Go on a beautiful bike excursion from Paris, and tour Claude Monet's breathtaking gardens in Normandy. See his unique house, visit the quaint villages of Vernon and Giverny, and then ride along the banks of the River Seine at your leisure.
What to Expect
Begin this full-day Monet bike tour with a scenic coach journey through the spectacular wheat and sunflower fields of Normandy. Speed by the lazy Seine River, and stop off at the village of Vernon. Here, you will visit the charming farmers' market to buy picnic supplies. Then, hop-on your bike and pedal across the river to a beautiful park along the banks of the Seine.
After lunch, enjoy a relaxing 3-mile (5-kilometer) ride down bike paths to the village of Giverny. Cruise past Giverny Church and its cemetery, which contains graves of local citizens dating back to the 17th Century, as well as British soldiers from World War 2, and even Monet himself buried within his family's vault.
Pass Hotel Baudy, where Impressionist painters Manet and Renoir used to paint. You will then arrive at the highlight of the day, Monet's Garden. Spend about 90 minutes exploring the gardens and house, including the famous water lily pond where some of his most famous works originated.
Additionally, you can explore the village of Giverny, which boasts the American Museum of Art, located across the street from Monet's Gardens, as well as numerous cafés and small streets begging to be discovered.
- Local guide
- Use of bicycle
- Use of helmet
- Round-trip coach tickets to and from Paris
- Entrance to Monet's House and Gardens
What's Not Included
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Rain gear - available at a fee of EUR 1, paid directly, which will be refunded if not used
This tour meets at the office located at 24 rue Edgar Faure, 75015. The closest metro station is Dupleix on line 6.
What to Remember
• There is no age minimum or maximum - this tour is suitable for everyone, as long as you can ride a bike!
• If a child's bike is required, you must advise at time of booking
• Reservations are required for this tour