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

5/5 (96 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.

Monet's House at Giverny
Giverny

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.

Giverny gardens of Claude Monet
Giverny gardens

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)
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  • 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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2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris
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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 96
Average rating : 4.6 /5
5/5
Very informative. Beautiful tour.
4/5
The bus ride and tour to and from Giverny was wonderful and very informative. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because I wish that we had more time at the house and gardens.
5/5
Your tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions we had. They were so pleasant as well ! I would highly recommend your tour!
4/5
This is a very good half day tour. What I liked about it was the comfortable ride, quick access to the site, and the courteous staff. I think it would help to have a clearer layout of how the day will proceed (you get a map of the inside of the gardens, which is great, but little information about how to get there. The guides directions were unclear. In his defense, this was his first time to the site. My recommendation would be to tell people to get off the bus, walk towards the site, and meet when you come up from the underpass). Also, a little bit more time at the site would be nice, although I think the two hours is a pretty good amount of time. Overall a very good trip! We have taken a few trips with Paris City tours so far, and have enjoyed all of them. We live in Paris now and I’m sure we will use PCT again soon! It’s a great way to introduce oneself to sites in and around Paris!
5/5
I would recommend it as long as 2 hours at the gardens is enough time. We would have enjoyed more time but with the combination of time it takes to get there, it was just fine.
5/5
Beautiful morning to spend in Monet's garden
5/5
the guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. the house and gardens are beautiful, definitely a worthwhile trip