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May 17, 2010 09:45 AM

Anything to eat in Giverny or should we take a picnic?

Going to Giverny tomorrow for the day and return for music in the evening in Paris. Any place worth eating at in Giverny or should we bring a picnic? I did a search on "Giverny" and found next to nothing. Please advise.

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  1. I was in Giverny about 2 years ago, they had a small store to purchase Ice Cream (delicious) and beautiful French Country linens. Check the American Museum located nearby to Monet's home. They might have a dining area. FYI, I am not sure how you are getting there, but be wary if you dont do a tour. We did it on our own, and had a very hard time getting a taxi back to the train station to make the last train. Have a great time, it was one of the highlights of my trip.

    1. There are about a half dozen restaurants in Vernon around the train station. Also a couple of traiteurs for a pique nique.

      You didn't find any listings for Giverny because it isn't really a town. Vernon is the town.

      1. The short answer is - take a picnic, find a high ridge on the left or right bank with a view of the river and trees and enjoy.
        But since Colette makes me drive out there periodically, I've tried all of them.
        The best of the lot, is, as Menton says, in town, Les Fleurs, but I wouldn't count on a Paris level meal, sorry.

        1. We have train tickets to Vernon and plan to connect with the local listed on the train schedule. We have a cold chicken, tabouli , bread, some almond croissants from Stoyers and a nice red available in the apartment and will pack them up. Thank you all!