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Monet & Giverny Gardens Bike Tour with Coach Transportation from Paris

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8 hrs 30 mins

Don’t miss out on your chance to experience the charming French countryside with this bike tour to Giverny! Go by bus to Vernon, where you will pick up your bikes and enjoy a picnic along the Seine before embarking on a scenic bike ride to Giverny. Visit Monet’s house and stroll through the lush green gardens, famous for its water lilies and Japanese bridge. Explore Giverny at your own leisure and visit Monet’s gravesite and Hotel Baudy before biking back to Vernon. With hassle-free round trip transport from Paris to Vernon and a small group size of no more than 20 people, this day trip is the perfect way to explore everything that the Normandy countryside has to offer!

Highlights

  • Benefit from hassle-free transportation from Paris to Vernon and back in a private coach.
  • Go to traditional French market and enjoy a picnic along the Seine before embarking on a scenic bike ride to Giverny.
  • Visit the Fondation Claude Monet, where you can wander through Monet’s former home and spot the famous water lilies and Japanese bridge in the lush green gardens.
  • Stroll through Giverny and get a chance to visit Monet’s gravesite and Hotel Baudy.
  • A small group size of no more than 20 people ensures that your experience will be authentic, intimate and stress-free.
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Your Experience

Enjoy a Carefree Afternoon in the French Countryside

While Paris boasts endless attractions and activities, the picturesque countryside surrounding the city is also definitely worth a visit. This bike tour is the ultimate way to experience tranquil towns of Normandy: you get to visit the highlights of the region, including Monet’s gardens and house, while also taking the time to soak up the stunning nature of the area. Your experience starts at the Fat Tire Tours office in Paris, where you will step on board a private bus for the one hour drive to the village of Vernon. In Vernon, you will collect your bikes and visit the famous city market to buy picnic supplies. Enjoy lunch in a charming park next to the Seine, after which you will embark on the 20 minute bike ride to Giverny. As you bike along the river and see endless fields of wheat and sunflowers, you will quickly understand why this picturesque region was such a great source of inspiration for the impressionist painters.

See the Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge in Monet’s Gardens and Explore His Former Home

In Giverny, you will head straight to the Fondation Claude Monet. Stroll through the extensive gardens at Monet’s former estate and admire the multicolored flower beds that inspired some of his most renowned works of art. Highlights of the gardens include the Clos Normand Flower Garden with its many Eastern plants, and the lush water garden, famous for its water lilies and Japanese bridge. Learn more about Monet’s life as you roam through his pink-plastered house, where he lived and worked for 43 years. 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.

Explore Giverny to Round Off the Ultimate Bike Tour

After finishing your exploration of the Fondation Claude Monet, you have free time to explore the village of Giverny. Stroll over the cobblestone streets lined with charming multicolored houses, dip into a traditional Normande café, or pay a visit to Monet’s grave and Hotel Baudy, where the local community of artists used to gather. Afterwards, you will reconvene with your group for the leisurely bike ride back to Vernon, where you will board the bus to return to Paris. With round-trip transport from Paris to Vernon, a small group size of no more than 20 people and an English-speaking guide to lead the way, this day trip is designed to give you the most memorable experience without having to worry about logistics or large crowds. Book your tickets for the Monet Gardens & Giverny Bike Tour now to experience the best of the Normandy countryside!

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Inclusions

  • Transport from Paris to Vernon and back in a private coach
  • Small group size of no more than 20 people
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Bike
  • Helmet (provided but optional)
  • Entry to Monet’s gardens and house
  • Optional visit to Monet’s gravesite and Hotel Baudy
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Exclusions

  • Items purchased for picnic lunch
  • Guide gratuity (optional)
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Know Before You Go

Important Information

The duration of this experience is approximately 8.5 hours (including transfer from Paris to Vernon and back).

The tour will be led by an English-speaking guide.

The tour will take place rain or shine. If it rains, ponchos will be for sale at the Fat Tire Tours office.

The bike tour will involve an intermediate level of cycling.

Tandems are available for guests up to 70lbs/32 kg.

All participants over 12 must be able to ride a bike, and participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Timings

This day trip takes place on different days of the week, depending on the time of year:

3 April-31 May 2019: The tour takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

1 June-31 July 2019: The tour takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

1 August- 26 October 2019: The tour takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

27 October- 31 December: The tour does take place in these months.

The tour departs from the meeting point (24 rue Edgar Faure, 75015 Paris) at 9:00 am. Please make sure to arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to departure. At the end of your trip, you will arrive back at the Fat Bike Tours office in Paris around 5:30 pm.

Blackout Dates

The tour will not take place on Labor Day (1 May 2019) and Bastille Day (14 July 2019).

Reduced Price Tickets

Infants (0-3 years old) can participate free of charge. Baby seats (for children up to 48lbs/22kg) are required for infants during the bike tour.

Dress Code

Please wear clothes that are comfortable to bike in. Check the weather on the day of your experience and plan accordingly: bring water and sun protection for warmer days and warm clothes for colder days.

Meals

You will have the chance to buy items for a picnic lunch (on your own costs) in Vernon.

Meeting Point

The meeting point for this experience is the Fat Tire Tours office on 24, rue Edgar Faure, 75015 Paris. Please make sure that you arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to departure.

Getting There

By Metro

The easiest way to get to the meeting point is with the metro. Take line 6 to the station Dupleix. When you exit the station, turn left onto the Rue Auguste Bartholdi. Continue straight onto Place Dupleix and turn left on Rue Edgar Faure. You will see the Fat Tire Tours office in front of you. It is about a 5 minute walk from station Dupleix to the Fat Tire Tours office.

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

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My Tickets

You will receive an email confirmation with your Monet & Giverny Gardens Bike Tour with Coach Transportation from Paris mobile voucher shortly. On the day of your experience, please show your mobile voucher (or a printed version), as well as a valid photo ID, at the Fat Tire Tours office (24 rue Edgar Faure, 75015 Paris).

Validity

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

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