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Our Lady Collegiate church in Vernon
A whole site dedicated to this monumeent (in English)
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Vernon half-timbered houses
A whole site about our numerous old houses (In French only, sorry !)
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The Old Mill in Vernon
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Monet's house and garden at Giverny
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The XIIth c. castle keep in Vernon
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Visits, indeed, but there are so many other things to do in Vernon
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Walking and cycling around Vernon
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Museums in Vernon (paintings by Monet) and Giverny
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A walk in the streets of Giverny
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The water lily pond at Giverny
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Tourelles castle in Vernon
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Coming to  Giverny :
train, car, bus, bike...

Coming to Vernon

By car

Paris -Vernon

Drive 55 km on A13 motorway (direction Rouen) as far as Exit 14 (Bonnières - Vernon). Vernon is 12 km away. You can also take Exit 16 (Douains - Vernon) Vernon is 5 km away.

After A13, follow the Vernon signs.

A13 is free as far as Mantes. If you wish to avoid the 2.70€ toll, leave the motorway in Mantes, (exit 13 - green signs for Vernon) towards N13 to Vernon via Rosny, Rolleboise and Bonnières  and there D6015 to Vernon (24 km from Exit 13). No toll, indeed, but about 20-30 minutes longer.

Rouen -Vernon
Drive 50 km along A13 motorway as far as Exit 16 (Douains - Vernon).  Vernon is 5 km away. Follow the Vernon signs. 

Northern France, Beauvais - Vernon

In Beauvais, take D931 towards Gournay en Bray / Rouen. Once out of Beauvais, bear left onto D981 towards Auneuil, Gisors et Vernon. (70km) (From Gisors onward, the road is called D181)

Orléans, Chartres, Dreux - Vernon

From Dreux, two routes are possible :

The simplest, but the longest : take N12 towards Nonancourt / Verneuil. On the Nonancourt bypass take N154 as far as Evreux. Then see below. (Total :70 km)

The shortest but on small roads:
In Dreux look for D928 to Anet. (It is not always easy to find this road in Dreux.) 3 or 4 kilometres after Anet, turn left onto D16 (later called D836) to La Chaussée d'Ivry, Bueil and Pacy sur Eure (careful! when arriving in Bueil the road turns sharp right under the railway bridge.) In Pacy, take D181 to Vernon.
(Total : 52km)

Evreux - Vernon
Take N13 towards Pacy / Mantes / Paris (but Vernon is also signposted). In Pacy , take D181 to Vernon.
(Total : 30 km)

By train

Vernon is located on the Paris / Rouen / Le Havre railway line and the station in Paris is Saint Lazare station. The journey takes 45 minutes with the fastest trains.

If you go to Saint Lazare station with the Underground (le Métro), look for the 'SNCF - Grandes lignes' exit. Ticket ofices (Grandes Lignes)  are  located on the right side of the station and trains for Rouen also leave from the right side of the station. One the of the trains that visitors to Giverny use most  leaves Paris - Saint Lazare station at 8h20 and arrives in Vernon at 19h07.  Another good train leaves at 12h20, arriving at 13h06.

On the way back, most people ldeave at  7h51 in Vernon, arriving in Paris  at 18h40)

You are advised to check the exact time with the Railway Company (SNCF). Some trains run on different schedules on week-days and week-ends. In addition, the Railway Company ( SNCF) traditionally changes some train hours in early July. 

Download here   the Paris - Vernon and Vernon- Paris timetable (until July 1st, 2013).


From Vernon to Giverny
Giverny is four kilometers away.

By car

In Vernon, look for signs for Beauvais / Gisors / Giverny : you will cross the river Seine. At the roundabout at the end of the bridge, turn right (signs for Giverny) and drive straight on for 3 km.

In Giverny, more signs will direct you to the mandatory (but free!) car parks, located within  short walking distance of the museums.


By foot or bicycle

From the station, go straight on, along the railway line, past the Shuttle bus. The street then turns left and continues straight down to the river bridge, passing in front of the post office and through the city centre. ( Bikes  will use the  cycle lane)

At the roundabout on the other side of the bridge, do not follow the white car signs for Giverny on the right, but walk / ride straight on following the brown-coloured signs showing "Musées de Giverny" with drawings of a pedestrian and of a cyclist. Walk / ride past the next street and turn right into 'Voie Touflet'. (Brown-coloured sign again). Do not hesitate to take it even if the first 100 metres look more like a cark park than a way for pedestrians and bicycles! You will  then have a nice walk or ride to Giverny.

When arriving in Giverny, cyclists and pedestrians can bear left to go through the village to the museums at he other end. However, pedestrians ( only) can also bear right, cross the main road and find a pleasant path 30 / 40 metres farther on, that will lead them to the Giverny car parks, i.e.100m from the museums , without going through the village.


Bicycle hire :
The café located just opposite the station  rents bicycles.

Bus shuttle

A bus service to and from Giverny runs  every day  the Giverny museums are open.

Departure from of the station (30 m away, along the railway line) The shuttle also stops in the city centre ( Place de Paris) and arrives in the main car park in Giverny (The return bus to Vernon leaves from there too.) The journey takes 15 minutes.

On the way back, the 'Place de Paris' stop in Vernon centre is 500 m away from the station and enables you to have a look at the Collegiate church and the 'Old Vernon' or to do some shopping before catching a train somewhat later. 

The return ticket costs  8 € and is valid for a whole day: this allows, why not, to come back for lunch in Vernon and return to Giverny in the afternoon.

* Trains from Paris arrive at 9h11, 11h11, 13h11 and the shuttle leaves about 12 / 13 minutes later.

* On the way back, buses leaves Giverny at 16h15, 17h15, 17h55 (weekdays) ,18h00 (weeks-ends)r18h15 (18h35 on Saturdays) and 19h15 ( weekdays) , 19h20 (week-ends) for the 19h49 train. It is advised to ask the bus driver about the return hour. Accurate information is available from the Information Office in Giverny (Maison du Tourisme, at the back of 'Capucine' yard, rue Claude Monet)  or from the Tourist Office in Vernon.

The Railway Company traditionally changes the train time-tables in early July. The shuttle adapts to the new hours.


With a taxi

Taxis are generally available outside the station (or near the Post office : see above 'by foot or bicycle'). The fare is 12 to 13€. However, there is no taxi stand in Giverny : to come back to Vernon, you must phone to call one from Vernon. The Information Office in Giverny (Maison du Tourisme, located at the back of ' Capucine' yard) can give you phone numbers.