Giverny And Monet - Paris

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Overview

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.
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Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
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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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Inclusions for Giverny And Monet

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

  • Entrance fees

  • Professional guide

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Exclusions for Giverny And Monet

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Gratuities (optional)

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Coaches do not have specific mobility places and can only accommodate a folding wheelchair which will be stored in the bus hold.

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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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • On 27-Jun-2017

    Being a Monet fan this was a great highlight. Loved seeing the house he lived in and the gardens were beautiful you can see where he got his inspiration. Comfortable tour bus ,great tour guides very informative and the scenery on the way to Giverny was nice.

  • On 25-Jun-2017

    my first day tour at the beginning of this spring. except for the massive crowd pretty long queue to enter monet's house!, it was absolutely a lovely weekend to enjoy the beautiful gardens and multi-colored flowers in full bloom.

  • On 25-Jun-2017

    my first day tour at the beginning of this spring. except for the massive crowd pretty long queue to enter monet's house!, it was absolutely a lovely weekend to enjoy the beautiful gardens and multi-colored flowers in full bloom.

  • On 20-Jun-2017

    This was a first class experience with our wonderful guide, Stephanie! Every detail was covered and it was a pleasant excursion to the countryside to see Monet's house and gardens. Stephanie was knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient in getting us to Giverny, explaining the biography and history of Monet, and expertly guiding us through the gardens, house, and village. Highly recommend this trip!

  • On 19-Jun-2017

    This was our second trip. We love spending a summer day in Monet and #39;s garden. At certain times, the property and garden were too crowded for comfort. We recommend finding accomodation there and visiting the place on days when it is less crowded.

  • On 13-Jun-2017

    This was a highlight of my trip because Giverny is just so gorgeous at the end of May - everything was brilliantly in bloom. Unfortunately on the day we went it was packed with people so we ended up waiting in line for quite a while to see the inside of the house. The gardens are jaw-droppingly beautiful and the stroll around the lily ponds evoked everything that is good about Monet. My only concern was that directions from our guide about the departure time and where to meet could have been clearer. Folks were unsure about these things and it could have been discussed in greater detail before we got off the bus.

  • On 12-Jun-2017

    A beautiful visit, particularly the Lily ponds. Unfortunately, the day of our visit was a state holiday-- Ascension Thursday-- so the grounds were crowded with visitors. A worthwhile trip anyway.

  • On 11-Jun-2017

    This was a good tour. Unfortunately the day we went being a Sunday morning, it was quite crowded and a holiday weekend for France so a lot of people touring the grounds.

  • On 08-Jun-2017

    Loved this day trip so much! The gardens were beautiful. So worth the drive!

  • On 07-Jun-2017

    Monet Gardens, so beautiful. Well organised half day trip.

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