Situated on the Seine River between Paris and Rouen, you may find that you recognize the sights in quaint Vernon before you've even visited them. Many of the town's landmarks were the subjects of painting by famous artist Claude Monet who lived nearby.
Whether you choose to simply stroll the streets admiring medieval Vernon's historic timber-framed houses or you opt for a pilgrimage to see Monet's works at the Musee de Vernon, the town is sure to charm you. There are historic buildings and landmarks like the stunning Collegiate Church of Our Lady and the Archives Tower at nearly every turn. Foodies should factor in a stop at one of Vernon's restaurants for some authentic French cuisine and a glass of wine.