Popular Half-Day Tours in Normandy
Our most recommended Normandy Half-Day Tours
1. Half-Day Trip to Giverny from Paris
Enjoy a half-day trip to the former home of Claude Monet, one of the most famous painters of French Impressionism. Located in the tiny hamlet of Giverny on the banks of the River Seine, 50 miles west of Paris, the house and gardens were bequeathed to the Académie des Beaux-Arts by his son in 1966. They were opened as a public museum in 1980 following large-scale restoration work. Depending on the option you choose, your tour will either be guided, audio guided or at your own leisure. Depart Paris and travel by comfortable air-conditioned coach. As there is no direct public transport to Giverny, this is the ideal way to get there. You will drive via the western districts of Paris and take the Normandy motorway as far as Bonnières. After crossing the River Seine at Vernon, continue to Giverny through the wooded plateaus of Eure. Giverny attracted several Impressionist painters in the 19...
Would have given a five star if not so busy. Well worth the cost. However, due to the crowds and long lines, not as enjoyable as hoped.
2. Giverny: Monet's Garden Half-Day Tour from Paris
Explore the beautiful village and home in Upper Normandy where the Impressionist artists, Claude Monet spent the last 40 years of his life. Visit the charming village of Giverny, and discover why it proved such a source of inspiration for Impressionist artists. Following your transfer from Paris, look inside the house where Monet lived and worked. Set within an exquisite valley of the River Seine, the gardens and surroundings formed a great part of the subject matter for his paintings after he moved there in 1883. Once your have seen the rooms where the artist lived with his family, stroll through 2 unique gardens that Monet designed and modified throughout his life. See more than 100 different types of flowers, and intertwined foliage in Monet’s Flower Garden. Then, feel as if you have stepped into one of his paintings in the Japanese Garden. Go to the lake full of water lilies, and ...
Lovely trip to Givernay Nice visit to Monet's grave and stroll through his lovely village.
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, a private tour of no more than 8, or a private tour of no more than 8, in your preferred language. With your driver-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. Next, visit the village of Giverny with its stunning Romanesque Radegonde Church and Monet's Grave. Conclude the tour with a tasty drink in a local coffee shop.
The tour was in English. Tour guide Pascal was amazing! His great knowledge of French history added some spice to tour. Giverny was glorious! The tour pace was excellent! It was an fantastic 1/2 day tour; exactly what we were hoping for!
4. From Paris: Giverny Visit to Monet's Home
Leave Paris behind for a scenic drive to Normandy with your knowledgeable driver-guide to discover the beautiful home of the "Father of Impressionism" – Claude Monet. Experience the famous gardens that fill Monet's paintings. View the water garden shaded by weeping willows, with the famous Japanese bridge, wisterias, azaleas, and the well-known lily ponds. Enjoy the quaint charm of Monet's home as you admire the precious collection of Japanese engravings on display. Stop at the Nympheas studio, home to the Foundation's Shop, where you can choose to pick up a souvenir. See the Clos Normand with its archways of climbing plants entwined around brilliantly colored shrubs, offering the perfect palette from spring to autumn. Wander around the village that attracted large numbers of American artists between 1883 and 1920. These men and women soon formed an important artist's colony in the vi...
Monet's house and gardens exceeded my expectations. There was so much in bloom for May, and the gardens are beautifully maintained. The house is also beautiful. I thought the cost of $121 was a bit high considering it was basically just a ride out to the location and back. It's about one hour from Paris, so we had a total of two hours to explore the house and gardens and gift shop. It would have been nice to have time for lunch, but alas we did not.
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Nina was an excellent guide, she led us through the garden and house giving us the most important information about the place and the artist. Monet became real in front of our eyes and his artwork meaningful. Nina also gave us a tour of the cemetery where Monet’s family tomb is located. This gave us an opportunity to understand family ties and the connection the Monets had to Giverny. A truly meaningful visit!
A pleasant and interesting outing, the duration well suited, the description reflects the reality of the product. The guide is very enthusiastic and the visit also leaves freedom.
the garden is well cared for and I was lucky enough to see the water lilies in bloom. the routes to visit the house are clear and the staff were efficient. I highly recommend it
It was a very nice and beautiful trip to Giverny - we definitely can recommend it!
Beautiful gardens William our tour guide was awesome!