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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Giverny and Monet's Garden Bike Tour

See Claude Monet’s gardens at Giverny on this enchanting, full-day bike tour from Paris. Ride a train through the scenic wheat and sunflower fields of the French countryside, and cycle through the beautiful town where Monet lived and worked. Tour the painter’s home and the gardens that inspired some of the most ionic works of the Impressionist period, and explore Giverny’s charming streets, cafes and museums.   

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

See the gardens that inspired Claude Monet’s world-famous paintings and the town where he lived for decades. Meet your guide at the Gare St Lazare station in Paris and ride a train along the River Seine through Normandy’s picturesque fields of sunflowers and wheat. 

Disembark at the village of Vernon, where you’ll stock up on picnic supplies like fresh cheeses, breads and fruit at the local farmers’ market (own expense). Climb on your bike and cross the Seine for a lovely picnic lunch on the riverbanks. 

Continue biking around 5 kilometers (3 miles) along country roads to the postcard-perfect village of Giverny, where Monet lived from 1883 to 1926. Peddle past the village church and its historic cemetery, where Monet is buried in a family vault. Learn about the artistic legacy of the Hotel Baudy, which counts painters Manet and Renior among its illustrous guests, and admire the town’s delightful cafes and lanes. 

Arrive at Monet’s beautifully maintained country house, furnished with original décor and artwork for an authentic glimpse into the painter’s daily life. Stroll through Monet’s gardens, bursting with color from a dazzling variety of flowers like hollyhocks, roses, tulips and poppies. 
In a Japanese-style section of the garden, see the footbridge, ponds and water lilies that inspired Monet’s most iconic paintings. 

After 1.5 hours visiting the home and gardens, cycle back to Vernon and relax on the return train ride to Paris, where your tour concludes at Gare St Lazare station in the evening. 

Customer Reviews

Lynne R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Absolutely fabulous. The knowledge of our guide Kit was amazing. Even the rain at the end couldn't take away the enjoyment of the whole day.

Andrea M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

One day i will never forget. Our tour guide Kit was a walking encyclopaedia of art, so passionate with a wonderful sense of humour. When back in Paris we will do this tour again, we loved it.

Daniel M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very good tour with a very good tour guide. Very easy ride.

Luiz M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very well planned, we had a wonderful day in Giverny. Thank You,

Gabrielle T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Had a great time, beautiful gardens and Kit was a enthusiastic, entertaining guide.

Gabrielle T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Had a great time, beautiful gardens and Kit was a enthusiastic, entertaining guide.

M H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic day. One of the best. Loved seeing Monets garden, the cycling there and lunch on the river bank.
Would highly recommend this as the way to visit Monets garden.

Robyn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great way to visit Monet's Garden. Picnic on the banks of the Seine sampling local produce bought at markets at Vernon followed by a short bike ride to Giverny. Would highly recommend this tour.

davenelsonxx

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The trip was delightful. Well organized. Our guide was knowledgeable and responsive. The group size was quite manageable. Seeing Giverny one day, then seeing some Monet and other Impressionist paintings the next two days in Paris is quite a treat. Highly recommended.

Solomon S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent and worthwhile

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