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sharonf Jun 3rd, 2006 01:04 PM

Monet Home
We will be taking a train most of the way from Paris but is it possible to rent a bike at the nearest station and ride to Monet's home. How far?

cigalechanta Jun 3rd, 2006 01:30 PM

You can rent a bike at Café du Chemin de Fer opposite the train station (€12), and follow a paved bike path (piste cyclable) that runs from near Vernon along an abandoned railroad right-of-way (figure about 30 min to Giverny). Finally, you can walk to Giverny, following the bike path, and take a bus or taxi back.

sharonf Jun 3rd, 2006 05:17 PM

Thank You for the information on renting a bike. How much time would you allow for the home visit?

Ronda Jun 3rd, 2006 05:47 PM

Just the house or house and gardens? A lot depends on what time you get there and how crowded it is. Rick Steves has wonderful information on how to in his Paris book.

Dejais Jun 3rd, 2006 06:33 PM

sharonf...Just thought I would throw this out there for you. Fat Tire Bike Tours does a day trip to Monet's Gardens. I have booked this for my mother and myself on an upcoming trip. I have done other tours with them in the past and have been very pleased.

Here is the link:

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