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  • Giverny: Monet's Garden Half-Day Tour from Paris

    1. Giverny: Monet's Garden Half-Day Tour from Paris

    Explore the beautiful village and home in Upper Normandy where the Impressionist artists, Claude Monet spent the last 40 years of his life. Visit the charming village of Giverny, and discover why it proved such a source of inspiration for Impressionist artists. Following your transfer from Paris, look inside the house where Monet lived and worked. Set within an exquisite valley of the River Seine, the gardens and surroundings formed a great part of the subject matter for his paintings after he moved there in 1883. Once your have seen the rooms where the artist lived with his family, stroll through 2 unique gardens that Monet designed and modified throughout his life. See more than 100 different types of flowers, and intertwined foliage in Monet’s Flower Garden. Then, feel as if you have stepped into one of his paintings in the Japanese Garden. Go to the lake full of water lilies, and ...

    Lovely trip to Givernay Nice visit to Monet's grave and stroll through his lovely village.

  • From Paris: Small-Group Mont St Michel Tour & Cider Tasting

    2. From Paris: Small-Group Mont St Michel Tour & Cider Tasting

    Discover one of the most unique settlements in France on a day trip from Paris to the mountainous city island of Mont St-Michel on the Normandy coast. Transfer from Paris by comfortable minibus or van, and then enjoy some free time on arrival at the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rising from the sea or sand (depending on the tide), the town is known for its soaring spires, imposing ramparts, and steep streets. Crowned by the fortified Abbaye du Mont St-Michel (dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel), Mont St-Michel remains little changed since the Middle Ages. Explore the village at your own pace, and the interior of the abbey (where Benedictine monks still hold early morning mass) by audio guide. Hear stories of the legends of a unusual jewel of France. Normandy is also known for it’s wonderful apple production and you’ll make a special stop to taste some of the famous Cider ...

    Olivier was wonderful guide. Insightful and knowledgable. He also was very helpful and listened to our needs. We were very happy to choose this way of visiting Mont-Saint-Michel!

  • Paris: Étretat & Le Havre Small Group Day Trip

    3. Paris: Étretat & Le Havre Small Group Day Trip

    The tour departs from your hotel or apartment in Paris to Étretat (around 2.5 hours). Aboard a spacious minibus, you will have access to Wi-Fi and educational tablets to prepare you for your visit. Your driver-guide will also be available for any questions you may have. Visit the famous cliffs of Étretat that inspired many artists, such as Coubert who produced over fifty paintings of the seascapes, cliffs and waves. Monet also appreciated the area in all weather conditions and returned there regularly. Lunch will be an opportunity to enjoy local specialties (seafood, fish, or pancakes for example) with an incredible view of the horizon. Discover the surprising architecture of the city of Le Havre post-war. Continue with a visit to see the magnificent impressionist collection of the Museum of Modern Art André Malraux (MuMa). This museum space by the sea, dedicated to light and reflectio...

  • From Paris: Full-Day Small Group Trip To Rouen

    4. From Paris: Full-Day Small Group Trip To Rouen

    Following a morning pick-up from your hotel in Paris, meet your guide and take a seat on-board a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Head towards the Normandy countryside en route to Rouen, which is widely considered among the region’s most beautiful cities. After your tour, enjoy the impressive views of the city and the Seine Valley before returning to Paris by minibus. Discover the authentic Norman city of Rouen. This is where Claude Monet painted the Rouen Cathedral series. Just try to resist the charm of this city in the heart of Normandy with its courthouse, Rouen Cathedral and Joan of Arc Square. Your guide will lead you through this captivating place to discover its many facets. Stroll through the antique dealer's district among the stunning half-timbered houses. This atmosphere inspired Pissaro in his famous urban series. Walk down the famous rue du Gros Horloge with its uniqu...

  • Small-Group Giverny and Van Gogh's Room in Auvers from Paris

    5. Small-Group Giverny and Van Gogh's Room in Auvers from Paris

    Discover the unparalleled beauty in the Clos Normand and Japanese Water gardens of Claude Monet, in Giverny. You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into one of his Impressionist paintings as you walk among the willow trees and cross the little green bridge over his pond of water lilies. Then you’ll explore the inside of his colorful family home, getting some unique access to whether the artists actually lived and worked. After your visit of Claude Monet’s home and gardens you’ll stop at his tomb to pay your respects to this great man in person. Afterwards, you’ll be off to visit the town of Auvers-sur-Oise where you’ll focus on the troubled life and amazing Post Impressionist art of Vincent Van Gogh. You’ll visit the boarding house where Vincent lived the last 3-months of his life. Next, explore the little town and surrounding area which inspired 77 of his paintings. You’ll visit the g...

    It was excellent tour! Claire has profound knowledge of the subject matter. I highly recommend it.

  • From Paris: Small Group Day Tour to Honfleur & Cote Fleurie

    6. From Paris: Small Group Day Tour to Honfleur & Cote Fleurie

    Meet your guide in the morning and take a seat in an air-conditioned minivan. Then, set off into the countryside toward the Normandy coast where scenic ports atop natural attractions await. First, visit Honfleur, which is widely considered the most charming of all Normandy port towns. Explore winding cobbled streets made famous by Impressionist painters such as Eugène Boudin and take in top sites of interest including the bell tower, old port and Sainte Catherine Square. Head onward along the Côte Fleurie and admire the same panoramic views over the French coastline once enjoyed by Claude Monet. Visit the former fishing villages of Trouville and Deauville, which are quaint seaside resorts where traditional houses meet open stretches of sandy beach. When your time on the Côte Fleurie comes to an end, admire fine views over Normandy’s chalk and clay cliffs en route back to Paris.

