From what age is the tour recommended?
This tour focus on the personnality of Monet and his passion for flowers. The tour can easily be followed by children from 6 years old.
How can we go to Giverny?
Giverny is a small town of Normandy accessible from the railway station of a bigger town nearby: Vernon. A regular service of bus connects Vernon and
Giverny. It is possible to meet me at the train station of Vernon-Giverny. Otherwise I can pick you up anywhere
in Paris to help you get tickets and accompany you in public transports or book the services of a private driver for you.
How long is the tour?
The tour itself lasts 2.5 hours, including the visit of Monet's house (10 to 30 minutes). But from the train station, you need to count the time for the bus. If you
meet me at the railway station, count 3 hours. Don't forget to calculate your return: the total trip from Paris takes about 5 to 6 hours.
With the service of a driver, Giverny is a 5 hours trip. This tour can be combined with another visit of the west of Paris (Versailles, Saint-Germain-en-Laye) if you prefer
to spend a full day out of the capital..
Is there a day we cannot visit the gardens? When is the best time to see the water lilies?
The gardens are open every day from the end of March to the end of October. During this period, the garden is always worthy to see, thanks to the impressive work of
the gardeners and a precise flowering calendar. The water lilies are visible from June to September, sometimes until October.
When is the best time to avoid the crowd?
Unfortunately, Monet's gardens in Giverny is a touristic site opened only during the busy season. Though the beginning (April) and the end of this season (October)
are fine. However and due to the distance to Paris, the site is never a nightmare.
Is this visit wheelchair accesible ?
The entire gardens are wheelchair accessible. Considering Monet's house, there are steps you can't avoid.
If your disability allow you to walk few steps, you'll be able to see it.
Good to know
The service of transports is good to Vernon and Giverny. There are many restaurants in Giverny and also art shops, galleries, and a museum. You can plan to spend
your whole day in Giverny if you want.
A hat is always a good idea in summer.