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Monet's Garden Bike Tour from Paris

4.9 / 5

61 reviews

Activity provider: Fat Tire Tours - Paris

Monet's Garden Bike Tour from Paris

Activity provider: Fat Tire Tours - Paris

From US$ 114.86 per person

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.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Monet's beautiful gardens by bike
  • Take a scenic coach ride through the wheat fields of Normandy
  • See Monet's tomb and the graves of World War 2 soldiers at Giverny Church
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the River Seine
  • Cycle past Hotel Baudy, where Impressionist painters Manet and Renoir used to paint
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Round-trip coach tickets to and from Paris
  • Entrance to Monet's House and Gardens
  • Tips (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Rain gear (available at a fee of €2, to be paid directly)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

This tour meets at the office located at 24 rue Edgar Faure, 75015. The closest metro station is Dupleix on line 6 or La Motte Picquet Grenelle (lines 8 and 10).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 61 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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It was very nice and relaxed. The garden and house can be quite crowded though. Would probably go again on a weekday instead of weekend. Our guide was cool, I just did not expect there to be so much info while we were on the bus. My wife found it all very interesting, I preferred sleeping. The bike tour, market in Vernon, and picnic by the Seine were great, and Monet's house and garden were very beautiful and far larger than I expected.

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September 19, 2022

This ride is excellent. You visit charming places and reach areas that you normally do not see in other types of transport. The super comfortable tour, the guide always attentive and friendly. First you go to a super typical market, buy your supplies and start the bike ride to have a picnic next to a lake. Getting to Giverny like this makes this experience unique. Super recommended.

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August 13, 2022

The tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and experienced with the subject matter and the area we were exploring. The tour overall was organized and well worth the money. We thoroughly enjoyed the market shopping, picnic lunch, bike riding and of course the spectacular Monet property, which is filled with so many beautiful flowers that really bring his paintings to life! Thanks for a great experience!

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May 2, 2022

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