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Impressionist art fans don’t want to miss this Monet Giverny tour, which takes you to the artist’s home in the French countryside. With an informative guide, you’ll travel 1.5 hours outside of Paris to Giverny, where Claude Monet lived and painted for many years. See his extensive gardens, tour the house and visit the water lily pond and Japanese bridge you’ll recognize from many paintings.  

Highlights

  • Half-day trip to Monet’s gardens in Giverny from Paris
  • Explore the gardens that inspired French Impressionist painter Claude Monet
  • Admire the real water lily pond and Japanese bridge as seen in Monet’s famous masterpieces
  • Visit Monet’s home and studio on your own to discover his collections
  • Enjoy informative commentary from your guide
  • Choose a morning or afternoon tour

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What You Can Expect

Giverny and Monet

See where Monet lived on your trip to Giverny

Claude Monet, the father of the Impressionist art movement of the late 1800s, lived and worked just 1.5 hours outside of Paris in Giverny, where he spent his days indulging in his love of botany and gardening. On this half-day tour from Paris, you’ll visit his charming home, which sits on a large property made up of colorful gardens and, of course, the legendary lily pond.

Your tour starts with departure by coach in either the morning or afternoon (depending on option selected when booking) from the city center. When you arrive at Giverny, take a walk with your guide through the gardens in front of the house. Depending on the time of year, you’ll see an impressive array of vibrant blooms, as well as orchards. Then stroll over to the pond, dotted with the water lilies that so inspired Monet. Walk across the Japanese bridge made famous by his paintings, and enjoy the tranquil environment created by weeping willows and bamboo trees.

Then head to the house, where your guide will leave you to explore on your own. Donated by Monet’s son to the French Academy of Fine Arts in the ‘60s, the home was restored to its interior from the time when Monet lived there. As you walk through the kitchen, bedrooms and other spaces, you’ll see some of the art that he collected, including Japanese garden prints. Then head to his studio and check out the large souvenir shop, where you can purchase reproductions of his paintings, pottery, flower seeds and more.

Your tour ends with the drive back to Paris. 

Customer Reviews

Marcia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We enjoyed a beautiful trip to Givern. Our guide was both knowledgeable and personable, and happy to answer questions as well. All in all, it was a delightful excursion and I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Paris!

suemaxam United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Gardens absolutely fabulous, colours amazing. Spring is the best time to visit. Coach very nice, tour guide very helpful and informative. Lovely trip. Sue Maxam. Bedford UK

Julie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Monet and #39;s gardens are wonderful!! All other complaints in older reviews have been addressed. The guide discussed Monet, his life, and his works on the bus ride and at the gardens. There were headsets so one tour guide was speaking Spanish and the other guide was speaking English.

avr186

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The bus ride to Giverny was very comfortable and the tour guide really knew her stuff! It was great learning all about Monet and his paintings and family life. We enjoyed the house, gardens, and gift shop thoroughly. Thank you, Viator!

Abigail W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A really easy way to see Giverny. Our guide was very good and the flowers amazing. Wasn and #39;t expecting much from the house but it was a nice surprise and the town is charming if you have a little time left to see it.

Elizabeth K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The guide was great - talk the entire drive there giing us background. The grounds were beautiful!

shelldeeks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I loved this tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of interesting information. It was lovely to be able to stroll around the house and gardens at your own pace and take it all in.

Joseph B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We were probably two weeks short of prime spring but the gardens did not disappoint. We arrived early and were able to experience The Golden Hour with great light . As an artist I came back with lots of material to fuel my studio work. Highly recommended.

Sim Hing Joliot L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Tour guide was great

bert.oudshoorn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

A Great Bus ride with a friendly Guide

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