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Giverny and Monet

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2050GI
Step into a real-life Impressionist painting at Monet’s gardens in Giverny. On this morning or afternoon half-day trip from Paris by coach, visit the beautiful home and lush gardens of Claude Monet, the master of Impressionism. Your guide will show you the iconic water lily pond and Japanese bridge featured in many of Monet's masterpieces, and you'll visit Monet’s restored home to see where the artist lived and worked.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
Your morning or afternoon half-day tour departs from Pyramides in central Paris. Traveling by comfortable coach, ride 1.5 hours through the Normandy countryside to the village of Giverny, where renowned French Impressionist painter Claude Monet and his family settled in 1883.

It was here that the artist indulged his love of nature, gardening and botany, and he worked for several years to cultivate this piece of land. The scenery in Monet's gardens is (literally) straight out of a painting: bright orchards, a serene pond draped with weeping willows and bamboo trees, and water lilies in bloom all summer long. During a guided walk around the exquisite gardens, you’ll see first-hand the water lilies (nymphéas) and Japanese bridge that was featured in many of Monet's masterpieces.

You'll then visit Monet’s house at your own pace. Given by Monet’s son Michel to the French Academy of Fine Arts in 1966, the house has been restored to reflect the original interior. Monet's gardens were inspired by traditional Japanese gardens that he knew from the prints he avidly collected, and inside his house, you'll see a sample of his precious collection of Japanese prints adorning the walls. Outside is his large studio, where he painted the famous Water Lilies series.

Before you leave, be sure to check out the excellent souvenir shop featuring a range of reproductions of Monet's paintings, crockery, table sets and even a range of flower seeds. Then, reconvene with your guide and relax on the drive back to Paris.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Pyramides, central Paris
Departure Time:
1:45pm, Monday - Saturday
8:15am, Sunday
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Morning Tour in English
Code: GIEN0815

Giverny and Monet tour with English-speaking guide. Departing at 8:15am

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$108.00
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Afternoon Tour in English
Code: GIEN1345

Giverny and Monet tour with English-speaking guide. Departing at 1:45pm

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$108.00
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Giverny and Monet

Giverny and Monet

Inclusions:
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • In the gardens, there will be a larger number of flowers in bloom during the summer months than at other times
  • Please note: the guide will not accompany you into Monet's house
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Lance I, July 2014

The tour was excellent. If you're a fan of Monet's Water Lillies at L'Orangerie, seeing the pond, willows, and Japanese bridges at Monet's estate really adds to the experience. Look for the tour office at the provided Paris address to exchange your vouchers for tickets.

Reviewed by: Frank M, July 2014

Our tour to Giverny was very enjoyable with friendly and informative guides. We were given a lot of information on Monet's life and family and friends as we were travelling on the bus to his house and garden. On arrival we were given free time to explore this beautifully restored home and gardens. We also enjoyed seeing the outer areas of Paris as we drove out and returned. This is a tour that I would highly recommend.

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