Giverny and Vernon
En Francais : Trucs et astuces les bons plans
|THE BEST TIME TO COME TO MONET'S
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 in frequentation is May-June, Summer is a bit more quiet and Automn very pleasant. In Summer you will enjoy the beauty of all annual flowers and of the famous Nympheas. In September and October the garden is a feast of giant flowers of splendid colors.
In France the books are at the same price no matter where ever you buy them, due to the "unic book price law". It may be convenient for you to buy them in the museums of Giverny, (books in English and in French) in Vernon's bookstores (mainly in French) or on this website if you want to have them delivered at your home and not carry them all along your trip !..
FREE VISIT IN VERNON'S MUSEUM
The entrance to Musée A.G. Poulain in Vernon is free on Wednesdays. A room is dedicated to Impressionists painters(works by Claude Monet, Blanche Hoschedé Monet,...) . Large collection of animal art. In Summer the museum proposes a passport inter-museums (reduced prices on museums of public collections in the region).
|IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO COME ON A WEEK-END
Spend the Friday's night in Vernon or arrive ealy on Saturday and go and see Vernon's market. It takes place on three squares of the center of the town and you will find all sorts of fruits and vegetables, cheeses, delicacies, living poultry, fresh eggs in big baskets, flowers, honey from Vernon, and clothes. From 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.
CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL DAY ON JULY 14
Like everywhere in France, fireworks and popular open-air dance are organised
on July 13 at night.
In Vernon the fireworks take place over the Seine river near the Tourelles Castle. Good view from the bridge or from the opposite bank.
In Les Andelys, fireworks on the medieval castle Chateau-Gaillard. Waiting for the night to fall with the castle and the Seine valley at your feet is a magical moment.
In Pressagny-l'Orgueilleux, fireworks in Chateau de la Madeleine, and then dance in the park of the castle. Very convenient with children, they can run in the dark, there aren't any cars.
For those who really love fireworks : the next evening (July 14) in Notre-Dame de l'Isle. On the banks of the River Seine. Small fee.
No fireworks in Giverny.
See also :
A visit to Claude Monet's garden
List of plants and flowers of Claude Monet's garden
Flowering calendar in Claude Monet's garden
Claude Monet's garden in Autumn
Philippe Delerm at Giverny
Map of Claude Monet's garden (91Kb)
Aerial View of Claude Monet's garden (78 Kb)
Talk : Giverny, place of memory
Talk : A Site for Sight, Monet in his Garden at Giverny
Giverny Day Trips
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