5 star rating: Highly Recommended 340 Reviews

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)
To begin your Giverny and Monet's Garden Bike Tour you will travel by rail through the beautiful wheat and sunflower fields of Normandy, along the lazy Seine river to the village of Vernon.

Highlights

  • Bicycle tour to Giverny from Paris
  • Picnic lunch by the River Seine
  • 1.5 hours at Monet's house and garden at Giverny
  • Roundtrip train tickets
  • Bicycle and helmet provided

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What You Can Expect

Giverny and Monet's Garden Bike Tour

Giverny and Monet's Garden Bike Tour

Once in Vernon visit the charming farmers' market to buy picnic supplies. You'll then hop on your bike and pedal across the river to a beautiful park along the banks of the Seine for lunch. At lunch you can also sample the local's favorite drink: cidre.

It will then be time for your relaxing 5 kilometer (3 miles) ride down the bike path to the village of Giverny and the world-famous gardens of Claude Monet. Cruise past the Giverny church and its cemetery containing graves of local citizens dating back to the 17th century, British soldiers from World War II and even Monet himself buried within his family's vault. You will pass the Hotel Baudy, where Impressionists Manet and Renoir used to paint.

Shortly you will arrive at the highlight of the day - Monet's Garden

Spend about 1.5 hours enjoying Monet's gardens, his house and the famous water lily pond where some of his most famous works originated. Be sure to bring your camera and plenty of film! Additionally, the village of Giverny offers you the American Museum of Art (across the street from Monet's Gardens), numerous cafes and small streets begging to be explored.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic - Kit did a tremendous job!

Carolyn
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We loved this tour. The train trip was lovely and relaxing, the bike ride easy and the market place we were taken to to get provisions for our picnic was delightful. We loved that we could take our own time around Monet's house and gardens. Would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was truly an amazing tour. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys the outdoors. The trip itself was excellent. We rode bikes in a beautiful French country side. We shopped for food to have a picnic which was an amazing experience. The topper was walking around Monet's garden. Our guide, Kit, was another reason this tour was exceptional. He was very knowledgeable and just a fun guy to talk to and learn from. If you have the time because it was an 8 to 9 hour tour, please sign up for this one.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

My husband and I loved the tour. Our tour guide Kip was very informative and pleasant. We felt that this tour was the highlight of our vacation. We highly recommend this tour to anyone who is visiting Paris. It gives you a taste of the country and a break from the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tour guide provided a wealth of information! I thoroughly enjoyed the trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our tour guide Nick was very knowledgeable and very helpful everything went better than we expected great bike ride and money"s garden was spectacular a must see

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent!!!! I would highly recommend doing this. It was my favorite part of our trip to Paris. So nice to get out of the city and do something different.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Had a wounderful day in Giverny! Plenty of time and our Guide Claidia was really god. Thanks :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A brilliant day with a very animated guide who really made the day. Love shopping in Vernon for picnic food, loved the picnic and then the bike ride to Giverney was fabulous.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

An excellent day had by all. The weather wasn't to good but it only helped to enhance the beauty of the garden.
Our guide was excellent and very informative. Will recommend this tour to anyone.

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