Giverny and Monet House Half-Day Guided From Paris

Highlights

  • Avoid long lines with priority access at Giverny

  • Art historian-guided garden tour is included

  • Relax in a luxury coach on the scenic drive from Paris

  • Convenient pickup and drop-off close to the Paris metro

Summary

Claude Monet, the father of the Impressionist art movement of the late 1800s, lived and worked just outside of Paris in Giverny, where he spent his days indulging in his passion for botany and gardening. On this half-day tour from Paris, feast your eyes on his charming home, which sits on a large property made up of extensive gardens.  Your tour starts with departure by coach in either the morning or afternoon (depending on option selected when booking) from the city center. When you arrive at Giverny, take a walk through the front gardens and orchards with your guide, and gaze upon an array of vivid blooms (depending on the season). Then stroll over to the legendary water lily pond that so inspired Monet, and cross the oft-painted Japanese bridge. Enjoy the tranquil environment created by weeping willows and bamboo trees, and pose for photos in your own Impressionist-style landscape. Skip any lines and head inside the house, which was painstakingly restored to its former glory after it was donated by Monet's son to the French Academy of Fine Arts. Your guide leaves you here to explore the kitchen, bedrooms, and other spaces on your own. Admire Monet's private art collection, including Japanese garden prints. Then wander into his studio and peruse the large souvenir shop, where you can purchase reproductions of Monet's paintings, pottery, and even flower seeds.   Your tour ends with the drive back to Paris in the comfort of your coach.

Tour info

Duration
5 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Commentary
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

By pre-booking skip-the-line tickets to Giverny and Monet’s home, secure priority access to the artist’s historic house, gardens, and studio along with round-trip transport from a central location in Paris. An included garden tour is led by an art historian guide for a specialist perspective on the scenes that inspired Monet’s work, from the lily pond to flower beds and the Japanese bridge.

What’s included?

  • Entrance ticket to Giverny (gardens and house)

  • Guided tour of the gardens

  • Round Trip transportation by luxury coach from Paris

  • Service of a licensed guide

  • Entrance ticket to the Musée des Impressionnismes

  • Free time to visit Monet's House

  • Entry/Admission - Fondation Claude Monet

  • Entry/Admission - The Clos Normand - Fondation Claude Monet

  • Entry/Admission - Musée des impressionnismes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Gratuities (optional)

  • Food and drinks

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 5h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

Presentation PARIS CITY VISION is the specialist for visits in Paris and France. We offer more than 400 excursions to many destinations: Paris, Versailles, Giverny, the Loire Valley Castles, Mont Saint Michel and much more. Our mission is to make people discover, experience and share what Paris and France have to offer to travelers from all over the world. HISTORY Founded in 1929, PARIS CITY VISION has 90 years of experience. Its growth has been built around 4 major assets: the experience of its teams with the accompaniment of professional multilingual guides, the international aura and the permanent innovation with original excursions and tours. PARIS CITY VISION welcomes every year 800 000 tourists from all over the world. ACTIVITIES Discover our wide range of experiences: from unmissable excursions to unusual visits, there's something for everyone!

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