a footpath along a disused railway track along the Seine so if into walking it's a sweet walk.
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Old Aug 31st, 2016, 04:39 AM
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Do check on opening hours for the day you plan to go - it's not open all year for obvious reasons.
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You can easily take the train and then I believe you can rent bikes for the short jaunt to Giverny. We were there last fall, absolutely loved it!
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Is it worthwhile to go to Giverny in the autumn? We are going to Paris mid-October.
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Old Aug 31st, 2016, 11:49 AM
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Yes October will see many plants in full bloom in the pond.

don't miss the village parish cemetery with Monet's tombstone.
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There are flowers in bloom all season from opening in spring to closing in autumn. The website lists what is in bloom by season:

http://fondation-monet.com/en/practi...r-the-seasons/
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Actually, I wish the place were open in winter. After all Monet lived and painted there in the winter, as well as the seasons when flowers blossom. Some of the things he did, like, "Skaters at Giverney", are just lovely, and I would like to see the place as he saw it.
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Most people only get ferried from the Vernon train station or by tour buses to the gardens and house and rarely bop around Giverny - the quintessential sleepy old French village - you can walk down to the Seine where Monet often did to paint its scenes - including art from the American Impressionist gaggle of artists who gathered here too.

and there is another Impressionist museum in the village:

http://giverny.org/museums/impressionism/guide/

http://giverny.org/museums/american/

anyone in Giverny may also enjoy a visit to Auvers-sur-Oise, which I actually liked as much as Giverny:

http://www.vangoghgallery.com/in_his_steps/auvers.html

Auvers is about an hour by suburban trains or RER and train from Paris.
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the quintessential sleepy old French village

No more.
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hikrchick, I was there in late Sept 29, 2014 and it was quite beautiful.

http://originstour2013.tumblr.com/post/99779458841

http://originstour2013.tumblr.com/image/101049763636

http://originstour2013.tumblr.com/image/100116018111
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Driving there is also easy, and there are many pretty villages where you can stop -- generally on the way back, because you'll be in a hurry to get to Giverny in the morning.
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Thank you for your help.

I just fund another informative website: http://paristogiverny.com/how-to-get-to-giverny/
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