Amazing day!! This was by far the highlight of our trip. The train ride from Paris to Vernon was about 40 minutes. You ride through the countryside and pass the winding Seine River a few times. Dave was an awesome guide who entertained us with interesting and funny stories of Monet along the way on the train ride and through the town of Vernon. He made us feel like we stepped back into Monet's world.
We walked a short walk to pick up the bikes. The bikes are great and very easy to ride. You do not have to be an avid athlete to ride them.
We rode through the town a short way to the market. It was very nice full of fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, olives, and more. We split up to buy our lunches (and dessert :) and met back at the bikes to ride over to the picnic area along the Seine River. It's everything in the pictures but even more amazing in person.
After enjoying our lunch and some more stories about Monet we were fueled to ride to his gardens. We rode along the old railroad tracks (now paved) which was along side beautiful grape seed fields. The colors were magnificent. The ride is not a difficult one. You can go at your own pace and even stop to take photos.
We arrived in Giverny and had ample time to spend in Monet's beautiful gardens. It's like stepping into one of his paintings. You even get to walk through his home that is restored and looks exactly like it did in pictures from the past. It's truly a memorable experience.
I highly recommend this tour - I can't wait to so it again!
This was an awesome tour on the Eiffel Tower. Aaron was our guide and he was informative, interesting and funny. We learned so much about the Tower and the city that we viewed. We even were lucky enough to see a rainbow while standing in the Eiffel Tower! How awesome! Highly recommend for your visit.
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