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Independent Giverny and Monet's House Tour with Transport from Paris

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$63.4

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.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Basic option tour: Transport Admission tickt Tour Escort
- Audio-guided Option: Transport Admission tickt Tour Escort Audio Guide in 10 languages : French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Korean
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Place des Pyramides, 75001 Paris France

Meet us at our central located agency near the Louvre Museum.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Office de Tourisme des Portes de l'Eure, 12 rue du Pont, 27200 Vernon France

After about a 1 hr. 30 min. trip through the verdant countryside, you will arrive in Giverny.

Stop At: Fondation Claude Monet, 84 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny France

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.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Clos Normand - Fondation Claude Monet, 84 rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny France

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. 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. 

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, Rue Claude Monet, Giverny France

During this walk, you can listen to audio guide commentary about Monet’s life, works and career (if audio option selected). 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.

Pass By: 8th Arrondissement, Paris France

At the end of the tour, you'll travel back to Paris

Pass By: Jardin des Tuileries pl. de la Concorde, rue de Rivoli, 75058 Paris France

You will be dropped back at the departure point.

Stop At: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

Nearby the Louvre Museum where you could wander around.

Duration: 15 minutes

Departure:

Departure point:

2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France

Departure time:

Duration:

5 hours

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Lulani G

I've always wanted to visit Monet's home in Giverney and I finally was able to do so in September.

The gardens were still in bloom - beautiful flowers in a beautiful setting. I am in a Rose Club back home and it was special to see so many roses in the garden. I wish I was able to identify the rose names but "fragrant", and "beautiful" were good enough for me on my visit. Loved that abundance of perennials placed together -- I took a lot of pictures for my gardening reference. I can only imagine how colorful and magical it must be in peak season!

The Water Garden blew me away - even though not many plants were in bloom. It was still lush and serene. It was so amazing to walk through and see how this magical place inspired Monet. Definitely saw the garden through his eyes in all his paintings. I saw how the scenery changes at different hours and how the weather changes the colors for you. Beginning to understand how painters are so adept at pulling you into their world and letting you see what they are seeing.

The house was very quaint and it was delightful to see so many of Monet's non-famous paintings throughout the house. I was surprised by the amount of Japanese art that he collected but it was interesting to know this other side of him.

Originally planned to take the train to Giverney on our own but opted to go for the bus trip with entrance ticket/ 2 hour duration. It was worth it - bus ride was pleasant and the guide led you to the House and gave you instructions on when to go back to the bus. They really are punctual.

It was still busy when we were there but when will it not be busy. There must have been about a dozen tour buses while we were there. Be patient and mindful with all the other travelers - they are all there for the same reason you are.

The only regret was not taking the longer 5 hour tour -- we had 2 hours to go through the house and gardens and be back to the bus. I will be booking the longer trip next time -- it includes lunch in the village and a snack. I would have loved to have wandered around the village.

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Maria Hebe M

Everything was ok, our Guide Victor, very professional
The place is really pleasant and the house and gardens , beautiful

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Blair S

Comfortable coach bus, and of course Monet's Garden was breathtaking. It was the last day of the Tour de France, and the bus was unable to return to our origin, but the staff on the bus did the best they could to get us to our next activity.

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Joseph L

Comfy bus ride in and out. Professionally maintained gardens and home museum. However...if you've ever seen a lily pond, weeping willow or old colonial before...well, then you've seen this before too.

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Dennis R

This tour was excellent.. The Overview of the details of what we would see was given prior to arriving. It allowed us to focus on seeing the gardens, take pictures and have a better idea of what we were seeing. This trip allowed independent viewing once we arrived which was perfect. One could linger were we liked or move at our own pace. We were not constrained by the wishes of a small group or flying passed areas we wished more time. During the half day tour there is only time to see the house and gardens. If one wants to explore the village also, you would need the whole day tour. We chose the half day tour because of time restraints in our schedule. Would definitely do thia again.

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Daniel M

Monet’s gardens was very good. It was an 1 1/2 bus ride to and from.
That is what you are paying for. The pickup location is across the street from The Louvre and easy to access from the Metro.

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Clayton R

No visit to view Monet's art should be complete without a visit to Giverny. Our trip was well organized with sufficient amount of time to view the house, gardens and of course the lily pond. I would highly recommend the Viator sponsored trip.

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Sharon O

Beautiful gardens and informative tour. The only thing would change is give directions how to get back to the bus

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linda G

Gorgeous gardens and beautiful house! It was just too crowded and there was not enough time! Probably better to go later in fall or other off season.

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rebecca a

Very poor. Took 1hour 45 to get there. 1 hour 15 round and then back. Tour guide 15 min walk to the house not dropped off near it. did not wait for elderly so they were left. No time to look around as queues massive for the house and very slow .round garden. Rip off really. Bus driver very good. Tour headphones information poor. Toilet on board. Need a day to do this not half a one,
Need to be extreemly mobile as not dropped offanywhere near the house. This is not mentioned in literature.


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Independent Giverny and Monet's House Tour with Transport from Paris
Overview:

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.

From USD

$63.4

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