Follow the Paris film trail
Cruises on the Seine
Open Tour bus
tour of the Hôtel de Ville
Barge tours in France (click on
trips from Paris
Vaux le Vicomte
A tour of Notre Dame in Paris
the Palais Garnier Opéra
Château de Vincennes
Montmartre - Wine
Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins
(the tours are only in French, so I
have made an English version for you.)
Journées du Patrimoine-September
Paris Museum Pass
Museum and monument card
Elisabeth Louise Vigée-Le Brun -
Where to find her works. Click on the words Notice Abrégée
Gardens and Parks
Gardens and Parks in
Paris - visits
Monet Giverny/Museum of
Our train and
bike to tour to Giverny
with the Parisians in Paris
Parisians at work
Transport and entry
information to various attractions
skating (roller blading)
What's free in
le Marais websites
tourist office (good for free guide book, regional maps and info!)
day around Paris
Virtual audio tours of Paris
Free Paris guide book!
guide of Europe
and around Paris can take many forms:
A free Paris guidebook ("Paris for You") is
available from the Paris Tourist Office.
download it from the internet before you arrive or you can pick up a
copy at one of their tourist offices.
You can ride on a human transporter called a
can ride a bicycle, you can
inline-skate (roller blade) with thousands of skaters on a
Friday night, you can take a boat cruise, you can ride in a Citroën
2cv, you can travel by train,
you can take a walking tour,
Paris City Passport
(300 euros worth of discounts from the Paris Tourist Office)
Olivier Magny's international wine tasting events of
ÔChateau are now part of the Paris City Passport.
Paris in 1, 2 or 3
Using the train
SNCF/ Ter is the regional train system. I have provided
two website links when looking up information for the Day trips (French
English). If the English website is not fully functional, the French
site will fill in the missing links. My
Transilien page help you
Visit famous Paris sites with an audio download in English.
tourist office now makes it convenient to tour Paris's monuments get the
facts. The Notre-Dame tour is nine minutes and 52 seconds.
The other audio tours available are Saint Germain des Prés, Tour Eiffel, Arc de
Triomphe, le Louvre, Sacré Coeur and Beaubourg. Not just facts imagined
interviews take place with "personages" of the period.
Virtually visit the Hôtel de Ville
Walking by the Hôtel de Ville on your visits to Paris, you look up into the
windows and see chandeliers.
it virtually . The audio and visual tour is written in English and spoken in
French. It provides the history of the city and its architecture, its halls,
staircase; a fabulous presentation. Enjoy!
Seasonal tourist office
At the welcome
kiosks you will find a full range of Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau
leaflets, plus a brochure of summer events titled “J’aime l’été à Paris” (I
love summer in Paris) in French and English. In 2006 the kiosks supplied
194,000 tourists with information and assistance.
Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville (entry from rue de Rivoli)
July 2 to August 31, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Parvis de Notre-Dame
July 2 to August 31, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Place de la Bastille (facing the Opéra-Bastille)
July 2 to August 31, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES – CLEMENCEAU
Corner of avenue des Champs-Élysées and avenue Marigny
April 7 to October 20, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All tourist office locations
Meet the Parisians
Paris Tourist Office website:
"If you’re intrigued to learn more about these savoir faire and chat to
Parisians about their professional activities and discover their place of work,
then this programme of visits is for you.
"You will learn from
the Parisians themselves (among other things) the techniques of bookbinding,
picture framing, carving, and fine leather craft. You will also see the
professions of the furrier, bookseller, and jeweler. Bread making, chocolate
making and cheese maturing will no longer hold any secrets for you.
"You will also be able
to go behind the scenes at the theatre to see the hidden side of a show, and see
what goes on behind the scenes at a racecourse and an auction house and even
penetrate the basement of the Eiffel Tower...."
Find out "How and
when"; the specific dates or visits all year round.
arts and crafts, food, Behind the scenes, Paris Heliport, Arts and crafts, Food,
Behind the scenes (most of the visits for this category are in French):
How and when?
