Half-Day Trip to Giverny from Paris

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Half-Day Trip to Giverny from Paris

From € 59 per person

Go on a half-day excursion to beautiful Giverny and explore Claude Monet's former home and breathtaking gardens. Admire his flowerbeds, plants, and weeping willows, and come away with Impressionist inspirations.

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Duration: 5 hours
Starting times 7:45 AM, 2:00 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Monet's beautiful gardens in Giverny
  • Enjoy the scenic drive through the wheat fields and wooded plateaus of Normandy
  • Stand in front of the famous water garden and admire the weeping willows and lilies
  • Soak up the spectacular colors of the gardens
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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 19th-Century, most following the lead of the movement’s founder, Claude Monet, who lived there for 43 years. During the tour, you will visit the Master’s house, where the spectacular colors and enchanting garden were designed like a work of art. Be dazzled by the flowerbeds and plants and get a sense of the artist’s feelings and inspirations as you stand in front of the famous water lilies and weeping willows in the delightful water garden.
Includes
  • Transportation by luxury, air-conditioned coach
  • Guide (when option chosen)
  • Audio Guide (when option chosen)
  • Entrance ticket
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Tours will leave from the Cityrama terminal, located at 2 Rue Des Pyramides 75001 Paris.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 274 reviews

Review summary

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  • Organization
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  • Value for money
    3.7 / 5
  • Safety
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The visit to Giverny was wonderful and greatly enhanced our appreciation of Monet. I would have given 5 stars, but there is one rather serious flaw in the whole process: the directions back to the bus are very poor. We were not given a map, and the village of Giverny does not clearly mark the way back to the bus parking. We were almost left behind. This part of the tour needs serious improvement.

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October 10, 2019

Nice trip overall. Gardens are very nice. So neat that you can walk around the pond and “see the real view”. Liked that you could actually walk through all the rooms in the house and not just peek in at the doorways. Could have use more time (like another hour) as we did not get to explore outside of the house and gardens with time allotted. Bus guide was rude with us when giving instructions. (While he may know the info and obviously repeats it daily, the visitors don’t know the layout and exits. Felt like we had been scolded before we even got off the bus.) Bus was clean and comfortable. Starting point was in a location convenient to restaurants so we had choices of places to eat when we returned.

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September 14, 2019

Well run. We ordered the audio guide and listened to portions prior to arriving and listened to the remaining portions on the way back to Paris. There’s a lot to see during the two hours that you are there, so listening to the audio guide at the gardens would not work especially since we visited the gift shop, restroom and went outside the gardens to get a sandwich.

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August 24, 2019

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