Monet’s Home and Gardens in Giverny

Portrait and landscape painter Claude Monet founded the painting style known as Impressionism -- a French pictorial movement that would mark a turning point in the history of painting during the 19th century -- along with Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley. With Monet, everything changed; the use of colors, light and subjects. The French region of Normandy in the Eure territory would become one of his main sources of inspiration, most notably the town of Giverny, near Vernon, situated in the Parisian region near Barbizon and Auvers-sur-Oise. Monet lived in Giverny for 43 long years (1883-1926) in a charming home that is now a museum and a registered historical monument. In fact, Monet’s home and gardens welcome 500,000 visitors a year. Each visitor has the chance to personally discover the Impressionist master and his family in their romantic home superbly preserved and surrounded by trees and flowers, all of which appear to bathe in an impressionistic light. At the Giverny residence, one can tour his workshop-living room and bedrooms as well as admire his furniture, famous collection of Japanese prints (another source of inspiration for Monet), and a plethora of colors. Outside, the water garden lures you into an aesthetic universe overflowing with different flora chosen by Monet -- wisteria, azalea, rose and peony to name just a few. There’s also a pond, a Japanese bridge, weeping willows and of course, the water lilies immortalized in his paintings and in the series, Water Lilies or Les Nymphéas, which became one of his major works (even though he was nearly blind!) and which is now housed at the Orangery Museum in Paris. Monet was buried at the Giverny Cemetery in 1926. In homage to Monet, a yellow and red rose that bears his name was made. The home and gardens of Monet in Giverny are like a veritable, living painting in which one can wander at leisure, a natural masterpiece saved from destruction thanks to American patrons and donors. ParisCityVision proposes an excursion to the Claude Monet Foundation (84, rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny) that houses the home, workshop and gardens of Monet. The Foundation is open every day from April 1 to November 1, 9:30 am to 6 p.m.
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Guided tour to Giverny: Claude Monet's House and Gardens

Guided tour to visit Giverny Monet. Visit Monet’s House and discover all the beautiful colored and flowered gardens of Giverny which inspired Monet for his paintings.

Code : GI
  • Museum Skip the line
  • Guide
  • Luxury Motorcoach
  • Duration 05:00
From €81.00 See details

Small Group Tour of Giverny: Claude Monet's House and Gardens

Spend the afternoon visiting Monet’s garden and home in Giverny and the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny. Pick up from your hotel in Paris, return at the same place, minibus tour.

Code : GY
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
  • Skip-the-line ticket
  • Guide
  • VIP Minibus
  • Duration 05:00
From €109.00 See details

Full-Day Small Group Excursion to Giverny and Versailles - Skip the line access

Visit of Monet’s house and Giverny's gardens. Visit the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny. Lunch in a traditionnal restaurant. Finally, visit of the gardens and the Palace of Versailles. Minibus tour with pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Paris.

Code : GV
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
  • Skip-the-line ticket
  • Guide
  • Audioguide
  • Duration 09:00
From €220.00 See details

Full-Day Excursion to Giverny and Versailles - Skip the line access

Full day bus tour : Guided visit of Giverny gardens, visit Claude Monet’s house on your own. Lunch at "Moulin de Fourges" restaurant. Skip-the-line ticket to enjoy a really nice guided visit of the Palace of Versailles.

Code : GVA
  • Museum Skip the line
  • Guide
  • Luxury Motorcoach
  • Duration 09:30
From €180.00 See details

Guided Visit of Orsay Museum and Giverny

Enjoy a very pleasant guided and thematic tour about the Impressionism. Discover with our experimented guide the main places exhibiting the impressionist paintings: visit the famous Orsay museum and Giverny with Claude Monet's house and its magnificent gardens.

Code : MOGI
  • Museum Skip the line
  • Guide
  • Luxury Motorcoach
  • Duration 09:00
From €125.00 See details

Day Trip: Visit of Giverny & Auvers sur Oise in a Small Group

Visit of Monet’s beloved residence and gardens. Then visit of the new “Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny” followed by a lunch at the “Moulin de Fourges” (drink included).The afternoon is dedicated to a guided tour of Auvers-sur-Oise. Visit of the “Auberge Ravoux". Tour by minibus including a pick up and drop off at your residence in Paris.

Code : AGM
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
  • Museum Skip the line
  • Guide
  • VIP Minibus
  • Duration 09:30
From €195.00 See details
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