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Skip the Line: Giverny and Monet House Half-Day Trip from Paris

Highlights
  • 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
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Skip the Line: Giverny and Monet House Half-Day Trip from Paris
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Overview
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, just 1.5 hours outside of Paris. 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.
What to Expect
Claude Monet, the father of the Impressionist art movement of the late 1800s, lived and worked just 1.5 hours 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 will leave 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.
Reviews (877)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile
Great Monet gardens with lots of Color .

I read these tours that are having a their down side by being either two big or crowed or the buses bathroom is out of order . This tour is great because of all the famous garden of Claude Monet and all the original Flowers...More

Thank Grant G
Reviewed 27 October 2018
Monet's garden and house tour

The garden's were beautiful, even at the end of October, and I am so glad that we decided to go. That being said, I feel that this trip is way over priced. Our tour guide had to do the tour in both Spanish and English...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ddntraveler
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile
What an absolute delight!

We booked this tour online from Australia before arriving in Paris a few weeks later and considered it one of the highlights of our five weeks in Europe. Booking was easy and the tour office is quite easy to find even for novices. Thankfully our...More

Thank WindyMeadows
PARISCityVISION, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Dear WindyMeadows, We are really happy to read that you enjoyed your tours. Our customers' satisfaction is our top priority ! Best regards, Agathe

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Lovely but a couple of disappointments

Pros: The tour guide was very nice and informative and was good at getting us into the grounds and house quickly past other tours. The gardens are amazing, and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Paris. Cons: No bathrooms on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Leigh D
PARISCityVISION, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Dear hayladfyfoo, We apologize for the miscomfort you experienced on our bus and the misunderstanding regarding your booking. There must have been a confusion while making your booking and for that once again we apologize. Still, we are glad to read that you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile
Good but could be better

We started the trip around 8:15 am, it took us 1:30 hours to arrive, 2 hours in the venue and 1:30 for the way back. The tour guide was a nice lady, the garden is exquisite, and the house visit was good experience. Yet, the...More

1  Thank Maywalmora
PARISCityVISION, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Dear Maywalmora, Thank you for your comment and valuable information on your experience on this tour to Giverny. We are happy to read that your enjoyed our guide's knowledge. As you may know, guides are forbidden inside the house and therefore, they usually make comments...More

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goldsmithc
12 March 2019|
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Response from Grant G | Reviewed this property |
It sure is . Get on the web site on trip advisor and look for a neat little hotel for the night . What day were you planning to do this on. ?? Or call one of these little breakfast & bed inns . Ok .You have the right idea... More
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CARVON
2 March 2019|
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Response from Grant G | Reviewed this property |
Keukenof gardens open up to the public March 21 and close in May around the middle of the month . April is perfect for viewing all the millions of flowers then .
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How are the flowers around 20 April
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