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Giverny, France easy day trip from Paris!

Updated: Mar 8

Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Paris? Well, here is the first installment of my Day Trips from Paris series!

Bucket List for Giverny, France:

First up is the Fondation Monet in Giverny: The Foundation Claude Monet is open every day from April 1st to November 1st, 2023 from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, with the last admission 5:30 pm.

At the foundation, you will find his home and THE water garden. Visiting the foundation also gives you access to the Japanese Bridge, Nympheas restaurant and tea room, and two gift shops, as well as all of the gardens.

ENTRANCE FEES 2023 House and Gardens:

Adults: 11 € child aged from 7 and students: 6,50 € Child under 7: free Disabled : 5,50 €>> the list of tour guides A free game booklet is now available to 5-8 and 9-12 aged children: Combined tickets : Adults: 21 € child aged from 7: 6.50 € Students: 13.50 € Disabled: 12.50 €

Giverny Impressionism Museum:

99, rue Claude Monet 27620 Giverny

Museum Opening Days and Hours:

The museum is open from 10:00 am through 6:00 pm (last admission at 5:30 pm):

Everyday including Public Holidays from March 18th through July 3rd 2022 for the Monet /Rothko exhibition;

Everyday including Public Holidays from July 14th through October 2nd, 2022 except on September 2nd for the "Summer of the collection" exhibition;

  • from October 14th, 2022 through January 8th, 2023 for a Contemporary Art exhibition:

  • everyday from October 14th through November 6th, 2022;

  • On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 11th through December 11th, 2022;

  • Everyday except December 25th from December 16th through December 31st, 2022;

  • On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 11th through January 6th through January 8th, 2023.

The museum is open on Public Holidays except on December 25th, 2022 and January 1st, 2023.

Église Sainte-Radegonde de:

Church of Sainte-Radegonde (Poitiers)

53 / 55 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny, France

For a complete calendar of events and holidays click the link above and it will take you to their website with an interactive calendar so you can plan accordingly!

Visiting the Church is FREE!

Castle of La Roche-Guyon:

1 Rue de l'Audience, 95780 La Roche-Guyon, France


Open from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and on weekends and public holidays from 10 am to 7 pm.

Full price: €9 -- Reduced price: €6 Free for children under 6 years old

Best time to visit and holidays:

Monet's garden is incredibly beautiful from April to October. Flowers varieties are blooming one after another so that the garden changes gradually with the seasons while keeping its colors and brightness. The peak period is from May-June, and then Summer.

Popular restaurants:

Open daily in Season Closed on Sunday evenings, Mondays and Tuesdays lunchtime on low season

Departementale Road 1927430 Connelles

38, rue du Moulin 27630 Fourges

Open daily except on Sunday evenings from November thru March

5 route de la Corniche 78270 Rolleboise

Hotel recommendations:

Free things to do in Giverny, France:

  • Giverny is surrounded by incredible walking paths that a free to enjoy! The surrounding hills adorned with wildflowers create the perfect setting for nature walks, rambles, and hikes. Route maps can be collected from the Tourist Boards' website.

  • Church of Saint-Radegonde - Get a deeper understanding of the local beliefs at this place of worship.

  • VERNON: MAISON DU TEMPS JADIS (House of old times)It is one of the oldest houses in Vernon. This corbelled construction dates back to the XVth century. It has beautiful half-timbered façades.

  • VERNON: THE OLD MILL A symbol of Vernon, the old mill still lies straddling two piers of the ancient bridge over the Seine. It can be easily seen from the Clemenceau bridge or from the Park of the Tourelles Castle.

  • VERNON: TOURELLES CASTLE The Tourelles castle was built during the middle ages and lay at the border of the crown lands and the Duchy of Normandy.

Hope this inspired you to visit this remarkable city! If you are looking for more options check out the rest of my Day Trips from Paris series!

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