Giverny Monet's Gardens Audio Guided Tour from Paris and Painting Workshop from Paris, Lunch included 130,00 €
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Giverny Monet's Gardens Audio Guided Tour from Paris and Painting Workshop from Paris, Lunch included

Duration 12 hour(s)
Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in Monet's daily life by discovering his house
  • Initiate yourself to impressionist art, thanks to an original painting workshop
  • An enchanting experience in the impressionist world of Claude Monet
  • Audio guided visit of Claude Monet's gardens in Giverny with its many colors

Enjoy this complete tour to visit Giverny in total freedom. After exploring Claude Monet's house and gardens in Giverny, you will enjoy lunch in an authentic background. A painting workshop will be suggested before a free time in the village of Giverny.

Head to our Paris City Vision office to kick off a bright and colorful excursion. You will make your way through Paris and the gorgeous landscapes of the Normandy countryside aboard our air-conditioned coach. You will arrive in Giverny after about 1.5 hours of driving, and your guide will escort you to the entrance of the estate. He will explain the day and give you the audio-guides that you can use in Monet's gardens.

You may choose to start your day by touring Claude Monet's house. This residence nestled in the Giverny gardens is where the impressionist master lived for the last 40 years of his life. The inside of this two-story home boasts a magnificent decor. You can immerse yourself in Monet's world as you gaze upon the many paintings on display in the rooms of the house.

Your visit continues with a walk through Claude Monet's gardens, which have been preserved in their original state, as you listen to the commentary on your audio guide. Stroll through the Clos Normand and its stunning paths and flower beds bursting with a thousand colors. Lose yourself in the imagination of Claude Monet as you discover the water garden surrounded by majestic weeping willows. You cannot help but take amazing photos of the Japanese bridge spanning the waterlily pond, which was immortalized so many times in the artist's canvases. As you meander, you will understand the extent to which this garden-inspired Monet's impressionist works.

A shuttle bus will then take you to the Moulin de Fourges restaurant, where you will have lunch in a charming setting. You will then taste typical dishes of French cuisine.

Menu

Kir Normand with cider
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Mackerel bread with vegetables and white wine, herbed sauce
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Roasted chicken breast, mushroom cream and mashed potato with salted butter
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Norman apple tart, scoop of ice cream and caramel coulis
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White and red wine + Still and sparkling water, Coffee or Tea

* Menu subject to modifications

The afternoon will start with a painting workshop organized inside or in the small garden of the restaurant. A local painter will then give you the keys to discover Impressionism. You will compose your canvas of fields of flowers, trees, river, and sky. You will follow the advice of this expert who will show you how to use a knife and the right colored paints to create a real impressionist work. You will then leave with a masterpiece as a souvenir of this unique experience!

Weather permitting, we will drive you back to Giverny to visit this charming little village. You will be able to wander through the narrow streets along which many painters and sculptors' galleries can be found. The picturesque streets are also home to bakeries and cafés, highlighting the very French character of this small Norman town. You can take a walk to the tomb of Claude Monet located near the church, at the end of the street named after this master of Impressionism.

With colors full eyes, you will leave amazed in the direction of Paris. You will not forget this day, which will have plunged you in the softness of impressionist Normandy. You will arrive at our agency at around 6.45 pm.

Please Note :

  • Self-guided tour of Giverny
  • Audio guide available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish
  • The audio guides cannot be used inside Monet's house
  • Download our tour leaflet by clicking HERE
  • Alternative meals to food restrictions (vegetarian, gluten-free...) available on request
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The price includes:
  • Lunch at the Moulin de Fourges restaurant
  • Painting workshop
  • Tour escort
  • Entrance ticket for the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny
  • Round trip transportation from Paris
The price does not include:
  • Transfers to and from your accommodation

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Giverny Monet's Gardens Audio Guided Tour from Paris and Painting Workshop from Paris, Lunch included

1 adult x 130,00 €

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130,00 € / pers.

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Address : PARISCityVISION Agency

2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris

Metro :


Tuileries

, Pyramides

Duration
12 hour(s)

Organized by PARISCityVISION

Tour Code: GJO

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Do it but I recommend the whole day if you can manage it. Two hours isn’t enough time to really appreciate everything.

(5 of 5)

N. Darian the 8/1/19

A wonderful day out at the amazing gardens in Giverny. Very well organsised and the audio tour is very well put together. The staff are wonderful. We really had a great time. My only problem was the lunch venue . When we took our voucher to the restaurant it was a set meal and consisted of a very weak soup , Duck and seafood . My wife cannot eat seafood or duck and my 8 year old would touch neither. So after a long debate and wait time a nice waitress brought us normal food from the main menu which was very nice. My other problem was that the manageress treated us like second class as we sat outside and she insisted we move inside to the area that the voucher covered. Plus i also noticed that regular paying customers got served first while we waited. It was like our money/voucher was not good enough because we were with the tour company. My suggestion would be to put a value on the lunch voucher and let the people sit where they want , and pick from the main menu The second food location that afternoon was the complete opposite and we even stayed longer there and had some beer as the staff and surroundings were amazing. I would certainly go back here again as they made us feel welcome.

(4 of 5)

K. Brendan the 6/10/19

The Monet' house is lovely and the gardens are spectacular. I'm giving 4 stars because I think a whole day in Giverny is a bit too much. I read a lot of reviews complaining about the lack of time, so I chose to book the whole day option. In my opinion hour and a half is just the right time to see the house (there are only 10 or so rooms opened for the public and it takes no longer than 15 minutes to see them) and the gardens. I guess the people complaining about the lack of time in the half day option had bad luck with traffic and queues during long weekends, official holidays or the high tourist season (July-August). But in the other time half day would be enough in my opinion. Giverny is really small, it's basically one street and after lunch (which start in 12 AM, so you won't be able to return in the gardens after that) there is no much to do. The Impressionist's museum was nice, but we were ready in an hour (max). If you choose the whole day tour, I would recommend you to skip the lunch or go after 13 h to have more time for the gardens (but be prepared there will be a lot of people, so you probably wont' be able to enjoy the lilly's pond and the Japanese bridge too much)

(4 of 5)

G. Elena the 6/7/19

Good but we were told to be at the bus stop at 5 pm. There was no City vision bus there. We got there at 4.45pm and were left sitting in the sun worrying about how we were going to get back to Paris. Eventually at 5.15om a tour guide came to us and told us to board an alternative bus. We should have been informed of this situation.

(3 of 5)

P. Elizabeth the 5/23/19

Number of reviews : 12

Average rating :

(4.3 of 5)

COVID-19 information: Due to the coronavirus situation, our tours are canceled until September 1st. Bookings for tours after this date can be made directly online. Check out our latest update HERE.