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

Giverny and Monet's Garden Bike Tour

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.


  • 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 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.

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent and worthwhile

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Loved our bike tour, one of our highlights. Our guide Kit was full of knowledge and happy to share it. The trip to the market was amazing bought way too much food n cider. So glad we did our tour on a Saturday to experience the market and locals. Thanks for a brilliant day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

If you're going to Giverny, this is definitely the way to do it. Our guide, Alexandria, was fantastic, the bicycles were much better than I expected, the ride was very easy, and it was great to admire the countryside where Monet painted on the way there.

The leisurely picnic on the banks of the Seine with locally produced food was a big bonus.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was an excellent tour. Our guide, Kit, was very entertaining and knowledgable about art and France history. That's right. On our way to Giverny by train, he gave us a very animated history lecture and how art/painting styles were affected. The bike ride was bee pleasant through the small town but there were points during the ride where you have to merge with traffic, as that is always risky. Even though bikes have the right of way, always remember, right of way is given not taken, so be careful.

During the bike ride, we stopped at a cute little area of the town to buy some picnic items and had lunch underneath a shaded park by the river. While we were eating, Kit talked some more about art. Very interesting and the picnicking idea was a delightful addition to this tour. The Monet garden was also great the flowers were amazing photo opts. His house was nice, a quick walk-thru was all we needed. We were more impressed by the gardens.

This tour was provided by fat tires tour and they or specifically, Kit, did an excellent job giving us a tour of Giverny.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Absolutely top tour. The bike riding required only moderate skill and was a heap of fun. Our guide Thomas was so much fun and gave me a new found interest in impressionism. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Well organised trip,informative guides whom filled in the missing knowledge of the area and the Impressionist era of painting.Bikes were very good,felt safe on the few occasions we were on the road.Take the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Tour guide was very informative and attentive. You do not have to be a very competent bike rider to enjoy this tour. A great way to see the French country side.

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