Visits at specific dates
Arts and crafts
Visits all year round
Arts and crafts
Et Voilà le
For more information, visit the Paris Tourist Office website.
guide is an excellent guide to Paris
restaurants, gourmet shops, cafés, and bars:
full list of museums accepting the Paris Museum Pass
Read about a tour of the
Palais Garnier Opéra
Palais Garnier Opéra website about their
the 5th, 6th or 7th category at the Palais Garnier and seats in the
7th and 8th category at the Opéra Bastille are only sold at the
the in the 9th category (standing) at the Opéra Bastille are only
sold at the opening of the doors about 1 1/2 hours before the
Notre-Dame viewed from René Vivian Square near Saint
Julian le Pauvre church
Jardin des Plantes - a dragon made from aluminum cans and
Jardin des Plantes the path that runs along side the zoo
Château de Vincennes
From the Paris
Reopening of the keep at the
Château de Vincennes
The keep at the Château de Vincennes reopened to visitors on May 17, 2007 after
being closed for eleven years for renovation work.
14th-century keep, which is the highest medieval structure in Europe, offers
an unusual view of Paris and the Bois de Vincennes. It dominates the
architectural complex of the castle, built between the 14th and 19th centuries.
The keep is one of the biggest and best-preserved examples of a royal residence
in the late Middle Ages.
The exterior and interior of this unique French historical landmark have been
substantially refurbished and repaired.
Archaeological digs carried out during the renovation demonstrate that the
structure, begun under Philippe VI of Valois and completed by his grandson
has come down to us without any major modifications.
innovation has been used to great effect in planning the new tour itinerary.
There is an
introductory video in the big hall (Salle du Conseil), while the first two
floors display the architecture and decoration of the keep the way the king
originally designed them.
A lectern in the
king’s bedroom holds Charles V manuscripts scanned by the Bibliothèque nationale
There is a virtual 3D
display of extant pieces of gold jewelry, including the famous scepter at the
The ground floor rooms host exhibitions on the keep’s most famous prisoners
(including Diderot and Sade).
For reasons of security, the upper sections of the keep are only accessible to
people on guided tours (groups of 19 people maximum).
CHÂTEAU DE VINCENNES
Avenue de Paris, 94300 Vincennes (Bois de Vincennes)
Metro: Chateau de Vincennes or RER Vincennes
Telephone 01 48 08 31 20
Open daily (except January 1, May 1, November 11 and December 25) 10 a.m. - 12
p.m. and 1 - 5 p.m. (September 1 - April 30); 10 a.m.-
12 p.m. and 1 - 6 p.m. (May 2 M- August 30)
Free entry for under-18s
Heritage workshops (half-day): 95 euros 01 43 65 29 82)
Note: The monument is not accessible to people with physical disabilities.
Guided tours are available for the partially sighted and the blind (heritage
workshop organiser) and the hearing impaired and deaf (sign language guide
Basilique Cathédrale de
go Basilica of St Denis- (the people at the hotel were horrified- said it is a
bad area) I have to state that it was a complete surprise, and I looked at my
watch and saw that I had spent 3 hours there- would definitely put it on the
list of things to see -- especially if anyone buys into the DaVinci code
nonsense- the Monrovian kings are all buried there- and the Arab market was very
interesting- of course one must be careful, but you have to be just as careful
in the Louvre ...." -- Christine (I concur -- it is worth
the visit! The tourist office is on the plaza and can answer all of your
"As early as the 5th century
AD, Francs aristocrats were buried in the basilica, Dagobert was the first
sovereign to be buried there in 639. Over the centuries the Saint-Denis basilica
became the "King’s Cemetery". In the 13th century the necropolis character of
Saint-Denis was reinforced by the introduction of sculpted tombs, their
magnificent style was to evolve over the centuries. Today, 43 kings, 32 queens
and 10 great servants of the kingdom of France repose in the basilica." from the
Centre des Monuments Nationaux
Basilica of Saint-Denis
1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur
Metro: line 13, Basilique de Saint-Denis (recommended)
Phone : 33 / (0)1 48 09 83 54
Map and practical information
April 1 to September 30 10 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.; Sunday noon to 6:15 p.m.
October 1 to March 31 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5:15 p.m.
ticket office closes 1/2 hour before closing.
