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Tour code: 3588MONET
See Claude Monet’s gardens at Giverny on this enchanting, full-day bike tour from Paris. Ride 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 transportation
  • Bicycle and helmet provided

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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 in central Paris, and ride in a comfortable minibus 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 journey to Paris, where your tour concludes in the evening.

Customer Reviews

Gael C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I really enjoyed the tour, stopping at the market for picnic lunch and the gardens were amazing. We had plenty of flexibility but not enough to get lost!

Marjorie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Harry J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We have an excellent experience. The transport to Vernon was comfortable and scenic. We enjoyed the visit to the city market to get lunch provisions and we had a delightful picnic at the most scenic spot on the Seine River and our bikes were good and the bike ride was easy. Our guide, Kit, was extremely knowledgeable about the area and particularly about art and architecture. We learned so much from him which was helpful in understanding Monet and his Impressionist colleagues. He was top of the line, superior. It is an experience I will recommend to many.

Carla F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing. Our guide, Nick, was terrific. We enjoyed the biking, we lived stopping in m

Robert H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent adventure. Made the travel to Giverny a no thinking process - just hopped on the bus with an excellent guides Kit from Fat Tire and his associate Malcom--They took such great care of all of us and gave details on what to do in the market when purchasing goodies for lunch -- just an overall enjoyable time on the whole trip including the bikes. We have two children with us and they LOVED it as well.

Allison C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Valentine was wonderful. His knowledge was amazing. He showed a lot of patience with my daughter who was nervous when riding her bike in traffic. We highly recommend this tour and him as a guide.

Diane C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a sensational trip. We had a wonderful host Valentine who had an extensive knowledge base that was shared with enthusiasm. In fact, it was wonderful to be around someone who obviously had a love for his job, the history of France, and cheese! The gardens were spectacular and allowed for many, many wonderful photo opportunities. What a day!

Ian N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

An excellent day - ably guided by Kit, who was sensational, knowledgable, attentive and enthusiastic throughout. Great markets, pretty ride through the town and along the river - then the magnificent gardens - with plenty of time to explore. Would thoroughly recommend.

Katherine W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

My mom and I had a great time on this trip even biking in the rain! Highly recommend.

Wendy J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. The gardens were spectacular and there was plenty of time to do wander around and enjoy.

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