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Giverny: Monet's House and Gardens Guided Tour

1. Giverny: Monet's House and Gardens Guided Tour

Escape the busy city and visit the enchanting home and gardens of the famous impressionist painter Claude Monet. Stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens with your knowledgeable guide and learn more about the flora as well as the importance of the gardens in Monet's paintings.  Meet with your small group (max. 9 people) and your guide before entering the gardens. First, visit the water garden with the water lilies that inspired many of his paintings and then the 'Clos Normand'. Your guide will point out different species of flowers and features of the garden. As you wander through the gardens and visit Monet's house also learn more about Claude Monet's life, and why he became the master of impressionism.  At the end of the tour, you can stay longer to stroll on your own or take a look in the big gift shop before you exit. From early spring till the first days of November, Monet's gardens are a fairy of colors and fragrances. Feel free to ask your guide about the picturesque village of Giverny and what more there is to see.

From Paris: Monet’s Garden Guided Tour with Fast-Track Entry

2. From Paris: Monet’s Garden Guided Tour with Fast-Track Entry

After being picked up at your hotel or apartment in Paris in the morning (or if you prefer, in the afternoon) your licensed tour guide will drive you to Giverny, a charming village in Normandy of 500 inhabitants, 50 miles away north west from Paris. You will first see the water-lily pond, the Japanese bridge, then you will visit Monet's garden and go into his house. Our tour guides are not allowed to speak inside Monet's house, therefore all the explanations regarding the house will be given to you before you enter the house. Inside Monet’s home, you will be able to dive in the past and see among others the reading room (blue salon), the impressive collection of the artist’s original Japanese prints, the larder (epicerie) the living room/workshop, Monet’s bedchamber, Alice Hoschede’s bedchamber, Blanche’s recently restored room, the yellow dining room and the blue ceramic kitchen. On the way out from the house we will give you some time if you wish to purchase some souvenirs in the former workshop where Monet painted the big water lilies serie at the end of his life

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What people are saying about Monet's Water Garden

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Everything went really well. There were 4 of us and the guide commented the walk very well in English and French. Very pleasant romantic walk within this marvelous garden!!

Giverny is a wonderful place. But visiting it with a guide is a real PLUS. Brigitte taught us a lot of things, and we felt she was very available. Well done and thank you!

enchanted by this visit, everything was very beautiful and the guide really competent, and in addition very kind which contributes to make this day was wonderful

It was great to have someone to tell us about Monet's visa to the house and the gardens on our visit. Brigitte was a perfect guide.

The good explanations were very helpful and made the visit a unique experience.