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 to Giverny house and gardens 
  • Self-guided tour of Monet’s house and studio
  • 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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  • 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.

  • Great tour! Peter was knowledge and skilled in leading us, and the door-to-door transportation made it an easy excursion from Paris. Plus it was of course wonderful to see Monet’s home and gardens.

  • We had a very good guide but the time was very short and barely gave us time to get around the property.

  • Monet's Garden at Giverny is gorgeous and such an inspiration to any gardener. Our tour leader Joanne was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful with general information.Following the actual tour, we had time to walk through the house/garden at our own pace, take photos and generally absorb the atmosphere. The 1 and a half hour bus trip each way into Normandy was beautiful at this time of the year with all the autumn colours on show.
    It would be really helpful to include in the online ticket information, not only the office address but also the general location ie. further down the street from the main tourist office on the other side of the street.
    The company office was extremely disorganised as on arrival there was one long line out the door for people to have their online ticket validated and the same line then broke off to purchase tickets. There was only one staff member attending to each line with the 'online people' being the majority about 45 people. You need to be there at least 45 minutes - 1 hour before your tour starts.
    NOTE: the trip is a total of 3 hours travelling a bit more in peak hour traffic and if you don't have to wait half an hour for people who get lost and 2 hours at Giverny. My husband didn't think he would enjoy it so didn't go which was a shame as there is something for everyone.

  • Wonderful tour. Giverny is such a stunning place. Loved every second.

  • We adored Giverny and the tour guide was wonderful, but would have enjoyed more time at the location, the time window allowed did feel quite rushed and there was no time to visit the area around Monet's home which is quite beautiful on it's own.

  • Perfect way to view Giverny! Highly recommend.

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USD 87.56