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Giverny and Monet House Half-Day Guided From Paris

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Fans of French Impressionism don’t want to miss this half-day trip by luxury coach to the village of Giverny, where Claude Monet and other artists lived and painted. Enjoy priority access to Monet's exquisite 19th-century home, then, with an art historian as your guide, tour the flowerbeds, Japanese bridge, and water lily pond that served as inspiration for Monet's paintings, including the Nymphéas series.
  • Half-day trip to Claude Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny, by luxury coach from Paris
  • Art historian offers a guided tour of the gardens that inspired the French Impressionist painter
  • Admire the water lily pond and Japanese bridge as seen in Monet’s famous masterpieces
  • Priority admission to Monet’s home and studio to discover his collections on your own
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Entrance ticket to Giverny (gardens and house)
Guided tour of the gardens
Round Trip transportation by luxury coach from Paris
Service of a licensed guide
Free time to visit Monet's House
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities (optional)
Food and drinks
22 Rue Jean Rey , 22 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France

Meeting time 30 minutes prior to the departure, in front of the HOTEL PULLMAN PARIS TOUR EIFFEL 22 rue Jean Rey 75015 Paris - with our representative with a Paris City Vision sign, outside the hotel.

This activity will end right where it started.
Claude Monet, the father of the Impressionist art movement of the late 1800s, lived and worked just outside of Paris in Giverny, where he spent his days indulging in his passion for botany and gardening. On this half-day tour from Paris, feast your eyes on his charming home, which sits on a large property made up of extensive gardens. 

Your tour starts with departure by coach in either the morning or afternoon (depending on option selected when booking) from the city center. When you arrive at Giverny, take a walk through the front gardens and orchards with your guide, and gaze upon an array of vivid blooms (depending on the season). Then stroll over to the legendary water lily pond that so inspired Monet, and cross the oft-painted Japanese bridge. Enjoy the tranquil environment created by weeping willows and bamboo trees, and pose for photos in your own Impressionist-style landscape.

Skip any lines and head inside the house, which was painstakingly restored to its former glory after it was donated by Monet's son to the French Academy of Fine Arts. Your guide leaves you here to explore the kitchen, bedrooms, and other spaces on your own. Admire Monet's private art collection, including Japanese garden prints. Then wander into his studio and peruse the large souvenir shop, where you can purchase reproductions of Monet's paintings, pottery, and even flower seeds.  

Your tour ends with the drive back to Paris in the comfort of your coach.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Rue Jean Rey
Fan of Monet? Want to see where he lived and the garden that inspired him? Your wish is our command with this half-day trip! Then, meet us near the Eiffel Tower with a departure by coach in either the morning or afternoon (depending on option selected when booking).
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Office de Tourisme des Portes de l'Eure
After about a 1h30 min trip through the verdant countryside, you will arrive in Giverny.
Pass By:  
Maison de Claude Monet a Vetheuil
Expect a feast for your eyes on this half-day tour to Claude Monet’s home in Giverny. You’ll alight at Monet’s property and extensive gardens, where he indulged in his green-fingered passion.
Stop At:  
Fondation Claude Monet
First, you’ll visit the front gardens and orchards with your expert guide, to gaze upon an array of vivid blooms (depending on the season). Next, you’ll be enthralled to see the legendary water lily pond in real life and cross the oft-painted Japanese bridge.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Clos Normand - Fondation Claude Monet
Don’t forget to take a few pics, be the star of your own Impressionist-style landscapes!  Take a while to enjoy the tranquility of the weeping willows and bamboo trees.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Paris
Time to drive back through the landscape of the Eure French Region. You will be dropped back at the departure point.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Excellent souvenir shop with a wide range of reproductions of Monet's paintings, crockery, table sets (dominant in Monet's favourite blue and yellow colours) and even a range of flower seeds.
  • The collection of Japanese engravings inside Monet's home is one of the most important in the world.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Paris CityVision
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Giverny and Monet House Half-Day Guided From Paris?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Giverny and Monet House Half-Day Guided From Paris?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Giverny and Monet House Half-Day Guided From Paris?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Giverny and Monet House Half-Day Guided From Paris?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "You really don't need more than a few hours there" See review
  • "This tour won't give you enough time to grab a meal in Giverny." See review
  • "There is no toilet in the office or on the bus, so I had to find a local cafe that would allow me to pay to use their toilet (which was disgusting)." See review

