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Guided Tour of Giverny Monet’s Gardens from Paris

Paris, France
Excellent
Duration

5 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

28 people

Languages

ENG

Overview

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.

Set off from 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.

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.

You can also complete your excursion with a visit to the Musée des Impressionnismes, an ideal place to discover this artistic movement.

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Highlights

  • 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
  • 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

Itinerary

Included/Excluded

  • Guided tour of the Musée des Impressionismes
  • Services of a tour guide
  • Entrance ticket to: Giverny House and Gardens
  • Transport to and from Paris by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup
  • Meal
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Any extra services

Tour's Location

Paris, France

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Edwin Hagen
02/12/2022
So beautiful! The gardens were superb and it was a great time.
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Roobens Charles
19/11/2022
Very interesting insight into Monet's world. A good way to visit the gardens.
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Andrew Wylie
16/11/2022
Lovely to see the gardens. We had a helpful guide and the experience was a good one!
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Felix Thiele
18/10/2022
This was a fascinating and quite beautiful experience! A must-see for anyone interested in art, colors, and gardens. Would definitely do it again. ❤😍
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Jonathan Karl
13/08/2022
I loved this trip, the gardens were magnificent, and the weather was perfect.
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Jimena Castillo
26/07/2022
Overall experience was awesome. The gardens were spectacular with a variety of flowers and colors, and the color combination was crazy.
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Mariel Cadallo
06/07/2022
Loved this tour so much! I really enjoyed the gardens and Our guide was fantastic, informing us of the great story of Monet.
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Nataly Suarez
29/06/2022
The Garden was fantastic! Glorious. We were lucky to have a perfect day. Our guide was very engaging and kind.
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Marko Gligic
26/06/2022
This was a good tour with our fantastic guide, Every detail was covered and it was a pleasant excursion to the countryside to see Monet's gardens.
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Nilo Farzam
30/05/2022
Perfect weather and very less people... just lovely tour!
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