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This three day suggested itinerary aims to give you an idea of how to best plan your time during any short break in Giverny. Not only does it detail the most popular tourist attractions but also offers suggestions of where are the best places to eat for lunch and dinner, along with where to head for some evening entertainment. Of course this is only a suggestion as you can choose to mix and match in anyway that suits your desired break. There are, of course, other places that are not mentioned that you may wish to visit or you may stumble upon another restaurant that takes your fancy. No matter how you decide to spend your time in Giverny and the surrounding areas, you are sure to have an enjoyable time.
Read more on this destination in the AA Key Guide to Normandy.
Suggested Giverny itinerary
Morning: On your fist morning in Giverny you will be excited to visit the most popular location in the area, the Maison de Claude Monet.
Lunch: There is a lovely place for lunch called the Terra Café which is attached to the Museum.
Afternoon: Staying in the village for the afternoon, once you have finished lunch take a look around the Musee d'Art American, which has great exhibitions of art on display. You can then take a wander to the Church in Giverny that has close ties with the Monet family.
Dinner: Enjoy your dinner at Les Jardins de Giverny with some tasty dishes served in a very traditional way at a beautiful location.
Evening: If you want something to do once the sun set head out of town to Jouy-sur-Eure to join in at La Guinguette for a spot of ballroom dancing. If you book ahead you could eat there too.
Morning:Travel north to enjoy the market town of Ecouis and visit the magnificent church there.
Lunch: There are many places to stop and have a picnic through the countryside with some fantastic views, or you choose one of the quaint little cafes or pizzerias in Les Andelys, the next stop on your journey.
Afternoon: Spend the afternoon enjoying exploring the small town of Les Andelys and Chateau Gaillard that was once a virtually impregnable fortress.
Dinner: Head back to Giverny for dinner and dine at Restaurant Baudy probably the most recognised restaurant in Giverny.
Evening: You may decide to take you time over your meal and find that fills your evening after a busy day sightseeing. If however, you decide to move onto another venue, you could head into Vernon to go to the cinema or if you could have sourced tickets to attend a performance at the Theatre.
Morning: The last day of your short break will be spent in the sister town of Vernon. Initially you will find the Old Mill on route to the town and itself and then when you arrive you should head to the Chateau des Tourelles or Chateau et Parc de Bizy just on the outskirts.
Lunch: For lunch you could grab a table at La Halle aux Grains that offers a full menu of traditional dishes and pizzas, and if the weather is nice you can take advantage of the shady terrace.
Afternoon: After lunch you should go to the Musee Alphonse-Georges Poulain and then enjoy a wander around the boutiques and antique shops.
Dinner: Dine at Les Fleurs, a half-timbered house, where the attention to detail in the kitchen is matched by the service and presentation.
Evening: Vernon has a pleasant social evening scene with a few bars that are open into the early hours that serve a nice selection of beers and cocktails. You may even be spoilt with some live entertainment.