Musée des Impressionnismes

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From Paris: Giverny Audio-Guided Tour

1. From Paris: Giverny Audio-Guided Tour

The departure will be at 7:45 AM from a centrally located agency. It will take about 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach the idyllic location, the lovely Norman village of Giverny. Discover the place of inspiration where Claude Monet, master of the Impressionist movement, created his most beautiful works. By visiting the artist's house and gardens, still in its original look, let yourself be carried away by Monet's imagination. Enjoy the vibrant colors as you listen to your audio guide and make your way through the two gardens which are an exceptional work of art in themselves. When crossing the Japanese bridge inside the water garden, you won’t miss the famous water lilies and the majestic weeping willows decorating the charming pond. In the paths of the Clos Normand (the Norman enclosed plot), the flower beds will dazzle your eyes with their endlessly varied colors and will lead you to daydream and romanticize. Stride along the streets of this charming little village, and stroll through the painters' and sculptors' galleries. Complete your day by visiting the museum of impressionism which has one of the most beautiful collections of Impressionist works.

Monet's Garden Bike Tour from Paris

2. Monet's Garden Bike Tour from Paris

Begin this full-day Monet bike tour with a scenic coach journey through the spectacular wheat and sunflower fields of Normandy. Speed by the lazy Seine River, and stop off at the village of Vernon. Here, you will visit the charming farmers' market to buy picnic supplies. Then, hop-on your bike and pedal across the river to a beautiful park along the banks of the Seine. After lunch, enjoy a relaxing 3-mile (5-kilometer) ride down bike paths to the village of Giverny. Cruise past Giverny Church and its cemetery, which contains graves of local citizens dating back to the 17th Century, as well as British soldiers from World War 2, and even Monet himself buried within his family's vault. Pass Hotel Baudy, where Impressionist painters Manet and Renoir used to paint. You will then arrive at the highlight of the day, Monet's Garden. Spend about 90 minutes exploring the gardens and house, including the famous water lily pond where some of his most famous works originated. Additionally, you can explore the village of Giverny, which boasts the American Museum of Art, located across the street from Monet's Gardens, as well as numerous cafés and small streets begging to be discovered.

From Paris: Monet Impressionism Tour to Giverny by Minibus

3. From Paris: Monet Impressionism Tour to Giverny by Minibus

Enjoy this half-day trip to Claude Monet’s home and gardens. Choose between a public tour or a private tour in your preferred language and explore the home and its beautiful surroundings. With your guide, discover the lily pond and its famous Japanese bridge, Monet’s main sources of inspiration at the end of his life. Then visit the flower garden, the house, and the former studio of the great painter. The house of the great master is a unique place where you can see how he lived and worked, from his studio to the kitchens. Discover the beautiful works of Monet which depicted Normandy. After exploring the home, discover the charming village of Giverny. Take some time to stroll through its small streets, before heading back to Paris.

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What people are saying about Musée des Impressionnismes

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 280 reviews

It was very nice and relaxed. The garden and house can be quite crowded though. Would probably go again on a weekday instead of weekend. Our guide was cool, I just did not expect there to be so much info while we were on the bus. My wife found it all very interesting, I preferred sleeping. The bike tour, market in Vernon, and picnic by the Seine were great, and Monet's house and garden were very beautiful and far larger than I expected.

Wow! Loved this private tour of Giverny. Our guide and driver were so professional, prompt, and kind. They picked us up early at our apartment and brought us back right in time for lunch. My young family and I were able to navigate the crowds with expert guidance from our guide and enjoyed every minute. I’m so glad we came to see Giverny and so thankful we found this service for a smooth, worry-free transfer and delightful experience!

The tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and experienced with the subject matter and the area we were exploring. The tour overall was organized and well worth the money. We thoroughly enjoyed the market shopping, picnic lunch, bike riding and of course the spectacular Monet property, which is filled with so many beautiful flowers that really bring his paintings to life! Thanks for a great experience!

This ride is excellent. You visit charming places and reach areas that you normally do not see in other types of transport. The super comfortable tour, the guide always attentive and friendly. First you go to a super typical market, buy your supplies and start the bike ride to have a picnic next to a lake. Getting to Giverny like this makes this experience unique. Super recommended.

This was a wonderful adventure. Our guide Richard (From Cambridge) was fantastic and very knowledgeable. The local marché in Vernon was great to buy our picnic food. Monet garden was a bit crowded. Suggest starting your visit with the water garden.