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  • Giverny: Monet's House and Gardens Guided Tour

    1. Giverny: Monet's House and Gardens Guided Tour

    Escape the busy city and visit the enchanting home and gardens of the famous impressionist painter Claude Monet. Stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens with your knowledgeable guide and learn more about the flora as well as the importance of the gardens in Monet's paintings.  Meet with your small group (max. 9 people) and your guide before entering the gardens. First, visit the water garden with the water lilies that inspired many of his paintings and then the 'Clos Normand'. Your guide will point out different species of flowers and features of the garden. As you wander through the gardens and visit Monet's house also learn more about Claude Monet's life, and why he became the master of impressionism.  At the end of the tour, you can stay longer to stroll on your own or take a look in the big gift shop before you exit. From early spring till the first days of November, Mo...

    Papa solo avec ma fille de 10 ans qui peint (presque) comme Monet, cette visite nous a enchanté. Brigitte notre guide a su intéresser petits et grands sur les fleurs du jardin, la vie de Monet et sa peinture. Merci!

  • From Paris: Versailles and Giverny Full-Day Trip

    2. From Paris: Versailles and Giverny Full-Day Trip

    Get insight into some of the most famous figures in French history, their lives and how they liked to live. Giverny and Versailles are less than a 1 hour drive west of Paris, so combining them both into one day trip is easy and relaxed. This tour starts with the calm and almost other worldly beauty of Claude Monet’s Home and Gardens in Giverny. Learn about the famous Impressionist artist and then enjoy free time to explore inside his vibrantly colored home, stroll along the charming paths of his flower garden, and admire the water garden with the little green bridge and lake full of his famous water lilies. In the afternoon the guide will share the scandals surrounding the French Revolution and Marie-Antoinette during your visit to the Royal Domain of Versailles. You will enjoy Skip-the-line access into the Palace itself and have free time to explore inside with an audio-guide. Visit t...

    Olivia was a fun and energetic guide. She clearly loves what she does. She was a great driver, too! This is a long day but it’s interesting to experience the differences between the wild gardens of Monet and the structured gardens at Versailles. Enjoy!

  • Small-Group Giverny and Van Gogh's Room in Auvers from Paris

    3. Small-Group Giverny and Van Gogh's Room in Auvers from Paris

    Discover the unparalleled beauty in the Clos Normand and Japanese Water gardens of Claude Monet, in Giverny. You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into one of his Impressionist paintings as you walk among the willow trees and cross the little green bridge over his pond of water lilies. Then you’ll explore the inside of his colorful family home, getting some unique access to whether the artists actually lived and worked. After your visit of Claude Monet’s home and gardens you’ll stop at his tomb to pay your respects to this great man in person. Afterwards, you’ll be off to visit the town of Auvers-sur-Oise where you’ll focus on the troubled life and amazing Post Impressionist art of Vincent Van Gogh. You’ll visit the boarding house where Vincent lived the last 3-months of his life. Next, explore the little town and surrounding area which inspired 77 of his paintings. You’ll visit the g...

    It was excellent tour! Claire has profound knowledge of the subject matter. I highly recommend it.

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What people are saying about Fondation Monet

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4.9 / 5

based on 44 reviews

Olivia was a fun and energetic guide. She clearly loves what she does. She was a great driver, too! This is a long day but it’s interesting to experience the differences between the wild gardens of Monet and the structured gardens at Versailles. Enjoy!

We had the chance to have good weather for this visit of the gardens and the house of Claude Monet. The guide was very friendly and knew the names of the flowers and the painter's life. We had a great visit with her.

enchanted by this visit, everything was very beautiful and the guide really competent, and in addition very kind which contributes to make this day was wonderful

Great tour by Antoine! Not boring at all. He is a very funny and lively guide. Learned so much in this tour.

It was excellent tour! Claire has profound knowledge of the subject matter. I highly recommend it.