If you have ever dreamt about visiting Monet’s house in Giverny and seeing the beautiful garden that inspired the artist, you are in the right place.
Visiting Monet’s house is worth it, especially during spring and summer as the gardens are in full bloom.
Good to know
The first thing to know when planning to visit Monet’s house is that Monet’s house and gardens are not open all year round. In 2024 it will be open from the 29th of March till the 3rd of November.
How to get from Paris to Giverny
Going to Giverny from Paris is neither complicated nor tiring, it takes less than 90 minutes to get there.
From Paris, you need to take the train that leaves from Gare Saint-Lazare and get off to Vernon-Giverny. Trains run every 2 hours and take 45 minutes to get to Vernon.
Tickets can be purchased comfortably from home by connecting to the French Railways SNCF website, of which there is also an English version.
The price of a direct ticket, round trip, for two people is around €60, but I recommend keeping an eye on the site because you may find some incredible offers. The evening I decided to book my tickets, the Happy Hour promotion was underway, which consisted of a 50% discount on prices, so for two passengers I paid just €28, even though the ticket was non-refundable. Once tickets have been purchased, they can be printed at home or stored on your phone.
Once you arrive at Vernon station, just take the shuttle which leaves 15 minutes after the train arrives and takes 25 minutes to get to Giverny. The cost is €8 return. Check the shuttle timetable on the Claude Monet Foundation website before booking your train ticket.