Monet's Garden at Giverny

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Amelia_T on February 1, 2004

This is a great way to spend an extra day if you have time. Giverny, only an hour or so from Paris, is home to the house of arguably France's most famous artist and, more importantly, his waterlily garden. Catch the train from Gare St Lazare to Vernon and then get the bus or taxi (easier and as cheap with four people) to Giverny. It's not easy to make the connections so leave early and plan to spend most of the day there.

The garden is just like all his paintings -- the bridge and the lilies are all there, as is Monet's house/cottage, which is quite cute and filled with copies of his works, plus works of others who inspired him.

Try to visit around summertime to get the garden in its finest full bloom. As a day trip, the cost isn't too bad, especially if you are under 26 -- it probably cost us around 20 euros for the day.

Musée Claude Monet (Monet's House and Gardens)
84 rue Claude Monet
Giverny, France
+33 (2) 32 51 28 21

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