Guided Tour to Giverny Monet's gardens and Auvers sur Oise from Paris in a Small Group, Lunch included

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Small group or privatized tour.

Pick-up at your Paris accommodation at 8:15 pm for a minibus journey of around one hour and 15 minutes to Giverny Monet

Full day excursion from Paris on the trail of the Impressionist painters Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet. Explore Monet's house, studio, and magnificent gardens, as well as the village and guest house where Van Gogh spent the last days of his life. In the company of your official guide, soak up the world of these prodigious painters and explore the places where they lived and which inspired their work.

As you travel by minibus for around an hour and a quarter, admire the lush, green landscapes of the French countryside as you listen to commentary provided by your guide en route to the small Normandy village of Giverny. For 43 years, it was home to Claude Monet, his wife and children, until the painter's death in 1926.

Claude Monet House
Claude Monet's dining room

During your visit, admire the multi-coloured flower beds, many different plant species originally from the East, the stunning water garden with its famous water lilies, and its Japanese bridge, so often the subject of Monet's paintings. Then take your time exploring the pink house, Claude Monet's place of work and his home (guided tours of the interiors are not permitted due to limited space). After your visit, make the most of your free time and enjoy a self-guided visit of Giverny's Impressionisms Museum, dedicated to the Impressionist movement in France and abroad. Why not also take the opportunity to visit the village or the gift and book shop, formerly the studio in which Monet painted the Water Lilies.

After your two-hour visit, enjoy a tasty lunch at the Moulin de Fourges restaurant just ten minutes from Giverny.

Menus in small group tours*:

Green lentils and smoked haddock, salad / Normandy-style chicken, fricassee of vegetables / Traditional apple tart, vanilla ice cream

Menus** in private basis tours*:

Starter at choice: Tomato and fresh goat's cheese with basil or Smoked salmon, salmon rillettes and guacamole
Main course at choice: Bar fillet fennel with caramel of orange Or Chicken supreme with spinach, eggplant purée
Dessert at choice: Lemon pie Or Tonka bean dessert

Child Menu**:
Œuf mayonnaise Or Salade de tomates / Blanc de Poulet Or Poisson avec frites ou légumes / 2 boules de glace

Vegetarian Menu**:

Tarte de légumes de saison et bouquet de salade frisée / Farandole cuite et crue de légumes du moment / Tarte aux pommes (crème glacée ou crème)


1/4 bottle of red wine (while wine on request)

* Example of menu, subject to modification
** The menu is not available in english

After lunch, it will be time to move on to Auvers sur Oise for a guided tour of this picturesque village, where the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh spent the final 70 days of his life in 1890. At the peak of his artistic skill, he painted a great many works in Auvers sur Oise, depicting peasant life as well as the architecture of the village. While in Auvers, visit the Pension Ravoux guest house and the artist's bedroom, as well as the church and its cemetery, the last resting place of both Vincent Van Gogh and his brother Theo. Your visit will last for approximately one and a half hours.

Auvers sur Oise village
Church in Auvers sur Oise village

Return to your Paris accommodation is scheduled for approximately 5 pm.

Please note:

  • The itinerary and schedule shown are subject to change depending on traffic or variations in opening hours at the attractions
  • On-site visit duration: 7h

The price includes:

  • Minibus transfers to and from your Paris accommodation
  • Services of a driver tour guide
  • Admission to Giverny 
  • Self-guided tour of Monet's house, a visit to the gardens, and the Impressionisms Museum in Giverny
  • Lunch (drinks included)
  • Visit to Auvers sur Oise and the Ravoux Guest House (Van Gogh's bedroom)

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 give it to the driver-guide on the day of your departure.

  • Duration 9:30 hour(s)
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  • Highlights
  • Follow in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet from Paris by minibus
  • Small group tour (maximum of eight people) with a driver-interpreter guide
  • Transfers to and from your Paris accommodation
  • Self-guided visit at Claude Monet's house and the Museum of Impressionisms in Giverny
  • Stroll through Giverny's lush gardens: the Clos Normand flower garden and the Water Garden
  • Visit the village of Auvers sur Oise, a source of so much inspiration for Vincent Van Gogh 

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Guided Tour to Giverny Monet's gardens and Auvers sur Oise from Paris in a Small Group, Lunch included – Small group tour
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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 35
Average rating : 4.9 /5
It was super great !!! Our guide was quite good. She gave us a lot of information and very kind.
A very well conceived tour giving Impressionist art lovers the chance to sample the French country life which so greatly captivated these two special artists. Thanks to PCV and our lovely tour guide Eric
I HIGHLY recommend this tour. We arrived in Paris on Tuesday evening and planned this for Wednesday so we could rest, if needed. Giverny is beautiful and we had a wonderful lesson before arriving from our escort. Once we arrived she got us situated at Monet's home (self-guided) where we walked inside, walked in the gardens, then went to the pond. The time allotted is perfect and our guide made sure to recommend going inside before the crowds arrived (which they did ab out an hour after our arrival). We then had time left to walk the small town and see Monet's family gravesite. Lunch provided was good and the location was great. Finally we went to Auvers-sur-oise where the guide took us around (except for Van Gogh's apartment since the facility provides explanation there). Although this town is smaller than Giverny it was an exceptional. They post signs with Van Gogh's artwork at the location he would have set up his painting eisel, including a field. We were more Monet fans but the tour made us appreciate them equally. It was the guide, the lesson provided, the location, and the overall experience that made this an amazing way to start our Parisian holiday. I highly recommend and well worth the expense!!! It was the favorite thing we all did (me, my husband, and my 11- and 16-year-old daughters all agreed) -- and we did a LOT!!!
Fantastic experience. The driver was wonderful. Going with a small group made the experience very enjoyable. The outdoor lunch was picturesque.
I highly recommend the Giverny and Auvers sur Oise tour. With two kids, it was easier to go on a tour than finding connecting trains to the 2 locations. Guide came to pick us up on time. He was very professional. The lunch was fabulous! At first I thought EUR 209 per person was expensive but it was well worth it. Both visits were amazing—no regrets for spending the day at those two places.
Our guide was knowledgeable,friendly, and thoughtful. We visited Auvers-sur-Oise first so that we didn’t end our day in a cemetery thinking about the tragedy of Van Gogh’s short life. And the afternoon visit to Monet’s house ensured that the water lilies would be open for some spectacular photos!