Giverny And Monet - Paris

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Overview

Step into a real-life Impressionist painting at Monets 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 Monets 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

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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.

Inclusions for Giverny And Monet

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance to Giverny house and gardens 
  • Self-guided tour of Monet’s house and studio
  • Professional guide

Exclusions for Giverny And Monet

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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

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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  • If you love Monet's work, this is a must! The gardens were exceptional, and it is a great way to see and appreciate the beautiful inspirations for many of his works. We also enjoyed touring his home. The bus ride was very comfortable, and the guide provided some great info in route.

  • What fantastic gardens, would go back

  • Excellent experience, nice drive into the country side. Giverny was wonderful albeit very crowded. Would NOT recommend an afternoon excursion since the grounds became busier the later it got.

  • The trip was well worth it and the gardens spectacular. Seeing the paintings of The Waterlillies at Musee de lOrangerie later give them all more meaning and appreciation.

  • It was easy to find the tour operator and the drive to Giverny was filled with interesting commentary from our tour guide , on arrival of the actual garden was amazing , just be prepared for the other groups of people all wanting to see what your seeing at the same time . All felt a little rushed would have liked more time to enjoy the village too .

  • second time we've done it. tells you something

  • Monet is my favorite painter and seeing the gardens was a Bucket List item for me. It was a moving experience to walk through were he painted. You feel like you are in the paintings. There was nothing about this tour that disappointed us!

  • Beautiful gardens, though very crowded. The gardens were a riot of colour even in autumn, displaying colour coded areas that Monet had obviously put a lot of time and effort into creating. It is well worth joining an early morning departure as the gardens would only become more crowded as the day wore on. The temperature is markedly different to central Paris, so be warned - take warmer clothes than the anticipated temperature in Paris for the day! Pay close attention to where to meet at the end of the tour as you are directed to wander at your leisure for part of the time and can easily land up back at the beginning as the signage is not very clear as to the exit from the gardens.

  • Great from beginning to end! Tour guides extremely knowledgeable. Transportation was very nice...make sure to eat or have your coffee before as no food or drink was allowed in bus.

  • Vincent was wonderful! He is someone who truely enjoys what he does and made the day so pleasant. This is a well organized tour but there is still time on your own. The apple pie at the restaurant is delicious! This is a great and easy way to see this beautiful garden.

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