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Pass By: Place des Pyramides, Paris, Ile-de-France
The tour leaves from our office near the Louvre, where you’ll be given an audio guide for the visit.
Pass By: Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny, Eure, Haute-Normandie, Normandy
After about a 1 hr. 30 min. trip through the verdant countryside, you will arrive in Giverny. You will have two hours to tour Monet’s home, his studio and vibrantly colored gardens.
Claude Monet lived with his family for more than 40 years in this Normand village. Follow in Monet’s footsteps as you visit the house, which includes the “blue sitting room,” his reading room which opens into the “pantry” where he kept tea, oil, spices and eggs. Continue on to the dining room, which houses the private apartments and one of the world’s largest Japanese print collections.
Pass By: The Clos Normand - Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny, Eure, Haute-Normandie, Normandy
The visit continues with a stroll through the luscious Monet garden, which was the main source of inspiration for this indisputable founding father of impressionism. During this walk, you can listen to audio guide commentary about Monet’s life, works and career. Take in the vibrant flower-lined central path, which is surrounded by roses, nasturtium, and flowerbeds of all kinds, offering a wide spectrum of color. Cross the Clos-Normand, where you will find flowers from the Far East. Finally, you’ll come upon the magnificent water garden, famous for its water lilies, weeping willows, and the celebrated Japanese bridge spanning the pond.
At the end of the tour, you'll travel back to Paris and back to the original departure location.
For Giverny options, you will get either :
• Return Transportation, Tickets & Audio Guide in 10 languages : French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Korean
• Return Transportation, Tickets only
2 Rue des Pyramides
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We were lucky to have sunny and 60 degree temps. The garden flowers were still lovely in mid October. Taking a bus tour was an easy non stressful way to travel to Giverny. The 5 hour tour was just enough time to walk the gardens, see the house, and visit the gift shop before walking back to the bus. There was no traffic problems on this Sunday. A weekday or holiday could be rushed if the hit traffic.
This was a wonderful trip out to Giverny to see Monet’s house. We chose the audio guide rather than the guided tour, but it was still a great experience. I believe we had 2 hours to explore the gardens and house. We probably could have used another half hour to really soak it all in, but we enjoyed it all. The house inside was as uniquely decorated as was its owner. The gardens were spectacular! I could spend all day in them. Our travel to and from Giverny by bus was pleasant, and our guide was helpful. I highly recommend this tour.
It was a nice trip to the gardens. It was a beautiful afternoon which meant there were many people visiting. We could have used a little bit more time there. The bus was very nice. The guide gave useful information and was very clear about meeting times and locations.
Giverny is gorgeous and well worth the trip, but the half day option feels very rushed. We did the audio-guided tour, which was fine. Our bus guides were a bit brusque. The site is spectacular; this particular tour was just average.
The gardens were spectacular, and the bus ride was easy and short. Getting onto the bus was also easy. My audio tour didn't work, I suppose that is the only complaint. Had a nice lunch at a place right outside the garden. Perfect day in Giverny.
This was stunning, we were one of the first tours this year so although there wasn't alot of blooms out, we did feel we had all the luck as there were very few people which made for incredible photos 'without' people in them!
We did the self-guided tour and up until now we had not come across anyone that did the 'pen' guide. We absolutely loved this, what a great idea!
The gardens were immaculate and Monet's house is superb. So much life and colour. I imagine in summer with different flowers blooming that the gardens take on a whole other look, something we look forward to doing in the future.
The history of Monet and his life is well covered in the self-guide tour, we didn't feel as though we had missed much. We took wonderful photos.
Keen gardeners would adore this tour and Monet admirers will too.
Worth your time. Don't miss this one.
It was great, though our tour guide Amelia was a bit rude.
It said on the ticket vouchers that audio guides would be given out, but Amelia said I only paid for a transfer and nothing else so wasn't entitled to an audio guide. This wasn't clear on the voucher.
The house and garden were really cool, though sadly we didn't get to see all the flowers in bloom and it rained. I loved going through the house and seeing where Monet would stood in all the old photographs. It's really interesting and art lovers would profusely enjoy this trip.
I arranged this tour for the morning we were returning to the UK with Eurostar in the afternoon. I checked before booking, what time the coach would arrive back to Paris, as our Eurostar train was booked to leave Paris at 16:07. I was told by Customer Services, the coach would arrive back at approximately 13:30. We thought this would leave us enough time to collect our luggage from the hotel and then get a taxi to Gare du Nord in time for our train.
On arriving at Giverny the tour guide stipulated SEVERAL times, that everyone should arrive back at the coach by 11:30 at the latest for our journey back to Paris.
The actual visit to Monet's garden was very enjoyable, although being the time of year, there were not many flowers out in bloom, but both my husband and myself found it interesting. After looking round the gardens and Monet's house, we had a quick coffee and then returned to the coach. Almost everyone on the tour had returned a few minutes before the 11:30 deadline, but very frustratingly at 11:45 we were still waiting for 3 passengers to arrive back. As you can imagine I was getting quite agitated at this point, because as I have mentioned, it was important we arrived back to Paris at the time I was given. What was so annoying, we were now waiting for 3 people, who for some reason or another took there time to eventually return to the coach, so everyone who had returned on time, were just sitting on the coach waiting for them! In my frustration I asked the tour operator why were we still hanging around waiting for these people, as it was now 11:50. The tour operator said that because it was 2 adults and a child who were late, we couldn't leave without them. So, thinking about this, everyone could've had another 15 minutes enjoying Monet's Garden etc., instead of waiting on the coach for these irresponsible people to turn up!
Discover the home of Claude Monet, his workshop, and the impressive garden surrounding his home outside of Paris. Your shared tour will depart from a central location at one of two times (depending on the day), with a travel time of about 1.5 hours on an air-conditioned bus.Depending on the Giverny options selected: make sure to pick up your audio guide from the office before departure.
On arrival, you will have 2 hours to tour the home and grounds. Walk through history as you see how Monet lived and was inspired by his surroundings. At the end of the tour, you'll travel back to Paris at the original departure location.