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How to travel from paris to monet garden?Then st mont michel

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How to travel from paris to monet garden?Then st mont michel

Love to know the best ways to travel to monet garden from paris and hope to go to mont saint michel after visiting monet garden (not returning back to paris) thank you in advance

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The only effective way that you are going to do that is with a car.

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Do you know if we can get a taxi driver? How long it will take and around how much?

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From where to where ? For the entire trip ? It would cost you many hundreds of euros if you can find a taxi who would be willing to do such a long trip. Those sights aren't close together. You are talking of about 400 km from Paris to Giverny to the Mont Saint-Michel.

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You need to provide more info. Give your arrival and departure dates in Paris. Look at a map and you'll see it's a few hundred km between Giverny and MSM so a taxi will cost a few hundred euros. Anyway, you need to give more info to get the best response, which is likely that each of these places are separate trips departing from Paris. Go to the Paris forum and enter "mont saint michel" and "giverny" in the search box and you'll find the hundreds of threads which explain how to get from Paris to either Giverny or MSM.

Edited: 11 March 2018, 09:59
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Paris>Giverny>MSM>Paris is going to involve a minimum of 9 hours driving covering 730 km and requiring the payment of € 48 in tolls plus parking charges. You are going to need roughly a couple of hours to visit Monet's Garden at Giverny and four hours to visit MSM (including getting Le Passeur shuttle between the parking and the mount each way). so it is going to be a minimum 15 hour day.

The round trip drive is going to cost around € 1 per km during the working day and € 1,50 per km outside the working day, waiting time while you visit will cost another € 30 per hour, and the cost of tolls and parking has to be added to that.

Thus the taxi fare on a working day won't be less than € 370 for the drive there plus € 540 for the drive back, plus € 180 for waiting time plus, say, € 60 for tolls and parking charges - which I make a total of € 1150. It would be around € 200 more on a Sunday or holiday. In practice, I doubt whether any taxi driver would agree to take you, he (or she) would be even more tired than you would be.

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Aside from being tired, they would then have to drive all the way back home for free, so they'd be spending twice the time. You don't take taxis halfway across the country.

Ok, first, there is just a local train to Vernon which isn't far from Paris. From the train station, there is a bus or a short taxi ride to Monet's gardens.

Even getting to Mont St Michel from Paris is tricky as you have to take the train to perhaps Rennes and then a bus (or another short train from Rennes to Pontorson a bit closer, then a bus). From Vernon, it might be most efficient just to go back to Paris then do that, but that involves a lot of transfers, also (as the train to Rennes doesn't leave from the same station as the one from Vernon, it leaves from Montparnasse).

But if you don't want to do that, you'd take the train from Vernon north a bit to Rouen. From Rouen, you take the train to Caen then transfer to take the train to Pontorson. From there, it's a 20 minutes bus which runs hourly. It's do-able, just a few easy transfers, but will eat up about 7-8 hrs. So that may cost 50-100 euro total but sure a lot less than a taxi.

You might consider going to Monet's gardens, then staying overnight in Vernon or nearby and doing the 8 hr trip to Mont St Michel the next day. You obviously can't do both the same day. Actually, you might just take the train to Rouen for the night and get a head start on the trip, that might be the best idea. And then you could see Rouen a bit, actually, and have more hotel choice.

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Thank you for the wonderful information! I appreciate it!

Im planning to visit and tour a few cities around france after MSM hopefully visiting the south to the sea. Most likely by flight it seems.

Edited: 11 March 2018, 15:21
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Um, most likely you should be getting around France by train, not by plane. It depends on where you're coming from and going to it usually works out more efficiently to get around France by train. You gave no info about your overall plan (your arrival and departure dates in France, coming from where, going to where etc.) but you should probably get familiar with the train system in France/Europe. Go to seat61.com, which is an excellent resource on train travel in Europe. to take trains in France you can check schedules and prices and buy tickets at trainline.eu. You need to buy tickets for TGV and Intercités train 3 months in advance for the cheapest prices, though tickets through this summer may be on sale now or will be soon. The local TER trains have fixed fares and don't need to be bought in advance. To check flight prices check skyscanner.net. Remember trains get you from city center to city center with little/no security check points and no need for advanced check-in. Nor do you need to take transport to/from the airports (which are outside of the cities) to the city center. So while actual flight time may be less than train time you've got to factor in getting to/from airports, early arrival for check-in, security etc. and then baggage claim on arrival.

Of course if coming from Normandy or Brittany and going to the south of France, say Nice, then perhaps a flight may be faster/more efficient than train but not always.

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Something that has not been mentioned is what to do with your luggage. The Vernon station does not have luggage storage, so you will have to find a place to store your luggage while you are at Giverny.

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Thank you! Almost forgot about that. I think we will check into a hotel nearby or go back to paris

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