We are coming to Paris next week (family of five, kids are ages 9,10 &12) for only 4 days for my 40th birthday, and on the day of my birthday I was thinking of going to Giverny to see Monet's house and gardens (I've been to Paris twice before but have not headed out for any day trips). I have read about trips where after visiting the gardens, people pick up a picnic, cycle somewhere pretty, etc which all sounds perfect but unfortunately I am the only person in my family who cannot bike ride! From what I have read so far it seems Giverney is a half day trip...is there a way you could suggest in which we could extend the day and get more out of it for a special birthday? We won't have a car but are happy to walk/take trains. Else we can come back to Paris of course and spend more time there.
Can more be spent just wandering around the village or should we venture on somewhere?