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Giverny: Half Day Audio Guided Tour of Monet’s Gardens

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Enjoy a half-day trip to the French countryside by visiting the famous impressionist painter Claude Monet’s estate. Explore Monet’s former home and studio and roam through the lush green gardens, famous for its water lilies and Japanese bridge, that inspired many of his most renowned artworks. An audio guide will give you more insight into Monet’s life and career. Save time and money with hassle-free transport from the center of Paris and back again, so that all you have to think about is enjoying the lush green gardens and soaking up the beauty of the French countryside!

Highlights

  • Explore the world of the famous impressionist painter Claude Monet with this 5 hour half-day trip from Paris to Giverny.
  • Avoid the hassle of arranging transportation and save both time and money with organized transfers in an air-conditioned bus and priority access to the Fondation Claude Monet.
  • Wander through Monet’s house and studio and stroll through the lush gardens that inspired many of his most renowned artworks, including the famous water lilies and Japanese bridge.
  • Learn more about Giverny and the picturesque province of Normandy and gain insight into Monet’s life and career with an audio guide (available in 10 languages).
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Your Experience

Escape the City Bustle with a Half-Day Trip to Claude Monet’s Estate

Enjoy a change of scene from the busy city life with this half-day trip to the former estate of the famous impressionist painter Claude Monet. Your experience starts at the Paris City Vision office near the Louvre, where you will be given audio headsets before you begin the 1.5 hour trip to Giverny. Sit back, relax, and turn on your audio guide to learn more about the Normandy, Giverny, and Monet while you enjoy the scenic French countryside from the comfort of a luxury air-conditioned coach.

Explore Monet’s Gardens, Studio and Home at Your Own Leisure

Once you have arrived at the Fondation Claude Monet, your priority access will allow you to skip the lines and gain direct entry. Once inside, you have two hours to explore Monet’s former estate at your own leisure. Soak up the world of the famous impressionist painter as you roam through his pink-plastered house, where he lived and worked. Explore the leading room, larder, and the artist’s studio, as well as the bright yellow dining room, which has been reconstructed down to the very last detail with earthenware dishes and a blue-tiled kitchen.

Make sure to take enough time to stroll through the lush gardens, a primary inspiration for some of Monet’s most famous artworks. Admire the multicolored flower beds that inspired some of his most renowned works of art, including the Clos Normand Flower Garden with its many Eastern plants, and the lush water garden, famous for its water lilies and Japanese bridge. Turn on your audio guide during your walk through the gardens to learn more about Monet’s life and career.

Enjoy Hassle-Free Transport to the Scenic Countryside and Back to Paris

After finishing your exploration of the Fondation Claude Monet, you will board the bus again and begin the journey back to Paris. With transportation to and from Giverny, audio-guides, and a tour coordinator to assist you along the way, this half-day trip is both relaxing and informative, so that the only thing you have to do is enjoy your visit to Monet’s tranquil estate. Most people only visit Giverny once, and this tour will make your once-in-a-lifetime experience an unforgettable one!

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Inclusions

  • Transport from Paris to Giverny and back in a luxury air-conditioned bus
  • Priority Access to the Fondation Claude Monet in Giverny
  • Audio guide, available in 10 languages (French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Korean)
  • Services of a tour coordinator
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Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers to and from meeting point
  • Guided visit
  • Food and drinks
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Know Before You Go

Important Information

Please note that audio guides may not be used in Monet’s house and studio since the rooms are very narrow, creating a lack of space.

Please pick up your audio guides inside the Paris City Vision office prior to departure.

The duration of this half-day trip (including transport to Giverny and back) is 5 hours.

Tour Timings

In the summer months, this experience takes place twice a day, 7 days a week. From Monday, April 1st until Thursday, October 31st, the bus will depart from the Paris City Vision office at 08:15 AM and 13:45 PM. Please make sure that you are at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to departure so that you have enough time pick up your audio guides and meet your tour coordinator.

Reduced Price Tickets

Tickets for children (between 3 and 11 years old) are available for a reduced price. Children below 3 years can enter free of charge.

Getting There

The meeting point for your trip is the Paris City Vision office, located near the Louvre at 2 rue des Pyramides in Paris. The best way to reach the Paris City Vision office is by metro. Take the M1 and get off at Tuileries, or take the M7 or M13 and get off at Pyramides. It is a 3-4 minute walk from both stations.

Accessibility

Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible.

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Moderate Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 72 hours in advance for a full refund.

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My Tickets

You will receive an email confirmation with your Giverny: Half Day Audio Guided Tour of Monet’s Gardens mobile vouchers shortly. On the day of your experience, please show your mobile voucher, as well as a valid ID, at the Paris City Vision office (2 rue des Pyramides, Paris). You do not need to print your ticket!

Validity

Your tickets are only valid for the date and time chosen while booking.

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