Paris-Giverny day trip or weekend getaway
Located in the Eure department in the region of Normandy, the town of Giverny is easy to reach from Paris. Whether you choose train, bus or car, read on for more details about getting from the City of Lights to the Village of Impressionist Painters. A Paris-Giverny trip is suitable for a day trip for a weekend getaway.
Giverny, a lost village deep in Normandy
The village of Giverny is located 50 miles to the northwest of Paris, halfway between Évreux and Gisors. By car, allow a travel time of 1.25 hours via the A13 or 1.5 hours if you avoid toll roads. From within Paris city limits, the shortest rout goes through Neuilly-sur-Seine, Saint-Germain-en-Laye and Mantes-la-Jolie. The village is on the boundary between Eure and Yvelines departments in an untouched, verdant setting just steps from the city of Vernon. Nestled deep in the natural region of Le Vexin Bossu, the landscape undulates with hills and valleys. The Seine lies a few hundred yards further; in fact, maritime carriers operating between Paris and Le Havre make regular stops here.
How to travel between Paris and Giverny
There are several options to get between Paris and Giverny. A car will enable you to reach Monet's village in about 1.25 hours. You can also travel via public transportation by taking the Paris-Vernon train, then hopping the Vernon-Giverny-Vernon shuttle (allow 8 euros for the round trip ticket). If the shuttle times don't suit you, you can always call a taxi. Plan on about 15 euros each way.
Finally, because the Museum of Impressionisms is one of the most visited sites in Normandy, there's a good chance that you can find a carpool heading to Giverny from Paris.
The trip by car takes about 1.5 hours Giverny: An easy escape from Paris
Because it takes less than 1.5 hours to drive from Paris to Giverny, many Parisians get away on a regular basis to the Village of Painters. The best plan is to leave early in the morning – by 8:00 or 9:00 am – to arrive around 10:00 or 11:00 am, then stay until the early evening. That will give you time to experience all the village has to offer.
Of course, if you can spend the weekend there, it's even better! Choose the Paris-Giverny transportation method that best meets your needs and book a hotel room or bed and breakfast right in the village. This will give you ample time to immerse yourself in the town's timeless ambiance and to visit Giverny and its famous sites, namely Monet's home, the museums, the church, the gardens and a few other monuments.
Find out more
- The famous Impressionists
- The History of Giverny
- Normandy and the World
- Claude Monet's Biography
- The Impressionism
- Claude Monet’s House and Workshop
- Claude Monet's Gardens at Giverny
- The Giverny Museum of Impressionism…
- The Claude Monet Foundation in Give…
- The Major Works of Claude Monet
- The Orangery Museum
- Famous Impressionist Works
- Giverny in 18 figures