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 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
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.


Cider norman kir (Cocktail aperitif and appetizers in private tour)
Mackerel bread with vegetables and white wine, herbs cream and small salad
Roasted chicken breast, mushrooms cream, smashed potatoes with salted butter
Norman apple pie, vanilla ice cream
White wine or local cider on request
Mineral still or spring water
Coffee or tea (Coffee or tea with sweet treats in private tour)

* Example of menu, subject to modification

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.

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
  • The services of an experienced driver-guide.
  • Admission to Giverny 
  • Self-guided tour of Giverny gardens and Monet's house. 
  • Self-guided tour of the Museum of Impressionism. 
  • 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 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. 

  • 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 (wednesday, friday, sunday)
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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 45
Average rating : 4.9 /5
Love Giverny Driver / guide not happy with stayed in van whole time Not engaging!!!’ Disappointed!
I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves the art of Monet and Van Gogh.
We had a wonderful day. Our guide was very helpful and informative. She was also an excellent driver, which made the trip even more enjoyable. This excursion is to be highly recommended.
Delightful day tour! Our guide Celine was knowledgeable and engaging—she did a top notch job presenting the tour in 2 languages.
We spent a wonderful day and Jean was an excellent tour guide- and driver. You don’t spend too long on the road and there’s enough time to get a good understanding of both Giverny and Auvers. The lunch was good too. Being in a small group made it feel like a personal tour- definitely recommended.
Wonderful English-speaking guide to beautiful gardens and history on two great painters!
Elisa our guide was excellent - her knowledge of Monet, the history of Impressionism and of Van Gogh was superb as was the information she provided about the areas we drove through to get to Giverny and Auvers-Sur-Oise. Monet’s Garden was wonderful, and we arrived in good time before it got too crowded, so that we did not feel we were overwhelmed with others and unable to enjoy the garden as Monet and his friends would have. Thank you Elisa, for a wonderful day, which we will remember for a long time to come!