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From Paris: Monet’s Garden Guided Tour with Fast-Track Entry

1. From Paris: Monet’s Garden Guided Tour with Fast-Track Entry

After being picked up at your hotel or apartment in Paris in the morning (or if you prefer, in the afternoon) your licensed tour guide will drive you to Giverny, a charming village in Normandy of 500 inhabitants, 50 miles away north west from Paris. You will first see the water-lily pond, the Japanese bridge, then you will visit Monet's garden and go into his house. Our tour guides are not allowed to speak inside Monet's house, therefore all the explanations regarding the house will be given to you before you enter the house. Inside Monet’s home, you will be able to dive in the past and see among others the reading room (blue salon), the impressive collection of the artist’s original Japanese prints, the larder (epicerie) the living room/workshop, Monet’s bedchamber, Alice Hoschede’s bedchamber, Blanche’s recently restored room, the yellow dining room and the blue ceramic kitchen. On the way out from the house we will give you some time if you wish to purchase some souvenirs in the former workshop where Monet painted the big water lilies serie at the end of his life

From Paris: Giverny and Versailles Private Full-Day Trip

2. From Paris: Giverny and Versailles Private Full-Day Trip

Your tour starts in Paris, where you will be picked from your accommodations and hop aboard a minivan for a one-hour drive to the Palace of Versailles.  Here, you will explore the opulent palace, once home to King Louis XIV, King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. On your tour, you will view the famous Hall of Mirrors, the Grand Apartments and the Queen's Apartments, as your guide helps bring history to life. Enjoy some free time to wander through the expansive gardens behind the palace.  After touring Versailles, take a midday break for lunch and continue your journey to Giverny, the long-time home of Claude Monet. When you arrive at Monet's House and Gardens, take some time to wander through the rows of vibrant flowers and stroll over to the water lily pond and Japanese bridge. You can view his workshop and house, where you can admire Monet's collection of Japanese prints on the walls before heading back to Paris.  

From Paris: Private Day Trip to Giverny and Auvers sur Oise

3. From Paris: Private Day Trip to Giverny and Auvers sur Oise

After being picked up from your hotel, you will depart in a luxury vehicle for your one hour drive to Giverny, where you enjoy Claude Monet's home and gardens.  You arrive early at Claude Monet's House and Gardens, a Norman orchard that Monet turned into a lavish property full of colorful flowers and other vegetation, including cherry trees, tulips, roses, wisteria, weeping willows, and irises. This attraction includes the following: Monet’s Home: visit the painter's house where he lived with his big family. The yellow dining room, his first workshop, and the kitchen are especially memorable.The Flower Garden: every season and every month, flower beds change, as do tulips, hyacinths, iris, nasturtiums. At any time of the year, find the flower landscapes dear to the impressionist master.The Water Garden: the main subject of painting at the end of his life, Monet liked to spend time there and observe the variations of light and the reflections of his garden on the pond, famous for its water lilies.The Japanese Bridge: see the famous little green bridge crossing his pond with your own eyes. Your guide will then suggest several different options for a nice lunch in the charming village of Giverny.  In the afternoon, head to the town of Auvers-sur-Oise, where Vincent van Gogh spent the final days of his life. See the wheat fields and church that he painted, and visit his room at Auberge Ravoux, where he died. You'll also see the twin graves of van Gogh and his brother, before you head back to Paris

From Paris: Private Trip to Giverny, Monet's House & Museum

4. From Paris: Private Trip to Giverny, Monet's House & Museum

Your tour will start with a pick-up from your Paris hotel by your private guide for the roughly 1.5-hour drive by minivan to Giverny, where you will walk in the footsteps of Claude Monet.  Upon arrival at Claude Monet's house and gardens, stroll with your guide through the rows of vibrant flowers in front of Monet's pink and green home. Visit the water lily pond and Japanese Bridge (pont Japonais), which you'll recognize from some of the Monet's best-known paintings. Admire the variety of vegetation, including cherry trees, tulips, roses, wisteria, weeping willows and irises. Explore the interior of the house, and see the kitchen, dining room, living space, bedrooms and the painter's collection of Japanese prints. As one of the leaders of the Impressionist movement of the 19th century, Monet introduced more perception, emotion and light into art of his age, and he spent almost 40 years developing his Giverny property. You'll also stop by his workshop.  Afterward, head to the Musée des Impressionnismes (Museum of Impressionism), honoring Impressionist artists around the world. The museum depicts the history of this favorite art genre and features The Garden, designed by landscape painter Mark Rudkin, which offers a colorful nod to the themes dear to the Impressionists. Check out the permanent gallery, Monet Around, to learn about the influence Monet and his contemporaries had on the generations that followed them, and visit the temporary exhibitions. Your tour will end with a return to Paris for hotel drop-off.

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A wonderful custom tour to Giverny on a Friday. The garden was therefore not so full and our guide was able to show and explain everything to us in peace. There was also enough time on the trip to explain other aspects of French history, as he was not only familiar with art history and the painter Monet. Very nice experience and a great trip. We were just sorry that our guide had to wait because there was an error in the coordination between his agency and GetyourGuide regarding the pick-up time at the hotel.

Sarah was a wonderful guide for our half-day visit to Giverny. She set the context for the visit during the drive and supplemented this during a brief coffee break just before entering the gardens. The pace and content of her remarks was consistently excellent and she unfailingly responded to our questions. Thanks to her, our visit was immeasurably better than an independent exploration of the house and gardens would have been.

We really enjoyed the private tour to the city of Giverny - Monet's gardens The car was excellent, very comfortable, privileged entrance to the garden. But Mr Felipe, our guide, made all the difference. Kind, attentive and excellent driver. Note 1000!!!

Great experience! Our guide was helpful, kind and very knowledgeable. It was the perfect one day trip to see both Versailles and Giverny. Great to drive through the small french towns on the way home, as well.

We had a great experience. Communication was great, they picked us up at 8 am, went to Giverny first (beautiful!!) and then Versailles. We had a great time.