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visiting Monet's garden with mobility problems

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visiting Monet's garden with mobility problems

I hope to visit Monet's garden with my elderly mother who can't walk long distances. The shore excursion from our cruise ship states a ' long walk from the coach park to the entrance and back. can anyone advise how far this is or if a local taxi service exists that would transport us or any other suggestions?

Thank you in anticipation.

Val

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21. Re: visiting Monet's garden with mobility problems

Sorry I forgot to mention the underpass with steps!

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22. Re: visiting Monet's garden with mobility problems

Sorry I forgot to mention the underpass with steps which takes you to the lily ponds.

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23. Re: visiting Monet's garden with mobility problems

There is a way to avoid the steps... here's a link to Google Streeview... http://g.co/maps/z9r4b The door is to the right marked with a wheelchair. If you swing the view to the left you'll see the gate you must use to come from the house and upper garden. No doubt you must alert the staff first to be able to

use this.

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24. Re: visiting Monet's garden with mobility problems

I am sure the OP has now visted Monet's Garden, but I also have limited mobility and visited them last year. First of all, we had a very reduced rate to enter the gardens due to my disbility, but this is normal at most attractions throughout Europe.

I managed to see quite a lot of the gardens, but didn't go to the lily pond, but my parner went and took some lovely photos to show me. At the time I didn't think to ask, but many museums have wheelchairs to borrow for the visit.

Yes, the stairs inside the house are quite narrow and steep, although one of the guardians said I could go up another staircase which was a bit easier.

We went in springtime, in April and it was beautiful. Well worth the effort and I would love to visit again.

Regarding wheelchairs on cruise ships, they are definately allowed. However, it depends on how many wheelchair passengers they have on board as to the amount you can use them. I have taken one a couple of times when I have only been able to use them for shore trips, but that was OK as I don't rely on it full time. Yes, they can be borrowed FOC from Pharmacy in France as I had one last year in Provence, but may not be convenient for excursions from a cruise ship.

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25. Re: visiting Monet's garden with mobility problems

Has anyone taken the train from paris to Vernon, the station for Giverny, using a motorized wheelchair? We have not used trains in France, but in Italy they have a service for disabled wheelchair users which works so well. I can't find much info on services for disabled in France.

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26. Re: visiting Monet's garden with mobility problems

France is quite disabled friendly and I am sure they have facilities to take the wheelchair on the trains. You can definitely take them on the Eurostar to France. Have you checked the SNCF website?

It may be worthwhile also posting your question in the Travelling with Disabilities Forum.

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