Half Day Guided Tour of Giverny Monet's Gardens from Paris, in a Small Group

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Excursion available in a small group or on private basis

Pickup at your Paris accommodation at 1:15 p.m. for a minibus journey of around one hour and 15 minutes to Giverny. This tour is limited to a maximum of eight participants to allow you to enjoy a personalized excursion with your driver-guide.

Half-day excursion from Paris to the house and beautiful gardens of the most famous Impressionist painter, Claude Monet, in the company of an official guide. Experience the world of this supremely talented artist, famed for his landscape paintings, including "The Water Lilies,” "The Japanese Bridge" and "The Irises.” Admire the fairy-tale water lily pond, with its play of light and colors, as well as Monet's legendary Japanese bridge. Learn about the painter's daily life by visiting his home and studio.

Claude Monet's Office
Claude Monet's Office


This is one of our Giverny tours which offers a unique opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Claude Monet. As you travel by minibus, watch the lush, green landscapes of the French countryside speed by as you listen to commentary provided by your driver-guide, who will take you to the small Norman village of Giverny. The artist and gardener Claude Monet lived there for 43 years, with his wife and children, until his death in 1926.

Inspired by color variations and gardening, he designed his flower garden, fruit trees and water garden as if they were one of his paintings. During your visit, stroll along the path leading up to the house, bordered by varieties of nasturtiums and roses, and take in the multicolored flower beds and their tulips, irises, narcissi and peonies. Follow your guide through the Clos Normand, a flower garden with numerous plants from the East, until you reach the exquisite water garden, famous for its water lilies, weeping willows and green-painted Japanese bridge. Be captivated by the atmosphere and the play of light over the pond, made so famous by Monet's paintings.

Then take your time exploring Claude Monet's pink house, his place of work and home for many years (guided tours of the interiors are not permitted due to limited space). Discover the blue reading room, the larder and Claude Monet's studio, reconstructed with the original furniture, and his private apartments. See the dining room, very modern in its day, with earthenware dishes and a kitchen tiled with blue and white tiles from Rouen. In the dining room, examine one of the world's largest collections of Japanese prints.


Japanese pond
Japanese pond

After your visit, make the most of your free time and visit Giverny's Impressionisms Museum, dedicated to the Impressionist movement in France and abroad. You can also enjoy the village and the charming gift and book shop, housed in what was once the Water Lilies studio. It covers more than 3,200 square feet and offers a wide range of gifts linked to the art of Claude Monet.

After your two-hour visit, you will return to your Paris accommodation by minibus.

Starting on April 1 2018, the return trip to Paris goes via Route des Crêtes to Vétheuil. You can therefore enjoy the exceptional panorama over the Seine, as well as the authentic and picturesque countryside passing before your eyes. You will pass by extremely beautiful villages hewn out of the rock, such as La Roche-Guyon, and you'll be stunned by the breathtaking views this route affords you.

Please note:

  • The itinerary and schedule are subject to change depending on traffic or variations in opening hours at the attractions
  • On-site visit duration: 2h

The price includes:

  • Minibus transfers to and from your Paris accommodation
  • Services of our driver-guide
  • Entrance ticket to Giverny 
  • Self-guided visit of Monet's house, tour of gardens
  • Self-guided visit at the Museum of Impressionisms in Giverny

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 5 hour(s)
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  • Half-day excursion to Giverny from Paris by minibus
  • Small group tour (maximum of eight people) with a driver-guide
  • Transfers to and from your Paris accommodation
  • Free time to visit Monet's studio and house, his home for more than 40 years
  • Stroll through the lush gardens of Giverny: the Clos Normand with its profusion of flowers and the Japanese Water Garden
  • Visit the Impressionisms Museum in Giverny 

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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 107
Average rating : 4.7 /5
We were lucky that the weather was beautiful. Our tour guide walked us through the various locations and clearly specified where to meet for the return journey. I wish we could have had more time to spend in the Musee d’Impressionisme
Loved the ease of being picked up at the hotel, nice minvan, likable gentlemanly driver. However if commentary on Monet was supposed to be part of the ride out his English was a struggle for him. Giverny is well worth your time.
Worth the visit
Very good
Excellent driver, good knowledge of the area. Fabulous day had
This tour made it so easy by being picked up and returned to our hotel. While driving to the gardens our guide told us a biography of Monet. Also pointing out places where he had lived and giving little histories of these places. The guide was exceptional, knowledgeable, thoughtful and considerate. Would definitely book another tour.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Giverny. I am glad I didn’t try this on my own. Danielle made the visit very pleasant and informative.