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.


  • 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, Monday and Wednesday
5 hours (approx.)
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

USD $87.34
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Afternoon Tour in English
Code: GIEN1345

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

USD $87.34
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Giverny and Monet

Giverny and Monet

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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  • 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: SALMA N, November 2015

Great trip. We had a great guide (sorry forgot her name) who provided great insights all the way to Giverney. Giverney itself is beautiful and Monets house and gardens stunning. We were blessed with a warm sunny day. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by: Rhonda B, November 2015

Our tour left Paris on a drizzly Friday afternoon. Thankfully the weather was perfect when we arrived, we were very lucky.

The grounds were fairly quiet and I was lucky to get lots of photos without people in the background. I wasn't expecting that. what a bonus! It was so peaceful and you could certainly wander through the gardens all day there is so much to see.

The gardens themselves were better and more beautiful than I expected. There were flowers still in bloom, even though it was mid October and the stunning colours of the autumn leaves only added to the beauty.

The house was stunning and fairly easy to move through. Wow the views from the windows, how gorgeous. I recommend taking photos through the windows and use the window as your frame, the photos will be stunning.

The gift shop is worth a visit, I bought some calendars and regret not buying a print or two.

This tour is well organised and the tour director gave us perfect instructions on how to navigate the gardens ourselves or gave us the option of joining her on the tour. I opted to navigate myself and I am glad I chose this option because I could spend as little or as much time as I wanted in each area. She also gave us instructions on how to return to the bus and at what time.

This is a well organised tour. I highly recommend it.

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Tour code: 2050GI