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star-1
Terrible customer services
yenthao_n
, Jul 2022
This review is for customer services and communication. We bought the tickets a few days before but many European airlines in Spain were on strike that our flight was cancelled. I contacted the company asking them to reschedule it to another day where they still have openings but they just ignored my request. And I bought many tours with this company in Spain and Paris in this trip. I’m very disappointed and won’t use this company again.
star-2
No Guide on this Guided Tour.
Cindy_D
, Jul 2022
The only reason I gave it 2 stars is the gardens were lovely. This was NOT A GUIDED TOUR. The guide walked us in showed us where the exit was and told us to find her there to walk out. Luckily the person across from me had the self guided tour with a map and listened to it on the way there so I was able to hear most of that. I feel completely ripped off paying more for the guided tour than the person who received the map for the self guided tour.
star-4
Sharing the experience...
Stephanie_N
, Jun 2022
Sharing the experience with my son ...unforgettable. Reason for only 4 stars: Unfortunately there was not enough time to explore both the house and the gardens. Also only pickup point was quite a distance from the hotel.
star-4
Giverny
Kristine_W
, Jun 2022
The communication was great from the tour company which made for a relatively smooth transition. The guide (apologies I forget her name) was very nice, soft spoken but helpful. The pace of the tour begun in the garden was speedy & many of the tourists in our group lost sight & contact w/our guide.
star-2
The Tourless Tour
Erik_P
, Jun 2022
Not being able to get the tour. The headsets did not work on the bus and the tour group was so big and the tour leader walked ahead of many of us and we got separated and did not get a tour. We ended up walking around on our own. We did not get the tour we paid for.
star-2
Giverny guided tour
Joanna_H
, Jun 2022
Giverny, Monet’s house and gardens, were spectacularly beautiful. The day was impacted by a light rain much of the time we were there, but the rain was not a bother and actually accentuated the beauty. Unfortunately, we paid for a guided tour with a guide who provided little to no information about Monet on the ride to and minimal information during what was supposed to be (and paid extra for) a guided tour. She quickly lost most of the group and the audio headset was so full of static that she could not be heard. After the first 10 minutes of touring the lily pond area, we never saw the guide again and were left totally on our own (without a map even) to find our own way. The setting of Giverny was well worth a trip, but not with this guide.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Well worth a visit!
PhilippeA_L
, Jun 2022
As a gardener and lover of the impressionists art, I really enjoyed my visit ! The gardens were impressive, the Lily pond brought to life the famous Monet painting and to actually see Monets house as it was in his day was very memorable.
star-5
3xceeded Expectations😊
Julie_C
, Jun 2022
The gardens, lilly pond and house exceeded expectations. The tour was we run and our guide was excellent - very informative and really enjoyed the trip.
star-4
Worth the time.
Marilyn_Z
, Jun 2022
The guide told us Monet’s story very thoroughly and well on the bus ride to Giverny. The self-guided tour was excellent.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour
Felicity_L
, Jun 2022
Great guide. Very professional . Helpful and informative. Beautiful location at Giverny. Missed the crowds!
star-1
Don’t waste your time
Lauren_B
, Jun 2022
Bus was late. Once we embarked on the bus… the bus parked somewhere not too far. After what seemed like 15 minutes to half an hour, we found out that the tour guy that was assigned never showed up for work. The bus took us to Giverny without a guide. The bus itself was nice, luxurious, clean. Once we got there, the tour company had arranged for another tour guide who’s already onsite with her separate tour group. She practically rushed everything from setting everyone up with audio/equipment and then those who paid for a guided tour had a condensed, rushed tour around the garden. There was an elderly lady who had questions about logistics and had confusion since things were mixed up from everything… and the tour lady basically told her off (she’s frustrated, I can understand). I felt that I overpaid for the guided tour. I recommend just going there yourself and do your self guide or hire a guide through the museum itself. Another frustrating thing was that we were supposed to be back to Paris by 1:15. They pushed the schedule back that I didn’t get back till 2:30 PM… lost time and screwed up my schedule for the rest of the day.
star-3
Gorgeous location but long drive
MaryNicole_R
, Jun 2022
Once we arrived at the destination, the home and gardens were amazing! The tour was to leave at 2pm and we were to arrive at 1:30. We checked in and waited till 2:00 to actually board the the bus. The bus didn’t leave Paris until 2:26. It took about a 90 minute drive. The guide did give information as we drove. Once we arrived we had a little over an hour for our actual tour and then back to the bus for a longer bus ride back. The tour was done with head phones that were very hard to hear. There was a lot of static and feedback. We felt very rushed at the venue and would have like more time touring. The gardens were breathtaking. I feel that the tour description didn’t describe that the driving time was the majority of the tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
What a Beautiful garden...
Melanie_W
, Jun 2022
What a Beautiful garden and interesting house. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our day at Giverny!!
star-5
Great trip, nice bus,...
Karen_M
, Jun 2022
Great trip, nice bus, tour guide was awesome and spoke 3 languages - French, English, Spanish. We had enough time to explore on our own and pick up lunch at the local cafe before having to get back on the bus for the ride back. Your left on time at 8:15 and were back by 1. Suggest local cafe in Paris for lunch after and then do an Eiffel Tower tour after. All within walking distance of the pick up/drop off spot.
star-5
Giverny April
Gita_V
, Jun 2022
Very beautiful. Highly recommend it. Definitely worth the trip. Only wish we had a little more free time to spend there. Also the two language ( English and Spanish) tour guidance was a little much.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Beautiful Gardens
Suzanne_P
, Jun 2022
Great tour. The tour guide told us great information and was able to direct us around the gardens so we could see it all and not be stuck in lines.
star-4
The gardens were...
Daria_S
, Jun 2022
The gardens were magnificent! Layers of color and greenery everywhere you turn. You can picture Monet with his easel and brushes capturing the beauty all around him. A must-see for anyone who loves his work!
star-5
Perfect tour
Randall_G
, Jun 2022
Very friendly and knowledgeable guides. Beautiful tour of Monet’s gardens and house. Highly recommend
star-2
I was unhappy
Chris_S
, Jun 2022
The tour guide rushed us through the garden . He was not good. I would recommend that someone give us a map because it was difficult for many of us to get back to the bus. Perhaps a central meeting place by the gift shop outside would help about 15 minutes before we leave because we were told we would be left behind if we were not at the bus by 11:40. It was very stressful.
star-4
Great half day tour
Allison_E
, May 2022
Good bus trip. Half day was sufficient, gardens were incredible and well worth the trip! Probably would skip the guide if I went again but was helpful for orientation - but I was mostly there for the flowers.

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