Closed January 1, May 1, December 25 and during certain liturgical events (call
01 48 09 83 54 for more information)
Guided visits available in English, French, Spanish and Italian
Lasts 1 ½ hours; reservations suggested
Contact: 01 44 54 19 30 (Visites-Conférences)
Office de Tourisme de Saint-Denis Plaine Commune 01 55 87 08 70
Audio guide : English, French, German, Spanish, Italian (1 ¼ hours)
Cost: 4 euros; 6 euros for a couple ; 2 euros for groups of 20 or more
Film shown subtitled in English, Spanish and sign language
Paris Museum Pass
Paris Tourist Office
has an online boutique if you would like to buy your museum pass before you
Visit their website to find out the
options for obtaining
List of possible museums to visit in Paris with this pass
Vaux le Vicomte
Chateaubus shuttle , Melun station- Vaux le Vicomte, runs every week-end
and national holidays from April to October
Eva Longoria and Tony Parker were married there in 2007.
Things to do
children at the château.
Montmartre Wine Harvest (Fête des
Vendanges de Montmartre) is held the second weekend in October.
official website is in French, I have
translated the basic information in case you might want to catch up with the
The parade begins at 3
p.m. on Saturday from the metro Jules Joffrin and the city hall (Mairie)
for the 18th arrondissement.
Around 4 p.m. it will
pass by the metro Lamarck Caulaincourt heading toward the north of the Butte
(that is the hill of Montmartre).
Winding south of the
Butte, the parade will pass by the metro stop Abbesses around 5 p.m.
The festivities wind
up starting at 6 p.m. at the square of Montmartre with a musical evening.
2006 poster -
celebrating "la cuvée Michou 2005"
Paris Tourist Office
(Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau)
all over Paris
Ask for the free guidebook and map:
for you" and the "Paris for you map -- A"
What does the book contain?
Sightseeing and events, walks and a directory.
Sightseeing: "calendar of events, top 12 Parisian sights and the River
Walks: "Twelve (12) different atmospheres to discover Paris time after time,
area by area, as the mood takes you."
Directory: "Some 200 useful addresses, a metro map, information, hints and
advice -- all you need to enjoy a smooth stay in Paris".
The information centers
are located at popular tourist areas. The centers
provide a full range of services (hotel reservations, excursions, etc.
For more information:
Telephone: 01 49 52 53 68
92 68 30 00 (0,34 euros/minute)
Paris Tourist Offices:
Pyramides welcome centre
rue des Pyramides 75001
Auber (line A)
Metro : Pyramides (lines 7-14)
Everyday: from 9am to 7pm
0892 68 3000 (0,34 €/min)
Gare de Lyon welcome center
20, Boulevard Diderot
Open from Monday to Saturday (Closed on Sundays
and May 1)
08:00 – 18:00
Metro: Gare de Lyon (line 1-14) RER Gare de Lyon (line A-D)
Opéra – Grands Magasins welcome center
11, rue Scribe
Open from Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m, except Sunday, December 25,
January 1 and May 1
Metro: Opéra (line 3 - 7 -8) or Chaussée d'Antin
(line 7 - 9) RER Auber (line A)
Gare du Nord welcome center
18 rue de Dunkerque
Open 7 days a week 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. except
May 1 and December 25
Métro: Gare du Nord (lines 4 et 5) RER: Gare du Nord (lines B and D)
« Welcome kiosk » is located beneath the glass roof, in the Ile-de-France
zone - street level.
Gare du Nord serves travelers voyaging between England,
Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, northern France and Charles de Gaulle/Roissy
Office (Syndicat d’Initiative de Montmartre) welcome center
21 place du Tertre 75018
Open 7 days a week - 10:00 – 19:00 except May
Métro: Abbesses (line 12) or Anvers (line 2)
Espace du Tourisme d’Ile-de-France welcome center
Carrousel du Louvre
Place de la Pyramide Inversée
99, rue de Rivoli 75001
Open 7 days a week 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. except
December 25, January 1, May 1
Métro: Palais Royal/Musée du Louvre, (lines 1 and 7)
72, bd Rochechouart 75009
During the summer the Paris
Tourist Office has kiosks filled with everything: maps, guides, free
guide books of Paris, employees to answer questions, etc.
During the summer
months, you can find these kiosks at the following locations:
Bastille (Opera Bastille)
Hôtel de Ville
Place Colette (Palais Royal)
136-page guidebook, published in English and French, suggests 13
walks that will take you on a discovery tour of the city, its
different neighborhoods, at the pace of life of their inhabitants
(mythical Paris, trendy Paris, undiscovered Paris, etc.). And
whatever you may feel like doing – seeing a show,
shopping, relaxing, etc. -, you will get the most out of the French
capital with the 12 thematic sections that alternate with the walks.
