Audio Guided Tour of Giverny Monet's Gardens from Paris, Lunch included

5/5 (7 reviews)
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An all-inclusive outing to tour Giverny at your leisure. You will discover Monet's house, the gardens at Giverny, the village and the Museum of Impressionisms.

Head to our PARISCityVISION 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 how the day is organized and will give you an audio guide for use outdoors only.

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.

 

Claude Monet's paintings
Claude Monet's paintings

Your visit continues with a walk through the Giverny 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.

You will then be invited to dine at Les Nymphéas, where lunch is served from noon to 2:00 pm. This restaurant is next to the Monet Foundation and across from Monet's house and serves traditional Norman cuisine featuring recipes from the days of Claude Monet. After lunch you can linger a bit longer in the world of the impressionist painter.

 

Gardens of Giverny
Gardens of Giverny

Begin your afternoon with a trip to the Museum of Impressionisms. Here you will learn about the origins of the movement launched by Claude Monet, its different schools and its influence in the art world. You can also enjoy its garden, which is just as flower-packed as Monet's gardens with colorful beds, aromatic plants, rose bushes and a breathtaking poppy field. 

Take time to walk through the village and stop in the handful of painting and sculpture galleries dotted throughout the charming streets. Your day will conclude at Au Coin du Pain’tre, an artisanal bakery near Sainte Radegonde Church and Monet's tomb. Indulge in a gourmet treat, which is served from 3:30 pm and showcases Normandy specialties, before hitting the road to return to Paris.

You will board the coach around 5:15 pm and arrive at our office 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.
  • Download our tour leaflet by clicking HERE
  • The audio guides cannot be used inside Monet's house.
  • Self-guided tour of the Museum of Impressionisms
  • Temporary exhibits:
    Japonisms/Impressionisms, March 30 to July 15
    Henri-Edmond Cross: Painting Happiness, July 24 to November 4

    The price includes :

    • Admission to Monet's House
    • Admission to the Museum of Impressionisms
    • Lunch at Les Nymphéas restaurant between 12:00 and 2:00 pm
    • Round trip transportation in an air conditioned coach from central Paris
    • Gourmet snack after 3:30 pm
    • Group coordinator

    The price does not include:

      • Transfers to and from your accommodation

      Further information on your confirmation voucher :

      You will receive your confirmation and your voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your voucher and redeem it to the PARISCityVISION office on the day of your departure

      • Duration 10:30 hour(s)
      • Tour language
      • Highlights
      • An enchanting experience in the impressionist world of Claude Monet
      • Audio guide commentary for Giverny Gardens along the splendid, multicolored paths
      • Visit Monet's home on your own to get a taste of his daily life
      • Discover the origins of the artistic movement with a self-guided tour of the Museum of Impressionisms

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      Audio Guided Tour of Giverny Monet's Gardens from Paris, Lunch included

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      Metro: Tuileries , Pyramides

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      • Customer reviews
      Number of reviews : 7
      Average rating : 4.6 /5
      5/5
      Full day in Giverny on your own. Wonderful way to see this delightful, historic town. The second desert was superfluous but it tasted great the next day. Audio pen worked very well. Would definitely take another tour by this group.
      5/5
      An excellent tour--the gardens are beautiful and the audioguide is very good.. The small museum also has a lovely garden. The only improvement I could suggest is a more careful description of how to find the parking area when returning from the garden. It isn't well marked and the path isn't obvious.
      5/5
      freedom to move at own pace
      4/5
      Great tour although afternoon is actually the better time to go for photography. Lunch was only good. The morning part of the tour almost seemed rushed which made our full day seem much the better option.
      5/5
      Guide was friendly ,helpful and informative
      4/5
      I would recommend a full day tour to Giverny .People who opted for the half day had very little time to view the gardens due to late arrival .Best time was between morning and afternoon tours due to less crowding.
      4/5
      Overall a great day out. It was lovely to have so much time to wander around Monet's garden, the museum and the village of Giverny. The audio guide was good. I felt that we missed out on a little information that the guided tour got. The journey to Giverny was simply a transport one. We didn't get the chance to drive through Vernon or any overview of Impressionists in Paris. Our guide in the morning was reluctant to talk but the afternoon guide was lovely.