• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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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

What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Giverny and Monet House Half-Day Trip from Paris

See Monet's flower gardens on your trip to Giverny
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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, and flower seeds. 

Your tour ends with the drive back to Paris.

Customer Reviews

Elaine G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This was a relaxing ride into the countryside with a very good guide. The gardens at Monet's home were just beautiful. Could have had a little more time in Giverny overall.

Scott E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We took the afternoon tour to Monet's home and gardens. Very easy check-in at the tour office then on the bus to Giverny. VERY nice two level bus, good A/C, USB phone charging connections at seats, smooth ride to the site. Adequate time at the site to explore and tour the house and gardens. Nice smooth ride back to the tour office. I highly recommend Viator as we have taken many ours through them throughout Europe and I recommend this tour.

agnes USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

LOVE THE BUS TOUR!

Karla C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Very good.

Sana Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

if youre a monet lover, this is a must do!

Andrea D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

TOTALLY worth it ! Wonderful day at Monet's house.
The guide wasn't that good.

Elizabeth R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Very pleasant half day. Just about the right amount of time to see the house and garden, The lily pond looked exactly as you would expect from Monet's paintings. I loved the casual look of the garden and though we visited late in the season, the garden was still very colorful. The house was different than I expected, but large and comfy looking. I adored the dining room and kitchen, they were fabulous! The bus ride and the guide were ok, I suppose it depends on who is guiding the tour and painting the picture and telling the story of Monet and Giverny. I would recommend this to people who want to see a rural countryside French village or lovers of Monet and his artwork or those that like to visit gardens or historic places.

wottrengbj

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

If you love Monet's work, this is a must! The gardens were exceptional, and it is a great way to see and appreciate the beautiful inspirations for many of his works. We also enjoyed touring his home. The bus ride was very comfortable, and the guide provided some great info in route.

annette b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

What fantastic gardens, would go back

herman

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Excellent experience, nice drive into the country side. Giverny was wonderful albeit very crowded. Would NOT recommend an afternoon excursion since the grounds became busier the later it got.

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