Monet in the rain

While my belle famille was in Paris this past summer, we took a little day trip to Giverny and Monet’s famous house and gardens.

We planned the trip in advance (bought the train tickets to Vernon and the museum/house tickets online), and much to our disappointment, it rained all day.

We arrived at Vernon around noon, so we decided to find something for lunch before we took the short busride to Giverny. Well, Vernon doesn’t really offer a whole lot of options. We ended up at a pizza place that wasn’t fantastic, but did the trick.

The buses to Giverny are just outside the train station and you pay the driver directly (no need to plan this part in advance!). Once you get to Giverny, you have a little walk through the village before you actually arrive at the entrance to Monet’s estate. It was super cute even in the rain!

When we were there at the end of June, everything was green and in bloom. Gorgeous!





It honestly feels like you’re walking through his paintings!


Inside his house you’ll see his collection of Japanese paintings and a few of this own. Plus there are really great views of the garden.


It’s a super easy day trip from Paris and June is a wonderful time to go to see the flowers in bloom. Make sure to bring an umbrella though!


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