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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, Monet's gardens are a fairy of colors and fragrances. Feel free to ask your guide about the picturesque village of Giverny and what more there is to see.

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From Paris: Small Group Day Trip to Rouen and Giverny

2. From Paris: Small Group Day Trip to Rouen and Giverny

Combine your visits to Giverny and Rouen into one relaxing day trip just 2 hours outside of Paris. Your tour starts in the authentic Norman city of Rouen, where Claude Monet painted the Cathedral series, inspired by the Notre Dame Cathedral of Rouen. Your walking tour through the streets of Rouen will bring centuries of history to life and give you the chance to discover sights, such as the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Renaissance Parliament of Normandy, the magnificent Hotel de Bourgtheroulde, the St. Joan of Arc church and the old marketplace. Enjoy a fascinating walk through the architectural styles of the last 800 years in this beautiful town full of history. In the afternoon, your guide will share the calm and almost otherworldly beauty of Claude Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny. Learn about the famous Impressionist artist and before exploring 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 before returning back to Paris.

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From Paris: Private Day Trip to Giverny and Auvers sur Oise

3. From Paris: Private Day Trip to Giverny and Auvers sur Oise

After being picked up from your hotel, you will depart in a luxury vehicle for your one hour drive to Giverny, where you enjoy Claude Monet's home and gardens.  You arrive early at Claude Monet's House and Gardens, a Norman orchard that Monet turned into a lavish property full of colorful flowers and other vegetation, including cherry trees, tulips, roses, wisteria, weeping willows, and irises. This attraction includes the following: Monet’s Home: visit the painter's house where he lived with his big family. The yellow dining room, his first workshop, and the kitchen are especially memorable.The Flower Garden: every season and every month, flower beds change, as do tulips, hyacinths, iris, nasturtiums. At any time of the year, find the flower landscapes dear to the impressionist master.The Water Garden: the main subject of painting at the end of his life, Monet liked to spend time there and observe the variations of light and the reflections of his garden on the pond, famous for its water lilies.The Japanese Bridge: see the famous little green bridge crossing his pond with your own eyes. Your guide will then suggest several different options for a nice lunch in the charming village of Giverny.  In the afternoon, head to the town of Auvers-sur-Oise, where Vincent van Gogh spent the final days of his life. See the wheat fields and church that he painted, and visit his room at Auberge Ravoux, where he died. You'll also see the twin graves of van Gogh and his brother, before you head back to Paris

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What people are saying about Giverny

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 39 reviews

Melody was a SUPER tour guide and knew the history and trivia well.

We were more than pleased with this day trip. Every aspect was very enjoyable and interesting. Melody took us to Monet garden and lily pond before it got crowded. She gave us excellent points of information about Monet and his life, and pointed out specific views that Monet painted in his paintings. Rouen was very interesting and fun. Hit all the right spots of historical significance.

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

It was great to have someone to tell us about Monet's visa to the house and the gardens on our visit. Brigitte was a perfect guide.

Despite being a rainy day, the activity was very helpful, all accompanied by an excellent guide ...