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Giverny and Monet's Garden Small-Group Tour from Paris

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Giverny and Monet's Garden Small-Group Tour from Paris

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Travel to Giverny in France’s Upper Normandy region to spend time exploring the home and gardens of the famous painter Claude Monet on this guided tour. Take a luxury bus ride from Paris to Giverny, and then wander the grounds of Monet’s home and garden to see places that inspired the Impressionist painter to create world-known masterpieces. Numbers are limited to 15 people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll spend an intimate day with like-minded art lovers.
  • 5-hour tour of Claude Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people provides an intimate experience
  • Wander around the Impressionist painter’s former home
  • Visit the gardens to see beautiful sights where some of Monet’s inspiration came from
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Transport by air-conditioned Minivan
Local Driver/Guide
Small-group tour limited to 8 people
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

41 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour departs at 1:30pm. Meet at the spot in Paris specified at least 15 minutes before the start time. Please take note that if you’re late, there will not be accommodations made, and you won’t be refunded, so please make sure you're on time.  

Sit back and relax on your luxury bus ride. It takes a little over an hour to get from Paris to Giverny, but once you arrive, stop at Claude Monet’s pink stucco house. Explore the area, and go into rooms where Monet himself sat and lived. Many renovations have been made to the house over the years, but you’ll still see items owned and used by the Impressionist painter himself.

Afterward, it’s on to the garden. Walk around the planted grounds, and take in sights that might look familiar already. Many of Monet’s painting were inspired by his outdoor garden area. See the well-known green archways climbing with plants and shrubs. Plus, catch a glimpse of the bridge Monet painted in his famous Waterlilies and Japanese Bridge.

Follow your group as they board your luxury bus for the ride back to Paris.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Fondation Claude Monet
This half-day trip will lead you to the edge of Normandy, where you will visit the idyllic home of Claude Monet. There, get a Skip-the-Line Access as you enter into the garden with your guide by the special small group entrance! You will have the opportunity to discover the precious collection of Japanese engravings is displayed in several rooms, hung in the marmer chosen by the master of Giverny himself. Claude Monet’s property at Giverny, left by his son to the Académie des Beaux-arts in 1966, has, after completion of large scale restoration work, become the Claude Monet Foundation, inaugurated in 1980. The huge Nymphéas studio, a stone’s throw from the house, has also been restored and contains the Foundation’s Shop.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Clos Normand - Fondation Claude Monet
You will also enjoy time in the gardens which have been replanted as they once were and offer visitors the “painting from nature” which Claude Monet’s contemporaries considered to be one of his masterpieces. The rectangular Clos Normand, with archways of climbing plants entwined around brilliantly coloured shrubs, lies before the house and studios, offering from Spring to Autumn the palette of varying colours to the painter-gardner who was “ecstatic about flowers”.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Clos Normand - Fondation Claude Monet
Lastly, the Water Garden, formed by a tributary of the Epte, lies further away, shaded by weeping willows. With its famous Japanese Bridge, its wistarias, azaleas and its pond, it has once more become that casket of sky and water which inspired the pictorial universe of the water lilies.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Giverny
Take a walk in the village of Giverny. Enjoy an ice cream, have a drink or look for souvenirs to take home.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All clients must make sure to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Late comers will not be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Paris TRIP
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Giverny and Monet's Garden Small-Group Tour from Paris?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Giverny and Monet's Garden Small-Group Tour from Paris?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Giverny and Monet's Garden Small-Group Tour from Paris?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Giverny and Monet's Garden Small-Group Tour from Paris?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Traveler Tips


  • "Very crowded even in beginning of May, so be prepared for that." See review
  • "The only problem with the day was that it fell at the beginning of a long weekend, and the site was packed." See review

