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Giverny & Monet's House From Paris Audio Guided Half-day Tour

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Giverny & Monet's House From Paris Audio Guided Half-day Tour

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 10 more

Overview

Get out of Paris for a trip to the countryside on this tour to Giverny, the location of Claude Monet's House and Gardens. Travel by bus to the Monet property, where you have free time to wander around the house and grounds independently. An audio guide, available in several languages, is included, which you receive before departure. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking.
  • Self-guided tour to Claude Monet's House and Gardens in Giverny
  • Enjoy free time at the property to explore on your own
  • Listen to recorded commentary by audio headphones for information about Monet and his life here
  • See his water lily pond and Japanese bridge
  • Entrance fees included
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Round Trip Transportation From Paris
Audio-guided Visit in 10 languages
Free visit of the Gardens, Monet's House, Musée des Impressionnismes
Entrance ticket with Priority Access
Service of a multilingual host
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Guide

Departure Point

22 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France

Meeting time 30 minutes prior to the departure, in front of the HOTEL PULLMAN PARIS TOUR EIFFEL 18 avenue de Suffren, 75015 Paris - Meeting point 22 Rue Jean Rey with our representative with a Paris City Vision sign, outside the hotel.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour starts at a central location in Paris, where you receive your audio guide for your visit to Monet's House and Gardens. Then board the bus for the drive from the city to Giverny. 

When you arrive, you have independent time to explore Monet's studio, home, and vibrant gardens. Monet lived here with his family for more than 40 years, working on some of his Impressionist masterpieces. Inside, you can see his kitchen, sitting room, reading room, dining room, and bedroom, plus admire his collection of Japanese prints, which provided him inspiration. 

Outside, stroll around rows and rows of flowers—from roses to nasturtium to blooms from East Asia—and visit the water lily pond and Japanese bridge, surrounded by weeping willows. This is a scene you probably recognize from some of his paintings. Throughout your self-guided tour, listen to the audio guide for commentary about Monet's work and life. 

When your time is up, return to the starting point in Paris, where your tour ends.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
22 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).
Pass By:  
Giverny
After about a 1h30 min trip through the verdant countryside, you will arrive in Giverny. Enter this world famous village, famous for its pictural nature.
Stop At:  
The Clos Normand - Fondation Claude Monet
The visit starts with a stroll through the luscious Monet garden, which was the main source of inspiration for this indisputable founding father of impressionism. Cross the Clos-Normand, where you will find flowers from the Far East. Finally, you’ll come upon the magnificent water garden, famous for its water lilies, weeping willows, and the celebrated Japanese bridge spanning the pond. 
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Fondation Claude Monet
Thanks to your audio-guide, you will have two hours to tour Monet’s home, his studio and vibrantly colored gardens. Claude Monet lived with his family for more than 40 years in this Normand village. Follow in Monet’s footsteps as you visit the house, which includes the “blue sitting room,” his reading room which opens into the “pantry” where he kept tea, oil, spices and eggs. Continue on to the dining room, which houses the private apartments and one of the world’s largest Japanese print collections.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Musee des impressionnismes
After the audio-guided visit of the Gardens and the free time to visit Monet's house, you will have the opportunity to visit the Musée des Impressionnismes on your own.
Duration: 30 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
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
  • 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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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 & Monet's House From Paris Audio Guided Half-day Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Giverny & Monet's House From Paris Audio Guided Half-day Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Giverny & Monet's House From Paris Audio Guided Half-day Tour?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Giverny & Monet's House From Paris Audio Guided Half-day Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Giverny & Monet's House From Paris Audio Guided Half-day Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

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

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Giverny & Monet's House From Paris Audio Guided Half-day Tour.

