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Giverny and Monet's Garden Bike Tour

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Ile-de-France, France
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9 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

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.
  • 9-hour bicycle tour to Giverny from Paris
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch by the River Seine (own expense)
  • Spend 1.5 hours at Monet's house and garden
  • Pass the cemetery where Monet is buried in a family vault
  • See the footbridge, ponds, and water lilies that inspired Monet
  • Round-trip transport is included
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 such as 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 five kilometers (three 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 illustrious guests, and admire the town’s delightful cafes and lanes.
Arrive at Monet’s beautifully maintained country house, furnished with original decor 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 such 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.

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angela s
, Apr 2019

We enjoyed the trip very much and Nick our guide terrific.
Well organized and very helpful
Thank you

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Nichole O
, Oct 2018

A bucket list item ticked off. What s great day and informal but fun way to do it......a bus drive to Vernon with a visit to the market for goodies for lunch; a bike ride through Vernon with a picnic lunch by the river @ the Old Mill followed by a wonder through Monet’s garden and manor. Serreal!!!!

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Ruth E
, Jul 2018

My adult daughter and I took this tour so we could bike through the countryside and see where Monet lived and worked. This was a great choice. Phil was an excellent guide, the biking was just right and of course Giverny is beautiful. Highly recommended

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Adrienne Rivett J
, May 2018

We were kind of disappointed by this tour. I didn't realize how small Monet's estate actually was, and I think I assumed we'd be biking around his gardens. That's not what this is at all. The actual biking part of the tour was just on a trail from Vernon to Giverny, and not a very compelling one. I suppose if you're only visiting Paris and want the feeling of a smaller French town, maybe this morning visit to Vernon would satisfy that, but we had already visited Provence and Burgundy, so Vernon and it's market weren't all that interesting. That part of the day just kind of dragged it out.

Monet's garden is obviously amazing, but if I had this to do over again, I would skip the bike tour and just take a train/bus/car out to his garden first thing in the morning to beat the crowds and have good light for photos, visit for a couple hours, and either head back to Paris or out to Rouen for the rest of the day. We usually love bike tours, but ultimately, I just don't think a visit to Giverny is a good fit for one.

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Jane M
, Jan 2018

This is a must - out of the hustle and bustle of Paris - Monet's gardens were brilliant

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Lisa B
, Oct 2017

France is beautiful and it's wonderful riding bikes through this! Definitely an easy ride. A couple small hills but very doable. My mom is very out of shape and had a hard time with the hills so she walked the bike a little. Our guide also gave us some art history during the drive there and picnic, which I love.

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Josephine Q
, Oct 2017

Kit was an amazing tour guide! Very knowledgeable! The bike tour was beautiful and offered a different perspective to the typical Parisian experience. This tour is highly recommended!

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Lisa L
, Oct 2017

Unfortunately, this tour is stretching the definition of "bike tour". Started off by 40 minutes waiting and wandering trying to find our bus. 1 hr Bus ride, 1 hr walking self-service markets, 1 hr. lunch break at a park. Only 2 hours of bike riding. No additional guide or new info on Monet. Skip it.

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CHANGNING T
, Sep 2017

unique experience. hope to have more time but a day only have that many hours :

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JUDY S
, Sep 2017

I have done this tour twice now and would really recommend it to anyone visiting Paris. It's a lovely bike, very easy, and the gardens and house are absolutely captivating. You'll leave wishing your were Monet!


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