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Giverny is a small village and there will be very little need for you to even get your car while you are there let alone find the need for other forms of transport. You can easily explore the village and its numerous sites on foot, taking a relaxing wander through the streets to reach your destination. The village is surrounded by some beautiful countryside and forests that can be enjoyed a number of ways. Walking or cycling are the most popular options but you could always try a pony-trekking or canoeing if you fancy something a bit different. The local town of Vernon, which is only 4km away, has a company that you can hire bikes from, and as there are some wonderful country paths through the forests that can only be accessed this way or on foot, you may choosse to rent them for a day just to explore. There are a number of ways to explore the surrounding areas if you prefer not to use your own car. A local bus service runs between the towns but make sure you check the frequency of the service for your return journey.
For reference, there is no train station in Giverny, the closest is in Vernon.
Read more on this destination in the AA Keyguide to Normandy.
Ways to get around in Giverny
Bicycle: In the town of Vernon, you can hire bikes from the train station or from a bike shop called Cyclo News which is near the hospital.
Bus: There is a bus service that runs in Giverny, but be sure to check the frequency and some routes only run through peak season - spring to autumn.
Taxi: There is not a regular taxi available in Giverny but there is a rank at the train station in Vernon.
Horse riding: There are a few places that you can go to for horse riding around the area, and for a real treat you may find a horse-drawn carriage tour.
Canoe or Kayak: At certain sites along the River Seine you can find companies that hire out canoes and/or Kayaks that you can take to enjoy a different view of the countryside from the waters edge.