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  • "Be patient and mindful with all the other travelers - they are all there for the same reason you are." See review
  • "This trip may take your away from Paris for a few hours but it is well worth it." See review
  • "During the half day tour there is only time to see the house and gardens." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Amazing tour
Manasi_P
, Aug. 2021
The tour was amazing. Carina gave very good information and explained everything in a professional way. The audio pens gave excellent overview of the spots seen.
star-5
Best Tour Guide
Wendy_F
, Aug. 2021
Our tour guide was excellent. I feel like I have read a biography of Monet. I never got the audio set to work, but it did not matter
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Small group with a...
Catherine_R
, Aug. 2021
Small group with a wonderful guide on way Karon. Karl who greeted us in the am from Paris vision was extremely nice and helpful in getting us a coffee and pastry in the hotel.
star-5
Great tour, if you love art and gardens a MUST SEE!
Kenneth_C
, Jul. 2021
Tour guide was TERRIFIC! HE WAS KNOWLEDGEABLE, FRIENDLY, LITERATE, CARING, PLEASANT and spoke perfect English. The gardens and home are beautiful and we'll worth viewing.
star-4
Beautful place even in the fall
Charles B
, Nov. 2019
The trip from Paris was a long ride in a coach bus, but was narrated in English and French for part of the time by a our tour guide. Then we were allowed to sleep a bit and then given very specific instructions and time to meet the bus at the end. It was very very crowded, but people were respectful and moved along. Even being in the fall the flowers and lily pads were beautiful.
star-5
Wonderful???
527vondam
, Oct. 2019
The tour was excellent. The guide was very knowledgeable with the history of Monet. Giverny was very picturesque and the ride was beautiful and very relaxing. The gardens were beautiful and just as described.
star-5
Precisely as required!
294JulieL
, Oct. 2019
We booked this (with ParisVision as it happens) as we wanted a no fuss, easily accessible return trip from Paris to Monet’s Gardens. This was exactly what was delivered. We opted for the “no audio commentary/ garden only” choice and the 2 hours at Giverny was well spent in the beautiful garden. We caught the Metro to and from ParisVision - the pick up point in Paris and it was very convenient. ( Hint look for Starbucks or similar in Paris near pick up point for low cost options for coffee/ snacks beforehand)
star-5
Pleasent afternoon
Jovan_J
, Oct. 2019
Monet's house is a place one must to see. Even the garden was not in a full bloom in October, the variety of plants and hard work as well as Monet's vision about it is impressive. Tour guides were fine, although did not spend too much time with tourists on a site (I thought we paid for a guided tour?). The bus driver Niko (Nick) was Excellent!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-4
Given by and Monet’s House tour
OnAir215980
, Oct. 2019
Beautiful gardens and informative tour. The only thing would change is give directions how to get back to the bus
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Worth the trip!
Lulani G
, Sep. 2019
I've always wanted to visit Monet's home in Giverney and I finally was able to do so in September. The gardens were still in bloom - beautiful flowers in a beautiful setting. I am in a Rose Club back home and it was special to see so many roses in the garden. I wish I was able to identify the rose names but "fragrant", and "beautiful" were good enough for me on my visit. Loved that abundance of perennials placed together -- I took a lot of pictures for my gardening reference. I can only imagine how colorful and magical it must be in peak season! The Water Garden blew me away - even though not many plants were in bloom. It was still lush and serene. It was so amazing to walk through and see how this magical place inspired Monet. Definitely saw the garden through his eyes in all his paintings. I saw how the scenery changes at different hours and how the weather changes the colors for you. Beginning to understand how painters are so adept at pulling you into their world and letting you see what they are seeing. The house was very quaint and it was delightful to see so many of Monet's non-famous paintings throughout the house. I was surprised by the amount of Japanese art that he collected but it was interesting to know this other side of him. Originally planned to take the train to Giverney on our own but opted to go for the bus trip with entrance ticket/ 2 hour duration. It was worth it - bus ride was pleasant and the guide led you to the House and gave you instructions on when to go back to the bus. They really are punctual. It was still busy when we were there but when will it not be busy. There must have been about a dozen tour buses while we were there. Be patient and mindful with all the other travelers - they are all there for the same reason you are. The only regret was not taking the longer 5 hour tour -- we had 2 hours to go through the house and gardens and be back to the bus. I will be booking the longer trip next time -- it includes lunch in the village and a snack. I would have loved to have wandered around the village.

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