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

5/5 (43 reviews)
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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'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. 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)

Drinks:

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

* 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)
  • Tour language
  • 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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Departure

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Duration

9:30 hour(s)

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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 43
Average rating : 4.9 /5
5/5
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.
5/5
Delightful day tour! Our guide Celine was knowledgeable and engaging—she did a top notch job presenting the tour in 2 languages.
5/5
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.
5/5
Wonderful English-speaking guide to beautiful gardens and history on two great painters!
5/5
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!
5/5
Our tour guide -- Celine (like the singer) -- was exceptionally meticulous about keeping time, ensuring that we did not miss anything on the tour. She was well-informed, seasoned, attentive and always considerate in her responses to questions. We enjoyed her company (she had a good sense of humor) and could we absorb everything she was saying because of the simplicity of her words. Thank you, Celine.
5/5
Excellent tour of both locations plus lunch with good wine. Tour guide ‘Andre’ provided in-depth information along the way and we enjoyed his sense of humour.