A visit to the Fondation Claude Monet, featuring the famed painter's house and gardens, makes for an ideal and convenient day trip from Paris. Be aware however that the Foundation (including the gardens) are closed between November and the end of March.
Getting There, Location and Contact Information
The Fondation Claude Monet is located 88km/56mi from Paris, and is accessible by train and shuttle or by car.
To visit from Paris by train, get to the Gare St-Lazare train station (metro lines 3, 12, 13, 14) and take the "SNCF" regional train to the Vernon station. A shuttle regularly transports tourists from Vernon to Giverny; you can also take bus #240 to the house and gardens, or take a taxi.
84 rue Claude Monet
Tel : +33 (0)2 32 51 28 21
Visit the official website
Accessibility information: The gardens are accessible to disabled visitors through the group entrance. Unfortunately, most parts of the house are not accessible at this time. For more information and to make special arrangements, call the museum at the above-listed number.
Opening Times and Tickets
The Foundation is open from April 1st through November 1st, including bank holidays, from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm (ticket office closes at 5:30pm).
Tickets: Check current admission prices here. Admission is free for children under the age of 7.
Eating and Drinking Around the Gardens: The restaurant "Les Nympheas" is located across the street from the Fondation Claude Monet (at 109 rue Claude Monet), serving hot and cold dishes, snacks, and a daily fixed-price menu.
Tel: +33 (0)2 32 21 20 31