Saturday Getaway: Monet's Gardens and Impressionism Museum, Giverny

  • October 15, 2011 · 8:00 AM
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*** UPDATE *** PLEASE READ ***

We do not have enough cars, actually I am the only driver left! So most of us will have to take the train, following the lead of Chantal who has kindly accepted to help us meet at Gare Saint Lazare.

NEW SCHEDULE TIME AND PLACE: meeting at 8:00am on top of the stairs from Cour de Rome at Gare Saint Lazare. Call Chantal at 06.70.07.87.57.

Train leaves at 8:20am from Paris Saint Lazare and arrives at 9:05am in Vernon (26 euros return ticket). You can book your ticket in advance here:

http://www.voyages-sncf.com/dynamic...

The bus from Vernon to Giverny is waiting for the train's arrival and costs 2 euros.

The evening train makes you come back to Paris at 6:40pm.

 

I am still going to go there by car and can pick up three people (or 4 tiny ones!), preferably living close to Porte de Saint Cloud or in the South West of Paris. Call me at[masked] to arrange for a meeting place. First called first served!

 

I forgot to say there is the Clark Collection to be seen at the museum until the end this month. Can't wait to see you all there!!!

 

 "It's maybe because of flowers I became a painter," said Claude Monet. He conceived both his flower garden and water garden as true works of art in his house in Giverny.

Let's check it out! A relax day walking in gardens and a village with a musing at Monet's creations, plus some time to chat.

- 8:00 am: Paris Gare Saint Lazare meeting point

- 10:00am or so: Monet's house and gardens

- Lunch at the restaurant "Les Nympheas" (of course!) across the street, sandwiches or "a la carte" hot dishes, as you'd like.

- 2pm or so: Museum of Impressionism, featuring Monet plus others including American impressionists.

- 3:30pm or so: depending on the weather, either a sunny "cultural discovery" walk in the village, or a rainy tea break!

- 5pm: time to say good-byes!

- 5:30pm: catching up the bus to the train station

- 6:40pm: back to our beloved Paris.


Cost: 14 euros for the entrance to the house, the gardens and the museum.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Del and Chantal for organising this day. I had a great day. Met some nice people and took some good pictures.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/po...­

    October 19, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    A really lovely group of people. It was nice to do something different and cultural.

    October 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Journée superbe, très bien organisée, beau temps, très beau lieu, jardins toujours en fleurs. C'était parfait!
    Chantal

    October 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    We did it) many thanks to Del and Chantal for this wonderful trip!
    Great and incredibly charming company!

    October 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun times today. Nice to meet new friends, and a lovely day.

    October 15, 2011

  • Del

    To all: Popeyee [masked]) and I [masked]) still have seats available in our cars, leaving from Paris West. Call one of us if you dont want to take the train!

    October 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it! will be at the train station 8 am but could not find the 6:40pm so leaving earlier. Thanks for the organization!

    October 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    What's not to like? My amazing brain is adored the world over :)
    Weather looks fabulous Saturday - all the grey & gloom supposed to clear up and be 17c and bright sun. A lovely day for a country outing!

    October 13, 2011

  • Del

    sorry to hear that Kerri! I hope the car bill won't be too high.
    Kevin, I like the way you think :) It seems I am the only one with a car, and it won't be enough for all! Let me check the train schedule again.

    October 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm thinking what M. is saying makes sense.
    Maybe we do train - bring thermos of cafe au lait or bloody marys and let's have a train party to start! :)

    S>

    October 12, 2011

  • Van

    Hi Kerri,

    If you are leaving at 11.30, I am more than happy to join you.

    October 12, 2011

  • Kerri

    Getting my car fixed this weekend hopefully so next weekend might be a possibility.

    October 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    That sucks Kerri! So are there enough cars for everyone or do we aim for the train?

    October 12, 2011

  • Kerri

    I crashed my car on Saturday :(((((((

    October 10, 2011

  • Del

    hi hi, I do hope the ones we are going to see are "real" Monet, otherwise we could sue the museum I guess :) Musee d'Orsay? Never heard of...

    Seriously, folks, who is willing to go with Kerri, leaving with her car from Paris at around 11:30am (Kerri let me know if I understood right)?

    October 10, 2011

  • phil

    Hello, To see real paintings of Monet in Paris, try
    http://www.marmottan.com/­
    http://www.musee-orsay.fr/­
    http://www.musee-orangerie.fr/­

    Have a good trip

    October 10, 2011

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