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Top Choice Museum in Giverny

Maison et Jardins de Claude Monet

Monet’s home for the last 43 years of his life is now a delightful house-museum. His pastel-pink house and Water Lily studio stand on the periphery of the Clos Normand, with its symmetrically laid-out gardens bursti…
Top Choice Chateau in Les Andelys

Château Gaillard

Under Richard the Lionheart's command, Château Gaillard was built with unbelievable dispatch between 1196 and 1198, securing the western border of English territory until Henry IV ordered its destruction in 1603 (it…
Top Choice Modern French in Giverny

Le Jardin des Plumes

This gorgeous sky-blue-trimmed property’s airy white dining room is a handsome stage for chef Eric Guerin’s exquisite and inventive Michelin-starred cuisine, which justifies the trip from Paris alone.There are also …
Gallery in Giverny

Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny

About 100m northwest of the Maison et Jardins de Claude Monet is the Giverny Museum of Impressionisms. It was set up in partnership with the Musée d’Orsay, among other institutions, and the pluralised name reinforce…
Church in Giverny

L'église Ste-Radegonde

Dedicated to St Radegund, this church was originally built in the 11th and 12th centuries, expanded in the 15th century and then greatly restored between 2008 and 2010. The church is most noteworthy for being the re…
Lebanese in Les Andelys

Les Saveurs du Liban

This Lebanese restaurant whips up tasty hummus, falafel plates, kafta (minced meat kebabs) and moussaka (grilled aubergines, tomatoes and chickpeas) and other delectable flavours of the Levant. To sample the works, …
Cafe in Giverny

La Capucine Giverny

This colourful cafe-restaurant at the heart of Giverny is an excellent pit stop for refreshment and a bite to eat or a beer, either inside or in the garden. The menu runs to reasonably simple fare: sandwiches, quich…
Gastronomy in Les Andelys

Restaurant de la Chaîne d’Or

This classy, traditional and romantic French restaurant is one of the best for miles around. Specialities include risotto with scallops, and heart of braised veal with polenta. For dessert, end with local favourite …
French in Les Andelys

La Crêpière

This homely and family-run restaurant in Petit Andelys is open even in the low, cold season, serving tasty and wholesome crêpes. There's also galettes on the menu and omelettes (served with chips or salad) as well a…
Sculpture in Giverny

Bust of Claude Monet

Fans of the artist may want to visit this bust of Monet, sculpted by Daniel Goupil and gazing out over the fields.