5 star rating: Highly Recommended 155 Reviews

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Pay homage to Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet on a full-day small group tour from Paris. You'll take a guided tour of Auvers sur Oise, the village where Vincent van Gogh spent his last 100 days and travel to Giverny to see Monet's house and gardens. You'll be picked up and dropped off at your centrally located Paris hotel by air-conditioned minivan. Maximum of only 8 passengers and ensures you'll receive individual attention from your expert tour guide.

Highlights

  • Combined small group tour focusing on Vincent van Gogh's final days in Auvers sur Oise and Claude Monet's home and gardens at Giverny
  • Lunch with drinks at the Moulin de Fourges
  • Walk through Monet's inspirational garden and home
  • Commentary from your expert guide-interpreter
  • Smaller number of tour members ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Auvers sur Oise and Giverny Small Group Day Trip from Paris

Auvers sur Oise

Travel to Giverny to visit Claude Monet's house and gardens. Your tour takes in Monet's restored home, garden and workshop at Giverny, where Monet lived from 1883 to 1926. A particular highlight is the water-lily pond with its famous Japanese bridge which featured in many of Monet's masterpieces.

Visit the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny. Artists traveled to Giverny to meet Claude Monet and draw inspiration from his impressionist techniques. Next, enjoy lunch at the Moulin de Fourges before arriving at Auvers sur Oise.

The final stop on your artists' tour before returning to Paris is a visit to Auvers sur Oise, where Vincent van Gogh painted his last works before his death here in 1890.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

THE BEST!!!! Loved this excursion. Started off with th most delightful and informative guide Louis. Very knowledgeable. Small van with 8 people total. Walked through the very long line at Giverny and had a wonderful time. The house and his life are as exquisite as the garden take the time to wait. Then drove to a lovely mill were the most charming three course lunch was laid out with wine. Headed off to Auvers sur Oise after wards to a most tragic part but still beautiful. TO hear about the short tortured life of Van Gogh. Traveled to his gravesite and heard about his last days. Tour of the Inn is also lovely where he stayed and the movie was very informative. Thank you Definatley one of my faves during our trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a wonderful trip. It was a great way to get out of the city for the day into the very lovely Normandy countryside. Our guide, Manuel, was awesome. He was a great driver through the crazy Parisian traffic and was even able to book a late-day appointment with a dentist back in Paris for one of the tour members who broke a tooth during the trip. During our ride to Giverny, he gave our group of 7 a non-stop commentary in both English and Portugues about Monet, Paris of the 1800s and today and the French countryside. He even through in a few 'extras' for us--I won't spoil it unless you are lucky enough to get him as your guide. This guy has to be the hardest working tour guide in Paris!
The Monet gardens were wonderful, made even better by getting there early with our small group. Since we beat the big busses, we had a much quieter moment to tour for the first half hour or so.
The lunch at the Moulin de Fourges was wonderful. The setting was truly idyllic.
Auvers-sur-Oise is moderately interesting, but our guide set our expectations appropriately. It certainly would not be worth a trip on its own, but coupled with Giverny was worth seeing.
All in all, it was a great day and this was definitely the way to do it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Please note that I have already rated this trip - twice!!!! Yes, it was excellent

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a Bucket List thing for me and it was everything I thought it would be!! Our driver Louie was so kind as to pick us up right outside the door to our apartment we rented. We had two Australian women and a father and daughter from CA with us. It was a wonderful day!! Thank you Louie!!
Diana from New Jersey

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was the highlight of our Parisian vacation. David, our tour guide, picked us up on time and provided wonderful commentary on the two hour drive to Giverny. After giving the group an overview of the gardens and house, he let us tour at our own pace for two hours. Afterwards, he drove us about 15 minutes away to Le Moulin de Fourges for a delicious three-course lunch only issue was tour groups were seated upstairs in a very warm room and not outside under the canopy. After lunch we headed to Auvers sir Oise where we learned about Van Gogh. David's love of both artists was apparent in his commentaries and his insights gave me a greater appreciation of the artists. Giverny was a bucket list item for me and it didn't disappoint. I highly recommend this tour and hope you get David as your guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our French guide/driver, Fred, was outstanding. We enjoyed the whole day. Giverney is
the prettiest place I have ever been.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour, well worth taking the day out of the city. A must see if you are a visiting art enthusiast. Very knowledgeable tour guide and small group size.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

David as tour guide made the trip very special

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

One of the best tours I have ever had.
The guide was gracious and very knowledgable,
Especially about Van Gogh.
Thanks so much!
If it hadn't been for Your company, I never would hade had this experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Quaint, amazing, spectacular Giverny, Auvers Sur Oise was interesting and powerful, emotional. Great tour guide Louis! and comfortable vehicle. A great day out!

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