12 days in Paris & Giverny Itinerary

12 days in Paris & Giverny Itinerary

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12 days in Paris & Giverny Itinerary

Start: Paris
1
Paris
— 8 nights
train:  1​h
2
Giverny
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
End: Paris

8
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Visit Chateau de Fontainebleau and Montmartre for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Chartres Cathedral and Arc de Triomphe. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy), Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Belleau (in Belleau) and Uranoscope De l'Ile de France (in Gretz-Armainvilliers). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris travel planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Fontainebleau, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Belleau, Uranoscope De l'Ile de France, Chateau de Pierrefonds, Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

3
nights
Giverny

Giverny ©
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): tee off at Golf des Yvelines and then examine the collection at MUDO - Musee de l'Oise. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at La Manufacture Bohin, then admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des impressionnismes.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Giverny trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Paris to Giverny by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Giverny

Museums Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

La Chapelle, La Manufacture Bohin, Golf des Yvelines, MUDO - Musee de l'Oise
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La Manufacture Bohin ©
La Manufacture Bohin
MUDO - Musee de l'Oise ©
MUDO - Musee de l'Oise
Musee des impressionnismes ©
Musee des impressionnismes

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