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star-5
A beautiful place...and an easy half day trip from Paris!
Linda_A
, Oct 2021
Isabelle was on time, efficient, and informative...THANK YOU! Our trip to Giverney and Monet's Garden was truly lovely--although the time of year (late October) wasn't so great for the gardens, there still were plenty of blooms to enjoy. And we had no rain (cloudy) at the time of our visit. I can only imagine what this place would look like in late spring, early summer, or early fall. Well, hopefully I can return during one of those seasons.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
THANKS SO MUCH Linda for your comments! We are delighted that you had a great experience with Isabelle on her small group tour of Giverny and Monet's Garden from Paris. Isabelle will be delighted to read such a great review from you. Do not hesitate to contact us the next time you come to France and we will be happy to welcome you again on one of our many other tours, to visit other beautiful regions such as Normandy, Brittany, Burgundy, the Loire Valley, or simply during a guided tour to discover some of the hidden gems of our beautiful capital, Paris. Thanks again, and don't forget to tell your friends about this beautiful place, Claude Monet's house and gardens in Giverny! Sincerely, Arnaud and the entire PARIS 'TRIP team
star-5
A great experience for lovers of Monet's work.
Linda_C
, Oct 2021
Even in early October there were still many flowers in bloom. Seeing the water lily pond and Japanese bridges made Monet's paintings paintings come alive. For fans, like me, of Japanese prints, the house is a treasure trove! We had three hours in Givency, and that was enough time to explore the hpuse, the gardens, and walk to the church. Due to Covid it was not at all crowded.
star-5
Bucket list
Ron R
, Oct 2019
Got to tour start point at the last minute due to traffic, but were greeted with open arms and smiles. Our guide Frederick was a fountain of historical knowledge which enhanced the experience. Time at Giverny was about right. Learned a lot and will recommend this to my friends
star-5
Giverny Heaven
Jill_S
, Sep 2019
This was an exceptional tour. Our guide, Ricardo, drove us out of Paris through lovely countryside to Giverny. We beat the tourist crowd and almost had this stunning place to ourselves. You could wander the gardens forever. We even walked to the little church where Monet is buried. Our trip back through countryside with chalk cliffs and little towns and churches. Ricardo was very knowledgeable and so interesting. He went out of his way to make sure the seven of us got back to where we needed to go.
star-5
Holiday with friends
Travel44443081466
, Sep 2019
Monet's gardens were superb. The colours were amazing and the house was interesting with the different colours in the various rooms
star-4
vacationer
Joaquin G
, Jun 2019
place was awesome but the problem that it was overbooked and crowed to the pint that it was very difficult to enjoy..
star-5
Busy day
Mark_K
, May 2019
The only problem with the day was that it fell at the beginning of a long weekend, and the site was packed. Our guide said she’d never seen it that full. She was knowledgeable and helpful. The day was designed for us to be free to walk around the gardens on our own, without having to follow a guide. This format suits me. I had plenty of time to wander around and even take the same path more than once. I would have liked to have had fewer people there, but so it goes. I had a wonderful time, anyway. The gardens are magnificent, by the way, and a fabulous experience for a fan of Impressionist art, or for just a fan of gardens.
star-3
Less than average service for the price
Olessia_S
, May 2019
Booked a half-day tour, which was supposed to be 5 hours. This does not include waiting for driver, getting there and back - so total time at gardens is 1.5 hours. Felt rushed and had to run around in order to see everything there. Very crowded even in beginning of May, so be prepared for that. People are ushered into Monet's house like cattle and you can barely see anything. The cherry on top was the tourist office on Rue de Bourdonnaise, which was the meeting point before the trip - they wouldn't let us use their bathroom facilities even though they had one. After spending so much money on these tickets, this was very bizarre! Tour was scheduled for 1:40 pm, we were the only 2 people on the minibus, not sure why they don't have earlier hours for tours. Honestly I wish we skipped this tour.
star-5
Superb!
Anne_T
, May 2019
This tour was fabulous! Loved seeing Monet's home and gardens. We had plenty of time to wander around. En route, our guide gave us a history of Monet that was very interesting. Afterward, our guide dropped us off near our hotel instead of at the agency, saving us time. I highly recommend this tour.
star-4
Took this tour on Sept. 12th, 2018...
Empress
, Sep 2018
Took this tour on Sept. 12th, 2018. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the impressionists and also does tours at the Louvre. She was very engaging and looked after us well, making sure we got inside the house while the line was small. Her most impressive feat was navigating the traffic circle around the L'arc du Triomphe, down the Champs Elysee and through the Place de Concorde without breaking a sweat. We gave her a hearty round of applause. Shamefully I didn't write down her name!

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