  • From Paris: Small Group Tour to Giverny & Versailles

    7. From Paris: Small Group Tour to Giverny & Versailles

    After a pick-up from your guide at your Paris accommodation, board the minivan for the drive (roughly 1.5 hours) to Giverny where you will then walk in the footsteps of Claude Monet. When you arrive at Claude Monet's house and gardens, you are free to wander through the rows of vibrant flowers in front of the home and stroll over to the water lily pond and Japanese bridge, which you'll recognize from some of Monet's most famous paintings. Take in a variety of vegetation, including cherry trees, tulips, roses, wisteria, weeping willows and irises. Inside the house, you can see the kitchen, dining room, living spaces and bedrooms and admire his collection of Japanese prints on the walls. The leader of the Impressionist movement of the 19th century, Monet introduced more perception, emotion and light into art of his age, and he spent almost 40 years developing his Giverny property. You can...

    This was a wonderful tour of both Giverny and Versailles with seemingly perfect timing being first in the doors for the opening of the Gardens and missing most of the crowds that grow throughout the day.

  • From Paris: Small Group Day Trip to Rouen and Giverny

    8. From Paris: Small Group Day Trip to Rouen and Giverny

    Combine your visits to Giverny and Rouen into one relaxing day trip just 2 hours outside of Paris. Your tour starts in the authentic Norman city of Rouen, where Claude Monet painted the Cathedral series, inspired by the Notre Dame Cathedral of Rouen. Your walking tour through the streets of Rouen will bring centuries of history to life and give you the chance to discover sights, such as the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Renaissance Parliament of Normandy, the magnificent Hotel de Bourgtheroulde, the St. Joan of Arc church and the old marketplace. Enjoy a fascinating walk through the architectural styles of the last 800 years in this beautiful town full of history. In the afternoon, your guide will share the calm and almost otherworldly beauty of Claude Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny. Learn about the famous Impressionist artist and before exploring his vibrantly colored home, stroll al...

    We were more than pleased with this day trip. Every aspect was very enjoyable and interesting. Melody took us to Monet garden and lily pond before it got crowded. She gave us excellent points of information about Monet and his life, and pointed out specific views that Monet painted in his paintings. Rouen was very interesting and fun. Hit all the right spots of historical significance.

  • Small-Group Canadian Normandy D-Day Juno Beach from Paris

    9. Small-Group Canadian Normandy D-Day Juno Beach from Paris

    On June 6th, 1944 the largest seaborne invasion ever attempted in history took place. The Allied troops waged an extremely difficult attack on the German forces who were entrenched in bunkers along the coast of Normandy. More than 14,000 Canadian soldiers landed or parachuted into France on that day. Though the soldiers knew that they were fighting against the odds they carried on with courage and helped to win the battle for Normandy. During this insightful tour, you will take a guided journey through many of the historical landmarks that are pivotal to this moment in history. Take a walk on Juno Beach, just like the Canadian troops did in 1944, you can walk on the same sand they did on that very day. Whilst at Juno Beach, your guide will take you to see Juno Beach Center, the most comprehensive museum about the Canadian landings in Normandy. You will also get to visit the Canadian Cem...

    Highly recommend this tour! We had a small group of 7 and visited many important sites for Canadians during the war. Our guide Olivia was knowledgeable and allowed just the right amount of time for us to spend exploring the museums.

  • Paris: Small Group Tour to Mont St-Michel & Honfleur

    10. Paris: Small Group Tour to Mont St-Michel & Honfleur

    Your day trip begins with a pick-up from your hotel or apartment in Paris for the drive (about 4 hours) to Mont St. Michel. On board the spacious minibus, you will have access to Wi-Fi and educational tablets to prepare you for your visit. Your driver-guide will also be available for any questions you may have. UNESCO listed Mont St. Michel is known for its striking perch on a tiny rock island off the coast of Normandy. On top of the island stands a medieval abbey, where you can admire views of the bay. Accompanied by your guide, stroll through the steep, narrow streets of the village and perhaps tasting some local specialties at the bakery (at own expense). In the afternoon, continue your day tour to the town of Honfleur, where you can explore the cobblestone streets and enjoy the harbor setting, a source of inspiration for painters like Claude Monet. Check out sights like the Old Por...

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What people are saying about Normandy

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Nina was an excellent guide, she led us through the garden and house giving us the most important information about the place and the artist. Monet became real in front of our eyes and his artwork meaningful. Nina also gave us a tour of the cemetery where Monet’s family tomb is located. This gave us an opportunity to understand family ties and the connection the Monets had to Giverny. A truly meaningful visit!

It is an experience to do. In fact, I missed it and therefore I returned to Paris to be able to do it. The organization was excellent because it was well organized. The guide really very good and helpful. The valid and comfortable means of transport

This was a wonderful tour of both Giverny and Versailles with seemingly perfect timing being first in the doors for the opening of the Gardens and missing most of the crowds that grow throughout the day.

Olivier was wonderful guide. Insightful and knowledgable. He also was very helpful and listened to our needs. We were very happy to choose this way of visiting Mont-Saint-Michel!

Beautiful gardens William our tour guide was awesome!