Click on the corresponding link to download the walks or tips that
To view the map where
the tourist offices are
located, left click on the photo
Gare du Nord tourist office "welcome
Opéra - Grands Magasins welcome center
Gare de Lyon
Double decker on the Open Tour bus
If you decide to ride around on a
double-decker tour bus for a day or two, the
Open Tour bus
operates seven days a week, and stops at many of the regular bus stops and will
cost about 25 euros for one day or 28 euros for two days. It operates in cooperation
with the RATP (the Paris metro and bus system). If you have the Paris Visite,
check for discount voucher.
to for maps,
rates, times and information on this
on staying in Paris and playing with the buses, ask for the
GRAND PLAN DE PARIS
at any metro ticket counter. On one side is an invaluable bus map and on
the other, the metro map.
I have received good recommendations that
this is a great way to see Paris when your time is limited. You jump on
and off at will, a wait for the next bus is about 10 minutes maximum and
takes you to all of the highlights.
Gardens and Parks
de Paris provides lots of information on Paris parks and gardens in
French. Twice a year, the Mairie publishes a program of events. Scroll
page and click on the image
"Jardins et Nature à Paris" for the current edition.
Adobe version of their book "Jardins et Nature à Paris" for
the second half of 2007, go to their
will find information for guided visits broken down to by
arrondissements, dates and times and where to meet.
visits last two hours. You are advised to wear comfortable shoes. In
case of storms or snow, the visit will be cancelled. Certain visits are
limited to 30 visitors.
The visit costs 6 euros.
An example in the downloadable brochure would be:
Visit the gardens of the Champs-Élysées.
Sunday May 6 at 3 p.m.
Thursday June 7 at 2:30 p.m.
Meet: in front of the Theatre of the Rond-Pont (roundabout) on avenue
Franklin-D.-Roosevelt (métro Franklin-D.-Roosevelt).
End of the visit: rond-point des Champs-Élysées, at the corner of Avenue
Matignon (métro Franklin-D.-Roosevelt).
your French is limited, it is a fun way to see the gardens from a
their website for more on the
history of Paris parks in French.
The trip to Versailles
includes: round-trip transportation (including your metro to leave
Paris) and access to the Château (Grand Apartments -- free for those
under 18), the King's bedroom and the ladies' apartments (on the
weekend) with an audio guide, tour of the Dauphin and the Dauphine, the
Royal Chapel, Royal Opera, the domaine of Marie-Antoinette (free for
those under 18) and the Grand Trianon. On weekends during high season,
entry also includes the carriage museum and the Grandes Eaux Musicales
(the Dancing Waters spectacle).
Paris in 1, 2 or 3 days
Paris Tourist Office Website
suggestions. Click on "Trips & tours" and scroll down for their
"excursion ideas" . It lists the places to see which you can then find
on your hotel tourist map or look up on your Paris street book that I
recommend called "Paris
Pratique par arrondissement".
The site shows
a map with beginning and ending points and six themed itineraries:
essentials: Champs-Elysées to Montmartre
2. Paris and
its history: Bibliothéque de France to Arènes de Lutèce
urban energy: le Marais to butte Montmartre
4. Paris and
romance: Place des Abbesses to Place des Vosges
5. A different
Paris: La Villette to Grande Bibliothèque
Paris: Montmartre to Montparnasse
For those of you interested in learning
more about the
area, including the Bastille, le Marais à Paris offers quizzes,
information on nightlife, bio, boutiques, decorations for the home, etc.
One of its many features is under "Société"/"Recettes
des chefs du Marais". Here you will find a recipe proposed by each chef
at chosen restaurants.
The quiz under "Rues du Marais" asks a
question and you click on the response.
For example: Click on "Place de la
Bastille" on their index page. The page includes history, important
events and then the "Quizz de la Bastille".
This site was recommended by Michaela
Another interesting Marais website
available in English, French is
Paris le Marais. For a 10% discount at la Vaissellerie.
link “To buy”/Products.
Scroll down to
“Home accessories” and click on “La Vaissellerie”.
Click on "Print It".
Their website also provides information on the history
and architecture, places to visit, walks, entertainment, hotels,
Notre Dame in Paris
Notre-Dame de Paris
for any changes (look at Site Plan).
Wednesday and Thursday 12 noon, Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
For information call 01 42 34 56 10.
