How to get to Giverny
From Paris to Giverny
By bus, train, car or boat
Giverny is a village located 75 km West from
and 4 km East from the town of Vernon.
Giverny and Vernon are roughly half way
between Paris and Rouen.
From Paris to Vernon on your own
Vernon is 75 km from Paris.
Leave Paris by the Pont de Saint-Cloud and take the highway A13 (towards Rouen) for 55 km until you reach exit 14 (Bonnières) or exit 16 (Douains).
The A13 is free until Mantes-la-Jolie. The charge is 2.30 euros to go further.
After the exit follow Vernon and then Giverny road signs.
You may also leave the highway before the tollgate (follow green Vernon road signs) and go on the N15 past Rosny, Rolleboise and Bonnières.
The road follows the River Seine for a while.
Claude Monet and Theodore Butler waiting for Sylvain, the chauffeur.
Paris Saint Lazare train station by Claude Monet
The Vernon-Giverny station is situated on the main train line Paris / Rouen / Le Havre.
It starts from the Saint-Lazare Paris station (which has not changed much since Monet painted it). The fastest trains complete the journey in less than 45 min.
In the Metro, take the 'SNCF - Grandes Lignes' exit.
The Rouen line departs from the right side of the platform, in the 'Grandes Lignes' section.
By Train & Car rentalIn Vernon, car rental companies are located pretty far away from Vernon-Giverny train station.
If you intend to come to Giverny by train and rent a car on arrival, it is better to stop at the previous train station in Mantes La Jolie where car rental companies like Rentacar have an agency just outside the train station.
Here is the process you have to follow (in french):
- In the field "AGENCE DE DEPART ET DE RESTITUTION" you
and select "MANTES LA JOLIE GARE"
- In the field "ALLER" you select your arrival date and time,
and in the field "RETOUR" you give the date and time you will return the car
- You click on "VOIR LES PRIX" button to see the prices and then select an offer
- Then you may add some options:
- "Rachat de Franchise" is an insurance extension
- "Rent A Car Assistance 7j/7 - 24h/24" for the assistance
- "Conducteur Additionnel" if more than one person will drive the car
- Then Click on "RESERVEZ VOTRE VEHICULE" to reserve
- Fill the "Nouveau
sur rentacar.fr ?" fields if you are a new user
and click on "CREER UN COMPTE" button.
Sail Boat at Le Petit-Gennevilliers Claude Monet 1874
By boatVernon has a marina near the town centre, which gives opportunities for holidays on the water.
River cruises are more and more popular.
From Vernon to Giverny on your own
Cross the bridge over the Seine (towards Beauvais) turn right on the D5 and go straight on for 5 km.
Parking is free in Giverny.
There is a large car park on the side of the D5, in front of the Fondation Claude Monet, and a smaller one just in front of the entrance door, in the village, rue Claude Monet.
You may also park in the car park of the Museum of Impressionisms in Giverny on the D5.
If you arrive by train
You may take a taxi, the bus shuttle or walk (1 hour-7km).
Several taxis are generally waiting at the train station. There is another taxi station on the place d'Evreux 200 metres away. Vernon to Giverny fare : around 20 euros.
Bus Shuttle VERNON <-> GIVERNY
From Spring to Autumn a bus shuttle links Vernon-Giverny train station and the central bus station in Giverny main parking lot.
Daily round trip fare 10 euros
Tickets sales on board vehicle with compulsory validation
To walk to GivernyGo down the Albufera street and cross the bridge over the Seine.
At the roundabout ignore the signs for Giverny which are meant for cars.
Go straight on, cross the first street "Route de Giverny" and take the pathway to your right just before the drugstore.
It follows the tracks of the ancient railroad. It enables you to walk to Giverny away from the traffic. (5 km). The path is almost flat.