Small group or privatized tour.
Full day excursion from Paris on the trail of the famous Impressionist painters Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet, in Normandy. Discover at your own pace this places that have inspired artists as Renoir, Sisley or Cézane and immerse yourself in the universe of this prodigious painters thanks to the comments of your guide.
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'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. You can also walk around the village and visit the pretty bookshop / giftshop which occupies the old Waterlilies Workshop.
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
Smoked salmon, salmon rillettes and guacamole
Main course at choice
Bar fillet fennel with caramel of orange
Chicken supreme with spinach, eggplant purée
Dessert at choice
Tonka bean dessert
Œuf mayonnaise OR Salade de tomates
Blanc de Poulet OR Poisson avec frites ou légumes
2 boules de glace
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 especially in “Wheatfield with Crows” and “The church in Auvers-sur-Oise” paintings. 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 hour.
Church in Auvers sur Oise village
Return to your Paris accommodation is scheduled for approximately 5 pm.
The price includes:
Further information on your confirmation voucher:
You will receive your booking confirmation by email, as well as your voucher. Present it to the driver-guide who will pick you up at your accommodation within 30 minutes which follow the time indicated on the voucher.