Skip The Line: Giverny And Monet House Half-Day Trip From Paris

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  • Duration: 5 Hrs 45 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Varies, Tours at 8:15am and 1:45pm
  • Departure Details :
    2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Like nature? Love Impressionism? Read on! Let us whisk you away on a half-day trip to the village of Giverny, where Monet and the other Impressionists set up home in the 19th Century. After a short one-and-a-half-hour ride from Paris, you'll find yourself in this quaint little village in Normandy, where you'll visit Monet's exquisite house and gardens. Your art historian guide will animate your tour around the flowerbeds that proved a source of inspiration for Monet, pass the water lily pond made famous in the Nymphs series and across the Japanese bridge that pops up so often in his work. Then you'll explore Monet's house, almost untouched by the passage of time.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Informative, friendly, and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included

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Fan of Monet? Want to see where he lived and the garden that inspired him? Your wish is our command with this half-day trip!

Expect a feast for your eyes on this half-day tour to Claude Monet's home in Giverny. After an hour and a half from Paris on your air-conditioned coach, you'll alight at Monet's property and extensive gardens, where he indulged in his green-fingered passion.

First, you'll visit the front gardens and orchards with your expert guide, to gaze upon an array of vivid blooms (depending on the season). Next, you'll be enthralled to see the legendary water lily pond in real life and cross the oft-painted Japanese bridge. Don't forget to take a few pics and be the star of your own Impressionist-style landscapes! Take a while to enjoy the tranquility of the weeping willows and bamboo trees. Then on to Monet's house, painstakingly restored to its former glory.

Explore Monet's abode and admire his private art collection, a huge fan of Japanese engravings, he amassed one of the largGare de l|est collections in the world. Make sure to stop by the excellent souvenir shop before you leave to peruse, and maybe purchase, reproductions of Monet's paintings, crockery, table sets and even flower seeds (if you fancy recreating the gardens back home!). Then it's back to Paris in the comfort of your coach. 

  • Travel from Paris to Giverny by air-conditioned coach
  • Choose a tour in the morning or afternoon
  • Discover the gardens that inspired Claude Monet
  • Admire the water-lily pond and Japanese bridge from Monet's paintings
  • Learn about the gardens with your guide, and then explore alone
  • Discover Monet's personal collections in his home

Inclusions

Professional guide

Transport by bus or coach

Entrance Fees

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Gratuities (optional)

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 28-Oct-2019

    I’ve visited Giverney on my own before from Paris : subway, train, bus, walking. This experience was so much less taxing, and enriching. Our guide gave us nearly an hour of history and context on the journey. He walked us right to the entrance and through, skipping any line. Our orientation to the garden was quick and clear, leaving us time to see and explore and photograph alone. We left on time and returned exactly on time. I brought my mom, who thoroughly enjoyed and could not have done the more rigorous way.

  • 25-Oct-2019

    The bus was very comfortable and the guides gave us interesting information along the way. Once we arrived the guided tour was amazing! Lots of good information from our guide and the opportunity to take as many pictures as we liked. He also gave us information on things to see in the village after the house tour. I would do this tour again!

  • 17-Oct-2019

    I paid extra for a guided tour. She droned on throughout the hour and a half drive putting my husband to sleep. Upon arrival she gave us the most minimal survey of what is where and left. The gardens were amazing but the guide sounded like she was reading from a very boring book.

  • 07-Oct-2019

    If you don’t want to spend an entire day and want to experience a visit - this is a perfect tour - not rushed and you have plenty of time to enjoy the gardens - just plan accordingly if going during peak season.

  • 19-Sep-2019

    A very convenient way to get to Monet’s Garden. The guide was excellent. The only draw back was the crowds, not the fault of the tour.

  • 16-Sep-2019

    they were very late and we did not know where to meet exactly since the bus was super late and we were worried plus we had to queue up to get the real tickets which was confusing when there were nobody to help us at all!

  • 09-Sep-2019

    The gardens are stunning, even in September. I had no idea the house was filled with so much art. If possible, enjoy all the rooms. Monet was an avid collector, which I wasn’t aware of. Truly magical place.

  • 09-Sep-2019

    We took the half day tour. The tour is guided on the bus, the tour guide explains the history and interesting points of Monet and the village. When you get there, you walk the gardens and home and village on your own. This was fine for us, we thoroughly enjoyed it on our own without a guide in the gardens, and without the audio guide of the home. And it was only a half day. We would go back again, just wanted to get a taste. The village is charming, we stopped at a little cafe that gad some tables outside and got a crepe, and watched one of the workers tending the garden and picking raspberries, which he offered to us! Great day, would recommend

  • 23-Aug-2019

    We visited the garden and home in the morning. Fortunately we selected the morning and due to a
    French Bank Holiday the gardens were extremely crowded. The flowers and gardens did not disappoint. Everything was I imagined.

  • 05-Aug-2019

    This trip was great from start to finish. Convenient bus service, excellent guide; Monet’s house charming and the gardens are beautiful. Do not miss this experience. Be sure to also see “Water Lilies” at The Orangerie to fully appreciate Monet’s reflection of his own garden.

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