- 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
Recent Photos of This Tour
An old millPhoto by: Gillian W
Vincent and Theo together for ...Photo by: Gillian W
Auvers sur Oise cemeteryPhoto by: Susan U
Australia, 08 2012
Graves of Vincent and ...Photo by: Susan U
Australia, 08 2012
Monet's water gardenPhoto by: DMarie
Van Gogh's gravePhoto by: Anonymous
Auvers sur OisePhoto by: Anonymous
What You Can Expect
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.
Our trip was perfect. Fred was a wonderful tour guide. Thank you Fred! We would do it again in a New York minute.
An amazing experience even on a rainy day. Our guide, David, was informative and a joy to be with. I highly recommend this tour.
Outstanding! Herbert , our driver/guide was fantastic. The lunch out in the garden at the Moulin was so special.
Many thanks. SO very glad I booked this trip! 5 star
Driver was excellent. His name was Fred. The trip was great
Wonderful tour to Giverny. I have wanted to see the water lilies for a very long time, and, despite the rain, was not disappointed. I walked along the path, absolutely enthralled, and did not want to leave. Monet's house was also amazing. We had lunch at a lovely inn and then drove to Auvers sur Oise to learn about the last days of Vincent Van Gogh. Our guide was excellent and made both of these places come alive. What a wonderful day!
Fred was a fun driver/guide and we enjoyed our visit to Monet's garden, though it was very crowded in the height of summer. We also were surprised to visit van Gogh's rooms, where he died, on the 125th anniversary of his death. Fred took us to visit his grave as well. Lunch was very nice, though a bit slow to be served, but Fred didn't rush us. We had a great day.
The tour was beyond expectations. Paul, our drive and guide, was outstanding, friendly, courteous and his knowledge of Monet and Van Gogh and the history of Giverny and Auvers sur Oise were so in-depth. I learned more than I could have expected from him. And the lunch was wonderful. Charming restaurant and excellent food. The tour could not have been better . . . the weather even cooperated!
This tour was amazing!
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.
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.