Getting to Champagne Region and Reims
Hopefully I have found a website that can help me....I have been trying to find a way to get from Giverny (Monets garden) to Beauvais Airport to catch a flight. Can we be picked up anywhere near this area, or do we have to travel BACK TO PARIS ...Hopefully you can advise us correctly, I am so glad I found this website. Please advise cheapest way for my friend and I.
Yes you can take the train and go through Rouen and therefore miss Paris. But this option doesn't look to be offered on all trips and travel time can be longer than going though Paris depending on when you leave. If you do take the train you don't need to make a reservation. You can buy your tickets the day you leave. Travel time is about 3 to 4.5 hours. More info can be found on the French train company web site - http://www.sncf.com/ (in French).
The only other options I see are hiring a car or taking a taxi. Both won't be cheap. The cheapest is to take the train even if you do end up going through Paris.