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Impressionist art fans don’t want to miss this Monet Giverny tour, which takes you to the artist’s home in the French countryside. With an informative guide, you’ll travel 1.5 hours outside of Paris to Giverny, where Claude Monet lived and painted for many years. See his extensive gardens, tour the house and visit the water lily pond and Japanese bridge you’ll recognize from many paintings.  

Highlights

  • Half-day trip to Monet’s gardens in Giverny from Paris
  • Explore the gardens that inspired French Impressionist painter Claude Monet
  • Admire the real water lily pond and Japanese bridge as seen in Monet’s famous masterpieces
  • Visit Monet’s home and studio on your own to discover his collections
  • Enjoy informative commentary from your guide
  • Choose a morning or afternoon tour

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What You Can Expect

Giverny and Monet

See where Monet lived on your trip to Giverny

Claude Monet, the father of the Impressionist art movement of the late 1800s, lived and worked just 1.5 hours outside of Paris in Giverny, where he spent his days indulging in his love of botany and gardening. On this half-day tour from Paris, you’ll visit his charming home, which sits on a large property made up of colorful gardens and, of course, the legendary lily pond.

Your tour starts with departure by coach in either the morning or afternoon (depending on option selected when booking) from the city center. When you arrive at Giverny, take a walk with your guide through the gardens in front of the house. Depending on the time of year, you’ll see an impressive array of vibrant blooms, as well as orchards. Then stroll over to the pond, dotted with the water lilies that so inspired Monet. Walk across the Japanese bridge made famous by his paintings, and enjoy the tranquil environment created by weeping willows and bamboo trees.

Then head to the house, where your guide will leave you to explore on your own. Donated by Monet’s son to the French Academy of Fine Arts in the ‘60s, the home was restored to its interior from the time when Monet lived there. As you walk through the kitchen, bedrooms and other spaces, you’ll see some of the art that he collected, including Japanese garden prints. Then head to his studio and check out the large souvenir shop, where you can purchase reproductions of his paintings, pottery, flower seeds and more.

Your tour ends with the drive back to Paris. 

Customer Reviews

Carolyn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Wonderful trip to Giverny--and plenty of time to enjoy the house and gardens. Comfortable bus ride and knowledgeable tourguide--would highly recommend it! Great half day trip!

Melissa B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I am so glad I took this tour. It was a great way to complete my learning about Monet. The information provided at beginning of tour was informative without being an overload. Given plenty of time to enjoy the gardens and home on own time. Tour followed schedule, very prompt. Rendezvous location very convenient to the Louvre and Tuilliers Garden. Would definitely recommend if you have an interest in Monet and want a quieter Paris locale experience

NEUKIRIA N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Lovely experience!

Craig B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour took my family by surprise! They weren and #39;t sure what to expect however upon arrival they were enchanted by the gardens and house. Quickly became one on the highlights of our trip!

Thomas F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Trip was great guide was very informative a very pleasant day.

John P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic trip with commentary. Time at Monet's gardenhouse was ideal.
Highly recommended.

John P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic trip with commentary. Time at Monet's gardenhouse was ideal.
Highly recommended.

Tom Melissa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Wonderful tour! A must-do for any art fan!

Faye S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour is a must for anyone visiting Paris! The ride to Giverny was comfortable and relaxing. Monet's home and gardens were inspirational and breathtaking. Our tour guide, Remy, was pleasant and shared many facts and stories with us. I had a great time and would highly recommend this tour.

carrie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was great! Bus ride to Giverny very nice, Monet's home and gardens are beautiful. Guide was informative. This is a must-see!

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