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From Paris: Giverny Audio Guide with Painting & Lunch Option

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49 reviews

From Paris: Giverny Audio Guide with Painting & Lunch Option

From US$ 162.30 per person

Discover the lovely village of Giverny on this outing from Paris. Explore Monet's world, including his home and gardens, and stroll through the village. Enjoy a painting experience with a local artist, and relish an optional 3-course lunch.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Kannada, Portuguese, Russian
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the scenic village of Giverny, the former home of Claude Monet
  • Visit Monet's house and explore his gardens
  • Create your own painting helped by a local professional painter
  • Sample traditional Normandy cuisine with an optional lunch
Full description
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, you will let yourself be carried away in Monet's imagination. The house, pink and green outside and full of color inside, and the two gardens, covered in flowers from spring to autumn, are themselves an exceptional work of art. 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. Then, if you select the option, savor a 3-course lunch in an old mill on the river bank at Fourges and enjoy traditional Norman cuisine After lunch, stride along the streets of this charming little village, and stroll through the painters' and sculptors' galleries. Complete your day by having a painting experience with a local artist. Design your own Impressionist artwork before returning to Paris filled with wonder by the sweet life of the Impressionist Normandy.
Includes
  • Monet's House entrance ticket
  • Audio guide available in 10 languages
  • Return transportation from the local partner's office in Paris
  • Painting experience with a local artist to design your own impressionist artwork
  • 3-course lunch in an old mill on the river bank (if option selected)
  • Museum of Impressionism entrance tickets
  • Pickup and hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

2 Rue des Pyramides, Metro: Tuileries (line 1) facing Joan of Arc golden statue on a horse.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The visit to Monet's House and Gardens is with an audio guide
  • Optional self-guided visit of the Museum of Impressionism
  • Lunch at Les Nymphéas Restaurant (located in front of the entry of Monet's House) between 12 PM-2 PM
  • Meet at the coach parking lot at 5 PM to return to Paris
  • Henri-Edmond Cross (painting happiness)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 49 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5
  • Service
    3.9/5

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Otherwise I was happy with the trip, but there was one problem. For the group where it was given to them at 16.45 and everyone else on 17.10. Then we stood there for 25 minutes in the parking lot, waiting for the buses that were even there to be opened so we could sit down. There was no guide, no explanation - not even from the guide that came in, other than why you didn't press the button next to the bus door and went inside. So we should have been able to search for a button with our own knowledge, and with our own permission to break into the bus? Fortunately, the weather was good, it still would have been missing to have stood in the rain. The company could better coordinate the departure times given by its guides.

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October 15, 2019

This was a fabulous trip! You definitely need a full day to do everything and not feel rushed. Take your time in Monet’s gardens but don’t be late for lunch. The museum is smaller than you think it will be, so take some time to sit in its gardens and explore the village.

October 4, 2019

I loved visiting the gardens and then spending time enjoying the town. I absolutely believe this venue deserves a full day. I would like to recommend a later time for lunch. (We were on the full day trip which included lunch and a snack.) We both would have liked more time to spend exploring the gardens and the house. Since the gardens do not permit re-entry, we were rushed trying to make the 12 o'clock lunch. Another option would be simply a full day trip that either did not include lunch or a span of time when one could go to lunch. BTW, the lunch was excellent.

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September 12, 2019

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