Located in Normandy in the Eure department, the Giverny village is a tourist attraction renowned for being home to the house and gardens of the famous impressionist painter Claude Monet. Plan your visit thanks to the Giverny guide. The village of Giverny offers an authentic and bucolic setting for a nice walk. Thanks to our Giverny guide, you will be able to plan your visit and discover the emblematic places and monuments in Giverny.
Plan your visit to Giverny village
There are plenty of touristic offers to visit Giverny. You can stroll around the village, visit Claude Monet's house, discover the Giverny Museum of Impressionisms or the Natural Mechanical Museum. Although Giverny is famous for Claude Monet's house and garden, a Giverny one-day tour will also be the opportunity for you to discover its bucolic landscapes, its museums and its authentic charm. We invite you to discover the hidden treasures of Giverny for a surprising visit. You will get a total change of scenery in a short one-hour-and-a-half drive from Paris !
- Must-sees in Giverny
- The hills of Giverny
- The Claude Monet Foundation
- Claude Monet's garden
- Claude Monet's house and studio
- The Museum of Impressionism
- The Museum of Natural Mechanics
- The guest rooms
- Giverny surroundings
You can go to the Giverny Tourist Office located at 80 rue Claude Monet, to get all the information you need to prepare your visit. You will be able to have access to all the tourist brochures of the region every day from the end of March to the beginning of November between 10AM and 6PM.
Go to Giverny from Paris
You can easily get to Giverny from Paris in one hour in a half by car, train or bus.
So you don’t miss anything of the tourist attractions of the city and not risk getting lost, here is a map of Giverny.
From music to painting events, you’ll be able to participate in a great variety of cultural and artistic events in Giverny.
- The Giverny Music Festival
- Chamber Music Festival
- Rock in the Barn Festival
- International Pastel Exhibition
- Normandy and the World festival
- The exhibitions
History and culture
The history of Giverny goes back to the Merovingian dynasty. Before Claude Monet decided to live there, the town was already attracting artists and urban people in search of calm and inspiration.
Plan your visit to Monet’s house and garden
Claude Monet decided to settle down in a house in Giverny where he spent his last years. The charm of the place inspired many of his paintings. He completely transformed his estate into a true floral masterpiece. Listed as Historical Monument, Claude Monet's house attracts more than 500 000 visitors every year. You can visit his studio as well as the water garden, a real vegetable garden.
To visit Monet’s house and its flower garden, you can choose between a skip-the-line audio guided tour, a day trip from Paris or a ticket combining a Monet's house guided tour including a visit to the Versailles Palace or Auvers-sur-Oise.
The Claude Monet Foundation is open every day of the week from March, 22nd to November, 1st 2019 from 9:30AM to 6PM.
Giverny is more crowded during the school holidays and when the weather is fine. To make the most of your visit, you should get there during the week and avoid going there during school holidays.
How long does it take to visit Giverny?
The length of your visit will depend on your interest in the artist and the time you can spend there. To best prepare your visit, give yourself 2 hours to explore the house and both gardens.
Monet's house is located at 84 rue Claude Monet, Giverny. You will be able to get there by car, but also by train. You will need to stop at the Vernon train station where you will have to take a shuttle bus.
The must-dos and must-sees
During your Giverny adventure, you will discover Claude Monet's house, workshop and gardens. The place was a great source of inspiration for Monet witnessed by his paintings such as “Le bassin aux nymphéas”.
Before visiting Monet's house and gardens, we invite you to discover its history and the biography of the painter. To better understand the works of the famous painter, discover the history of the Impressionist movement.
- Claude Monet
- Alice Hoschedé, Claude Monet's girlfriend.
- Monet's paintings at the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris
- The Impressionists
- Impressionist works
How can we talk about a painter without mentioning his works? Discover Claude Monet's world-famous paintings. You will learn everything about their history and secrets.
- The major works
- Rouen Cathedral
- Poppies in Argenteuil
- The collection of Japanese prints
- The woman in the green dress
- Paintings around the Saint-Lazare train station in Paris
- Impression, Sunrise
- The Millstones
- Water Lilies
- Monet's works in Norway