Half Day Audio Guided Tour of Giverny Monet's Gardens from Paris

5/5 (71 reviews)
  • Description

On this half-day excursion, you can see the Fondation Claude Monet at your own leisure.

The tour leaves from our office near the Louvre, where you’ll be given an audio guide for the visit. After about a 1 hr. 30 min. trip through the verdant countryside, you will arrive in Giverny. You will have two hours to tour Monet’s home, his studio and vibrantly colored gardens.

Claude Monet lived with his family for more than 40 years in this Normand village. Follow in Monet’s footsteps as you visit the house, which includes the “blue sitting room,” his reading room which opens into the “pantry” where he kept tea, oil, spices and eggs. Continue on to the dining room, which houses the private apartments and one of the world’s largest Japanese print collections. 

The visit continues with a stroll through the luscious Monet garden, which was the main source of inspiration for this indisputable founding father of impressionism. During this walk, you can listen to audio guide commentary about Monet’s life, works and career. Take in the vibrant flower-lined central path, which is surrounded by roses, nasturtium, and flowerbeds of all kinds, offering a wide spectrum of color. Cross the Clos-Normand, where you will find flowers from the Far East. Finally, you’ll come upon the magnificent water garden, famous for its water lilies, weeping willows, and the celebrated Japanese bridge spanning the pond. 

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Giverny's garden
Giverny's garden

Please note:

  • Audio guides may not be used inside the Monet House and in the studio, as the rooms are very narrow
  • Audio guides should be picked up at our office before departure
  • Download our tour leaflet by clicking HERE
  • On-site visit duration: 2h

The price includes:

  • Round trip transport in air-conditionned coach
  • Entry Pass for Giverny
  • Audio guide available in 10 languages: French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese, Japenese, Russian, Korean
  • The tour includes Services of an acompanist

The price does not include:

  • Transfers to and from your accommodation in Paris
  • Guided visit

Further information on your confirmation voucher:

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

  • Duration 5 hour(s)
  • Tour language
  • Highlights
  • See Giverny at your own leisure
  • Come discover the life of Claude Monet through audio guide commentary
  • Contemplate the flamboyant garden at Giverny, a source of inspiration for Monet’s impressionist works

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Half Day Audio Guided Tour of Giverny Monet's Gardens from Paris

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2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris
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Metro: Tuileries , Pyramides

Duration

5 hour(s)

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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 71
Average rating : 4.5 /5
3/5
Bus was clean and safe. Female “guide” was impatient and rude! Cost was very high. Cannot see advantage to using Paris CityVision. Next visit to Giverny will take train and bus to Giverny, as before - very affordable.
3/5
Not long enough and was bothered by all the photographs taken. Would definitely go again and have more time. I'm probably not a tour type person.
5/5
Liked not being shepherded around by a guide. We were turned loose and given a timeline and a time to be back at the bus, so we could spend our time concentrating on we liked. For us, one of the high points of the tour was the bus ride to and from Giverny, seeing the countryside beyond Paris and the farms and little towns in the distance.
4/5
A long way to travel for a short visit. But the time wad enough. I listened to all information in the audio guide on the bus on the way there, which I recommend. By doing so you know what you want to see more of when you arrive, and can just enjoy what you see.
5/5
Highly recommend the Giverny tour. The garden was beautiful.
4/5
Love the pen audio tool and you could use it on the way to and from Giverny, repeating some information if you wished. My husband clarified that information should be covered before arrival. Needed at least another 1/2 hour at Giverny to really enjoy and appreciate it. Nice coach, tour guides did great job of keeping many people, different languages on track. Will recommend.
4/5
As may others have mentioned, the 1/2 day tour is a bit short on time spent on site. But the bus ride to and from was very nice. The mad queue at the ticket office in Paris is a bit of a bother, so make sure you arrive at the office well in advance of the tours scheduled time of departure to claim your tickets and seating on the bus.