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

  • 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

What You Can Expect

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 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.

Customer Reviews

Jane M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

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

Lisa B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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.

Josephine Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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!

CHANGNING T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

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

Kathryn G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

My kids and I loved this tour! Our artist guide was interesting and informative. We enjoyed shopping in the market in Vernon and biking down the beautiful path to Monet's garden.
The gardens were incredibly beautiful. Our group entry tickets meant we didn't have to wait in any lines.
I highly recommend this tour!

janice.crittenden

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great combination of bus and bicycle and seeing Monet's garden was superb.

Kim T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Loved it! Kit was great. The gardens and house wonderful and Giverny exquisite. Had a great time.

Grant G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

A rewarding day and well worth our participation! Our guide Kit shared a wealth of information about art history, with a particular focus on Monet and the Impessionists. After an hour's comfortable motor coach journey, we arrived in Vernon. We loved to opportunity to visit a market, use our very limited French and purchase our picnic lunch. After lunch by the Seine, we cycled along a scenic country lane to Giverny, where we visited the iconic Monet's garden. Then another cycle back to our bus meeting point for our transfer back to Paris. A wonderful day and we enjoyed every minute! The cycling is very manageable by anyone in good health with a moderate level of fitness. About 10 km all up and mostly flat.

Paul H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

A great day out first getting your market supplies for a pleasant lunch on the river bank, the bike tour is the way to go and very easy and enjoyable, I felt Monets garden took second place to the rest of the day, great guides, recommend for all ages.

Stephen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Very little riding on roads thankfully as I am not the most competent cyclist. A lot of the cycling was along a lovely path through the countryside and village. Very enjoyable as was the stop for lunch and short visit to the lovely little town of Vernon. Monet's garden and house were so beautiful. I will go on this tour again next year. Loved every minute of it.

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