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

5/5 (108 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.

 

Pond in Giverny garden
Pond in Giverny 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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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 <a href=" />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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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 108
Average rating : 4.6 /5
5/5
a wonderful outing, very comfortable coach to a beautiful house and garden. plus lovely café! would do again if I could
5/5
Great guide
5/5
Great half day tour of Giverny. The tour guide was excellent and informative. Great way to see the site
5/5
It was a nice tour. Very organized and had seen many major attractions in the city.
5/5
Good tour. Definitely worth it if you are visiting Paris. Efficiently ran by the tour guides. 2 hours is plenty of time to comfortably tour the house and gardens
4/5
Guide on bus gave interesting information about life of Monet. Once at Giverny he dropped us off in front and gave very confusing directions on how to get into the Waterlilly garden and never saw guide again until the bus. Would have been better off with the non guide option since he did no guided tour around the grounds anyway.
5/5
Everything perfect, driver and guide very kind and professional