Cruises on the Seine
Vedettes du Pont Neuf boat cruise
Go to their website and
print out the "internet coupon".
As a comparison with Batobus, Vedettes du Pont Neuf
offers a one-hour commentary, no stops. It is more intimate than the
March to October: 10 a.m. 10:30 p.m.
November to February (weekdays): 10:30
a.m. to 10 p.m.
November to February (Saturday, Sunday):
10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
For adults: 10 euros
Children under 12: 5 euros
If you go to the
Pont Neuf website they have an
internet discount of 2 euros off the entry price. Their website is in English.
Telephone: 01 46 33 98 38
(ask concierge to confirm times during low season)
Vedettes de Paris
Daily, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (weekdays) and 10
a.m. to 11 p.m. (weekends) Departures every 30 minutes (Easter to
Daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (weekdays) and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
(weekends) Departures every hour (November to Easter)
Adults: 9 euros (log onto their website and print out the
coupon for an "internet discount" of 2 euros. 4 euros for children 4-12;
free for four and under.
Leaves from the Eiffel Tower
"Sightseeing cruise on the Seine, with running
commentary, to take you past the most prestigious monuments in Paris.
Boarding takes place at the foot of the Eiffel Tower." The web site
is in English.
Telephone: 01 47 05 71 29 (ask concierge to confirm times
during low season)
Gourmet boat cruise with
Capitaine Fracasse -- The site is available in English. If you wish
to sit in the bay window area in front of the boat, an 10 euros
supplement is charged.
area is non-smoking; while the exterior upper deck allows smoking.
website for the
timetable since the hours change for June, July and December.
The have three
menus from which to choose and a birthday special.
floor is the activity level for temporary exhibitions.
If you are
under 25, you can climb 700 steps (first and second levels) for 3 euros;
over 25 the cost to climb is 3,80 euros.
sparkles every night for 10 minutes on the hour from twilight to 1 a.m.
first and second levels are accessible to those in wheel chairs.
List of improvements necessary in order to provide
disabled access :
.Direct access at each pillar, avoiding the steps and turnstiles
.Large capacity elevators accommodating wheel chairs
.Accessible entrances to the different services (snack bars, boutiques,
.Handicapped toilet facilities on the ground floor (behind the East
pillar) and on the 1st and 2nd floors
· Windows added to railings so that disabled persons could look out at
the panorama of the city
Special entrance fees :
Disabled visitors to the Tower can take advantage of a reduced rate as
well as the person accompanying them (recommended for those with extreme
mobility problems) upon presentation of their official handicapped
from the Eiffel Tower website
More general handicap accessibility information
Monet - Giverny
Can you please tell me if Monet's home in Giverny would be open on Bastille
Day 14th July. Merci Lyndall
Yes, it is open. Here is the website address to check out everything.
They have an English version.
They are open:
Open from April 1 to October 31. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last entry is at 5:30 p.m.
my train and bike journey to Giverny.
Monet' Gardens information from their website:
By train : Paris-Vernon (departure Paris - Gare St
Lazare), getting off at Gare de Vernon (Hint: you may also put in the
closest bus or metro station as your departure station)
Timetable for trains
Local bus service between Vernon station (Gare de Vernon) and Giverny (5
Line 240 - Vernon <> Giverny
From Vernon train station several means of transport exist :
Bus (line 240 - Vernon <> Giverny)
Local bus service, leaving Vernon train station about 15 minutes after the
arrival of train from Paris.
Taxis, Bike rental, Car rental
And, for the more energetic, walking-taking into account a distance of 5 kms
between Vernon station and the Claude Monet Foundation.
Over a century ago, a colony of American impressionist artists
settled in Giverny near the house of Claude Monet. Following their footsteps,
the Musée d’Art Américain Giverny invites you to discover American art from 1750
to nowadays, with new exhibitions every year.
Musée d’Art Américain
"Over a century ago, a colony of American impressionist artists settled in
Giverny near the house of Claude Monet. Following their footsteps, the Musée
d’Art Américain Giverny invites you to discover American art from 1750 to
nowadays, with new exhibitions every year.
Designed by French architect Philippe Robert, the building is
closely linked to Giverny’s essential features—its light and landscape. He
created a space at a crossroad between art and nature, in which the
impressionist collection is perfectly integrated into the surrounding landscape.
