Guided tour to Giverny: Claude Monet's House and Gardens

5/5 (83 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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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 83
Average rating : 4.6 /5
5/5
Comfortable coach, very knowledgeable tour guide, beautiful place to visit. Would recommend to anyone with an interest in Monet
4/5
The house and gardens were amazing. The tour guide spoke fluent English.
5/5
Beautiful
5/5
The gardens are amazing and I loved all the information that was provided on the way. I only wish that we had more time to sit and enjoy the gardens and walk around the town.
5/5
Our trip to Giverny was amazing and our guide was lovely and friendly and really knew her subject well, even telling us some really funny stories about Monet and tips about where to go to see the best bits and where to find his tomb. Unfortunately I ran out of time to visit the tomb but it’s as good a reason as any to return soon 😃 Even the wet overcast day didn’t spoil the day.
5/5
We don’t usually take guided tours. But, if all guided tours were of this level...especially Anne our guide...we would partake more often.
5/5
While bus drives for more than an hour through Paris up to overcast Normandy audiobox allows tourguide to give history and highlights of Monet's life and art career to those who paid for it. Good talk. Those who didn't have it looked bored. I usually skip the guide option but will happily recommend it this time.