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Monet's Garden Bike Tour from Paris

4.9 / 5

48 reviews

Monet's Garden Bike Tour from Paris

From US$ 112.12 per person

Go on a beautiful bike excursion from Paris, and tour Claude Monet's breathtaking gardens in Normandy. See his unique house, visit the quaint villages of Vernon and Giverny, and then ride along the banks of the River Seine at your leisure.

About this activity

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Monet's beautiful gardens by bike
  • Take a scenic coach ride through the wheat fields of Normandy
  • See Monet's tomb and the graves of World War 2 soldiers at Giverny Church
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the River Seine
  • Cycle past Hotel Baudy, where Impressionist painters Manet and Renoir used to paint
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Round-trip coach tickets to and from Paris
  • Entrance to Monet's House and Gardens
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Rain gear - available at a fee of EUR 1, paid directly, which will be refunded if not used
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

This tour meets at the office located at 24 rue Edgar Faure, 75015. The closest metro station is Dupleix on line 6. The Dupleix station will be closed in July and August. The next closest station is La Motte Picquet Grenelle (lines 8 & 10).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • There is no age minimum or maximum - this tour is suitable for everyone, as long as you can ride a bike!
  • If a child's bike is required, you must advise at time of booking
  • Reservations are required for this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 48 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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Lovely enchanting ride

I loved the experience of this tour. David our guide was wonderful and attentive. We rode in a nice big bus to the town of Vernon, where we shopped for a picnic at the farmer's market. We had a picnic and shared our food under some trees by a river. The ride itself was mostly on a new wide and smooth bike path. It was a wonderful way to see Monet's home and garden. I highly recommend this tour!

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May 26, 2019

Funnest Day in France

I booked this tour initially because I like bike riding. Especially in other countries. My day was amazing. Directions to the meeting point were spot on. Dave our guide was incredible. He was very knowledgeable about Monet. He waited and held up the group for a lady on the tour that lost her hat. He helped everyone on the bus ride back find their connection to their hotel. The tour was wonderful. Beautiful picnic lunch along the Seine. Bike riding pretty much all flat to Monet's house. Giverny is a quaint little village and Monet's home and gardens were breath taking. There were tandom bikes for parents with smaller kids. Just so much fun to get out of all the tourist lines in Paris. Thanks Dave and Fat Tire Tours for a lovely day!

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August 19, 2018

Amazing tour!

One of the best tours we’ve done! Seeing the beautiful gardens that inspired Monet’s “Water Lillies” paintings was amazing! Shopping in the open market for our picnic lunch was so much fun! Siting on the bank of the Seine enjoying a delicious lunch was thoroughly enjoyable. The bike ride through the town up to Monet’s home was scenic and serene. Highly recommend this tour!!!!

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August 14, 2018

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