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

5/5 (51 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. 

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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Metro: Tuileries , Pyramides

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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 51
Average rating : 4.6 /5
5/5
Good and clear background information provided by bus, including advice about how to focus our limited time at Giverny.
3/5
The bus was comfortable and our guide was friendly. My only complaint is that the tour was too rushed. We had a 15-minute walk to and from Monet's house and only an hour to enjoy the gardens, house, and water lily ponds. I never made it to the gift shop and I felt rushed. Suggest expanding the tour to two full hours for the visit.
4/5
There could be more explanation or handouts about history of Monet and giverny. Two hours was plenty of time at giverny. Maybe there could have been a drive around the surroundings would be nice. Giverny is beautiful when in bloom and worth the visit.
5/5
The best thing I did in Paris
5/5
A definite must on you next Paris holiday in summer
4/5
Lovely to visit! More information about Paris as we left would have been good
4/5
I don’t think Monet’s house and garden are easy to get to via public transport, so this was an easy, quick way to get there. We were provided with a useful brochure on the bus, which included a plan of the gardens, with commentary via the headsets. These could also be used on site. I did find this somewhat limiting compared to groups who had their own guide in the gardens, so would have preferred a person on site, to ask questions and get more detail.