- Full-day art tour of Paris, Giverny and Île des Impressionnistes
- Visit the House of Claude Monet in Giverny and see the pond that inspired Monet’s Water Lilies
- Enjoy lunch in La Maison Fournaise on Chatou’s Île des Impressionnistes – an island in the Seine River
- Learn about the life of Renoir while admiring his Luncheon of the Boating Party painting
- Explore Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris with an audio guide
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What You Can Expect
Start with a visit to the House of Claude Monet to walk around Monet’s gardens, and learn all about the revered painter from your guide. Hear about his life in the town, and see the pond that prompted Monet to paint his iconic Decorations des Nymphéas (or Water Lilies, as it is perhaps better known). Walk in his footsteps, admiring the wisteria-draped Japanese Bridge that he built, and then head into his house itself to explore, seeing numerous artifacts and sources of inspiration.
Return to your minivan and travel the short journey to Île des Impressionnistes – an island in the Seine, just west of Paris. Also known as the Island of Chatou or Island of Impressionists, the rocky piece of land takes its name from the many 19th-century artists who favored it. Head inside the island’s popular restaurant-museum – La Maison Fournaise – and hear tales of its famous ex-patron, Renoir, while eating lunch. See the legendary Luncheon of the Boating Party by the artist, and then head back to your minivan.
After lunch travel back to Paris and make your way to Tuileries Gardens to visit Musée de l'Orangerie – a museum with a vast collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artwork. See Monet’s Water Lilies, among other notable works, and learn about other incredible 19th-century artists like Cézanne, Renoir, Picasso, Rousseau, Matisse and Modigliani as you walk around with an audio guide. This 45-minute tour is a fitting end to your Impressionist day.
Absolutely superb day. Really organised and on time. Excellent walk through gardens and home followed by a glorious lunch together afterwards. The cruise was fabulous too and really informative. All up, I would thoroughly recommend to anyone interested in a day of Monet and Impressionism.
Best tour in Paris and well worth it!! Enrique was an amazing guide and gave us the history of Giverny on the ride to Monet's house and gardens. Once we got there, he took pictures of us and walked us through the gardens. Then we went to lunch..and ended the day on the Seine....