A daytrip to Giverny

Giverny, the hometown of Impressionist painter Claude Monet, is an easy day trip from Paris., and so.worth.it. 

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How to get there? From Paris Gare St Lazare take the train to Vernon. At the Vernon train station there is a shuttle bus for 4 euros to get to the town of Giverny in 25 minutes, walking its about an hour. Adam and I met up with a fellow TAPIF assistant, and we chose to walk to Giverny since it was such a beautiful day. In retrospect, we maybe should have taken the bus- not because of the distance, but because the path wasn’t clearly marked and so we kind of, sort of, got a little lost. But we made it!

The main attraction of Giverny is Claude Monet’s house and gardens. It cost 5 euros for a student entrance and is totally worth it. We did have to wait in line about half an hour- and this was in the middle of the week. I bet on Saturdays and in the summer its even worse!

The Monet gardens are gorgeous.  Photos are really worth a thousand words in this instance:

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Have you been to Giverny? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! 

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