Half Day Guided Tour of Giverny Monet's Gardens from Paris

5/5 (123 reviews)
  • Description

Half-day excursion from Paris to visit the house and the gardens of Claude Monet, the well-known Impressionist painter, with a professional guide. Immerse yourself in the world of the painter, famous for his landscape canvases and numerous views of his garden, such as the "Water Lilies," the "Japanese Bridge" and "The Irises." Your visit will also include the beautiful water lily pond, with its play of colors and Monet's legendary Japanese-inspired bridge. Learn about the artist's daily life by visiting his home and his studio.

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Giverny's garden

Set off from our agency in Central Paris for a unique excursion in the footsteps of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet. Admire the lush green landscapes of the French countryside as you travel by luxury air-conditioned coach to the small Normandy village of Giverny. The trip will take approximately one and a half hours. The painter and gardener Claude Monet lived there for 43 years, with his family of eight children, from 1883 until his death in 1926.

Passionate about gardening and color variations, he designed his flower garden, fruit tree orchard and water garden as if they were works of art. As you visit the gardens at Giverny, you will see the central pathway leading up to the house, bordered by different varieties of nasturtiums and roses, as well as the multicolored flower beds full of tulips, narcissi, daffodils, irises and peonies. Stroll through the Clos Normand Flower Garden, which is home to many plants of Eastern origins, until you reach the lavish water garden, so famous for its water lilies, weeping willows and green-painted Japanese Bridge (bridges like this are traditionally red in Japan). Be captivated by Giverny's unique atmosphere, its light and the reflection of clouds on the water.

Take the opportunity to explore Monet's pink-plastered house, where he lived and worked for many years (guided tours are not permitted due to the lack of space). Discover the blue reading room, which leads into the larder and Claude Monet's studio, where the doyen of the french impressionists worked until 1889. These rooms, as well as those of his private apartments, have been reconstructed with the original furniture that was already in the house in Monet's day. Visit the sunny yellow dining room, which has been reconstructed down to the very last detail. It was very modern for its time, with earthenware dishes and a kitchen tiled with local blue and white Rouen tiles. In the Dining Room, admire one of the most important collections of Japanese prints in the world.

Flowers
Flowers

At the end of your visit, take advantage of the village and the pretty gift and book shop; it is housed in what was once the studio where Monet painted the huge Water Lilies canvases. It stretches for more than 3,200 square feet! The shop offers a wide range of products linked to the Impressionist's work: postcards, posters, teas, books, official Claude Monet tableware, flower seeds and plants.

The price includes:

  • Transport to and from Paris by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance ticket to: Giverny House and Gardens
  • Services of a tour guide

The price does not include:

  • Transfers to and from your accommodation in Paris

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 present it to the PARISCityVISION office on the day of your departure.

  • Duration 5 hour(s)
  • Tour language
  • Highlights
  • Half-day excursion to Giverny from Paris by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Experience the world of Claude Monet, the most important Impressionist painter, with one of our expert guides
  • Tour of the lush gardens at Giverny: the Clos Normand Garden, blooming with flowers, and the Japanese Water Garden
  • Explore Monet's studio and the house he lived in for more than 40 years

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Half Day Guided Tour of Giverny Monet's Gardens from Paris

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2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris
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Metro: Tuileries , Pyramides

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5 hour(s)

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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 123
Average rating : 4.6 /5
3/5
Our guide provided interesting information about Monet and Giverny on the bus but shortly after we arrived we were on our own. The tour enabled us to bypass the long line waiting to enter the property but Giverny was extremely crowded the day of our tour. An accident tied up traffic on our way to Giverny so there wasn't much time to see the house and gardens before we had to board the bus to return to Paris.
3/5
The house and gardens are a must see. The tour is not really guided, they just give you so information on the bus, then walk you to the house and show you how to get back to the bus.
5/5
The gardens were as beautiful as I had hoped - even better than Keukenhof in the Netherlands. Enough time to see everything & even get a bite to eat. Very enjoyable & informative. It was something I had always wanted to do & Paris City Vision made it a great day. Thank you.
4/5
The time in Giverny was rushed. Half an hour more would be great. Time for a coffee or drink. It would have been nice to have water on the bus. The guides were excellent, especially the guide for the English speakers. Saturday afternoon 04.05.2019
3/5
I booked our tour online, but was required to line up at the office for more than an hour to pick up the tour ticket in a two minute transaction. The line-up that was out of the door included those that were booking tours for that day and requiring lengthy consultations. Why not have a separate queue for those that have booked online; or deliver the ticket online by PDF? A frustrating start for an otherwise pleasant tour. Several of the older folks complained about the walking pace of the guide . . . but this can be expected with a tour with a range of ages.
5/5
Very enjoyable
5/5
Tour of Giverny was great. Checking in at the office was dreadful. If one pays online, one should not have to wait for 30 mins while others go to buy tickets and take 15 mins to decide what they want. Very poor organisation.