It’s spring time and it is a perfect time to go to Monet Garden in Giverny, France. One of the most beautiful garden in France – I believe. For those who doesn’t know Monet, he was a french painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting. Most of his paintings are landscape painting, nature, and French countryside. I’m not really into art or painting until I saw Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings. Those are two painters that I love the most.
Monet was born in Paris. Then, he lived in Giverny since 1883, where he purchased a house and property and began a vast landscaping the garden including lily ponds that became his best-known artwork.
I was so lucky that I live only 50 minutes away from the garden, so I can easily drive or take the urban train. If you are coming from Paris, it’s actually super easy to go there, you can take an organised tour by minibus or take the train from Saint Lazare, Paris train station to Vernon train station, then you have a bus shuttle to bring you to Giverny. (Click here to book your train).
To avoid queuing to get the tickets, I suggest you to buy the ticket on-line, and arrive there around 10 am, otherwise it will get too crowded. The price is totally worth it, you can even get reduced ticket (for children / students) at 7.50€ , 6€ for disabled person, free of charge for children under 7 years old and 10.50€ for normal fares. You can visit the house and of course the garden.
Get your ticket here.
84 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny
Open Monday to Sunday from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Click here to get more information
What you need to bring:
- Bottle of water (because you will do lots of walking)
- Straw hat, hat or cap (during summer it can be very hot)
- Snacking (as the restaurants arround might get crowded or expensive during peak seasons)
- Camera or smartphone for sure.