End of Summer Days | Giverny


Paris has enjoyed a bit of an Indian Summer these past few weeks and many have sought out some of the beautiful gardens and outdoor attractions to catch some of those warm sun rays before the temperatures drop. I was invited on a delightful day trip to Giverny a few weeks ago and thought I would share some photos and recommendations for any future trips.

While we drove from Paris, Giverny is accessible by train from Gare St. Lazare to Vernon and then there are busses and even bike tours that depart from the sleepy town to Monet’s gardens.

Once inside, the gardens are divided into two sections: Le Clos Normand and The Water Garden. Le Clos Normand is made up of the vase aisles of flowers in front of the house where Monet and his family settled in 1883.

Crossing through and underpass you enter The Water Garden where you will find the pond, lily pads and bridges that make up some of Monet’s most famous works. This part of the gardens were purchased by Monet ten years after his arrival in Giverny.

The garden is only open for 7 months out of the year and during this time about 500 000 visitors will wind their way through the flowering paths. Even in September our visit was packed with tourists and locals alike trying to prolong the summer days.

Fondation Claude Monet
rue Claude Monet 27620 Giverny
Open daily  from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm, l
ast entrance at 5.30 pm
From April 1st to November 1st.

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