View from garden of lily pond Giverny bike ride between Vernon and Giverny month of September
Destinations,  Giverny

Giverny, Claude Monet, Impressionists

View from garden of lily pond Giverny bike ride between Vernon and Giverny month of SeptemberClaude Monet Foundation at Giverny (Vernon)
Read the article on biking to Giverny from the Vernon train station

Access information is available from Fondation Claude Monet on their “practical information” page (in English), including bike and shuttle information.

THE CLAUDE MONET FOUNDATION AT GIVERNY The Foundation’s website provides the history and background for the Clos Normand, the Water Garden, the Japanese Prints, Claude Monet, himself, a colorful layout of the property  with all of the highlights and parking and access, and all of the practical information: address, entrance fees, access with the train or by car, opening times, restaurants and other helpful links.

The following information comes from the Claude Monet Foundation Web site.
On the layout map you will find the following:
1. Group’s entrance
2. Entrance
3. Way out
4. Atelier des Nymphéas
5. Boutique de décoration
6. Restaurant Salon de Thé (tea) Les Nymphéas
7. Parking
8. Claude Monet’s house
9. Passage underground between les Jardins
10. W.C. (toilettes)
11. Public parking public autos et tour buses 200 m from the group entrance
12. Game booklets for children (5-8) in English and French
13. Combined tickets with Paris museums
14. The weather

84 rue Claude Monet
 27620 GIVERNY
Telephone : 00 33 2 32 51 28 21
Fax : 00 33 2 32 51 54 18 
Admission: Children under 7: free
Open April 1 to October 31: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m./Last entry is at 5:30 p.m.

The Claude Monet Foundation is open from Tuesday to Sunday; closed Monday
The Claude Monet Foundation is closed from November 1 to March 31.
However our offices remain open from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (except weekends) for information and group reservations (for the following season).

 By train : Paris-Vernon (departure Paris – St Lazare), getting of at Vernon
Horaires SNCF

 Local bus service between Vernon station and Giverny (5 kms).
Line 240 – Vernon <> Giverny

For further information :
Transport du Val de Seine 
6, rue de la Croix Blanche 
Telephone. : 00 33 2 32 54 57 78 
Tél. : 00 33 2 32 64 43 43 
Fax : 00 33 2 32 21 59 03

From Vernon train station you have several means of transport:

Bus (line 240 – Vernon <> Giverny)
Local bus service, leaving Vernon train station about 15 minutes after the arrival of train from Paris.

bike rental, 

car rental 

and, for the more energetic, walking–taking into account a distance of 5 kms between Vernon station and the Claude Monet Foundation.
Open exceptionally bank-holiday Mondays during this period.
We regret to inform that dogs are forbidden in the foundation.
No picnics are allowed.

We remind you that booking is not possible for individual visitors.
Only for groups of 20 people or more.

Rue Claude Monet
 27620 GIVERNY
Telephone : 00 33 2 32 21 20 31 
Fax : 00 33 2 32 51 15 75
Situated near the Foundation. Open in accordance with the Gardens. 

This Restaurant serves cold and hot food throughout the day.

 Sandwiches and drinks to take out also available.

Adjoining the restaurant is a small gift shop. 

For further information and reservations please contact Mr. and Mrs. Nicolas : 
Telephone : 00 33 2 32 21 20 31 
Fax : 00 33 2 32 51 15 75

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