The sober white museum building, set in a natural hollow, extends horizontally
and nestles into vegetation that half-conceals it. Alarge, light entrance hall
welcomes visitors, and the three exhibition galleries are spread over several
levels following the slope of the hillside. The lowest level houses a small
exhibition space and a spacious auditorium equipped for lectures, films and
concerts. The architecture is in perfect harmony with its site.
The Musée d’Art Américain Giverny was initiated by Daniel J. Terra (1911-1996).
After graduating in chemical engineering, this son of Italian immigrants
promoted a quick ink drying process and founded Lawter Chemicals in 1940. The
company’s rapid growth and his successful investments soon enabled him to begin
collecting art, initially eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British landscapes,
and later exclusively American art from the colonial period to the 1950s.
Daniel Terra’s collection is as much the fruit of his passion as his fervent
desire to promote American art in the United States and abroad, a task he
devoted himself to after 1980, when he was appointed « United States
Ambassador-at-Large for Cultural Affairs .» For the future of his collection, he
founded in 1978 the Terra Foundation for the Arts (today Terra Foundation for
American Art). His first museum in Evanston, Illinois, inaugurated in 1980, was
replaced by two museums, the Terra Museum of American Art in Chicago in 1987
(now closed) and the Musée d’Art Américain Giverny in 1992." --Musée d’Art
Américain Giverny website
d’Art Américain Giverny
99, rue Claude Monet
27620 Giverny, France
Ph. : 33 (0) 2 32 51 94 65
Fax : 33 (0) 2 32 51 94 67
Open from April 1 to October 31
Open daily, except on Mondays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free admission on the first Sunday of the month
Under 12 years old: free admission
Reduced admission from July 10 to 14, 2007
Audio guides in French and English are available to the museum's
They consist of commentaries of over 20 works exhibited in the galleries as well
as a presentation of the museum gardens. Audio guide rental: 1.50 euros.
Terra Café, Restaurant of the Museum
Everyday except Mondays, from 10 am to 6 pm
Breakfast until 11.30 am
Lunch from 11.30 am to 3 pm
Salon de thé the afternoon
Ph.: 33 (0)2 32 51 94 61
By road, the museum is located within less than an hour from Paris
- via the A13 highway (access through the Porte de Saint-Cloud), exit n°14, in
the direction of Vernon and Giverny.
- via the A14 highway (access through the Porte Maillot and the Défense) which
joins the A13 highway, in the direction of Vernon and Giverny.
- via the A86/A15/N14 highway (access through the Porte de la Chapelle), in the
direction of Vernon and Giverny.
By train, Paris/Saint-Lazare station, Rouen line, get off at Gare de
you may also put in the closest bus or metro station as your departure station)
Buses, taxis or bike rentals at the station.
To get the schedule of trains, SNCF
Ph. : 33 (0)2 32 54 57 78
between Vernon and Giverny.
Giverny-Vernon bus timetable
What to do
and to see with children near Giverny
This website provides information about a little old train in the Eure Valley,
the Market of Vernon , The gargoyles of Notre-Dame de Vernon ,Vernon-Beach and
suggests renting a bike.
Here are their suggestions
for renting a bike
You may rent a bike at :
The two coffee shops in front of Vernon's train station :
- "Bar-Restaurant du Chemin de Fer" 1 place de la Gare, Vernon
+33 232 21 16 01
Fare 12 euros/day. Caution : identity card.
- Café "Les Amis de Monet" place de la Gare ,Vernon
+33 232 51 55 16
A cycles shop in Vernon hires bikes :
- Cyclo News - 7 cours du marché aux chevaux - Vernon (near the hospital 800 m
from the station) tel (0) 2 32 21 24 08
Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 8:30 to 19:30
Fare : 12.20 euros/ person a day, 7.62 euros half a day + guarantee 150 euros.
Reduced fares for 3 bikes or more : 7,62 euros / person a day.
To cycle to Giverny
Ride down the Albufera street and cross the bridge over the Seine.
roundabout ignore the signs for Giverny which are meant for cars.
on, and take the first street to your right, then the first street to your left.
A large pathway for bikes and pedestrians opens a few metres away
on your right.
It follows the tracks of the ancient railroad.
It enables you to ride or walk to Giverny away from the traffic.
(5 km) The path is almost flat.
Jean Monet on his Horse Tricycle
Claude Monet 1872
Floral (blooming season)
Website for Vernon
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