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Giverny: Monet's House and Gardens Guided Tour

1. Giverny: Monet's House and Gardens Guided Tour

Escape the busy city and visit the enchanting home and gardens of the famous impressionist painter Claude Monet. Stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens with your knowledgeable guide and learn more about the flora as well as the importance of the gardens in Monet's paintings.  Meet with your small group and your guide before entering the gardens. First, visit the water garden with the water lilies that inspired many of his paintings and then the 'Clos Normand'. Your guide will point out different species of flowers and features of the garden. As you wander through the gardens and visit Monet's house also learn more about Claude Monet's life, and why he became the master of impressionism.  At the end of the tour, you can stay longer to stroll on your own or take a look in the big gift shop before you exit. From early spring till the first days of November, Monet's gardens are a fairy of colors and fragrances. Feel free to ask your guide about the picturesque village of Giverny and what more there is to see.

Giverny: Monet’s House and Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour

2. Giverny: Monet’s House and Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour

Stroll the streets of the charming village of Giverny and discover the grave of Claude Monet in the churchyard. Then, skip the long lines to Monet's house and gardens to hear the story of the artist's life and how he led the Impressionist movement from the village between 1883 and 1926. Learn how artists such as John Singer Sargent, Paul Cézanne and Mary Cassatt joined him in the sleepy village to form an unofficial artists’ colony. Be enchanted by the ponds and gardens that inspired his paintings, and see the Japanese bridge and lilies of the Oriental water garden. Savor the scent of flowers in season, such as wild roses, hollyhocks, poppies and honeysuckle.  Admire the water lilies and weeping willows, instantly recognizable from his classic paintings and look inside the thatched roof house to find the cheerful kitchen and his collection of 18th and 19th century Japanese prints.

Honfleur: 1.5-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

3. Honfleur: 1.5-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

Walk through Honfleur’s picturesque city blocks on a 1.5-hour walking tour with an expert guide by your side. See important historical sites and famous monuments and discover hidden gems loved by locals.  Meet your guide at the old-washhouse (Le Lavoir), next to the tourist office where and begin your walking tour with an introduction to the origins of Honfleur. Next head towards "L'Enclos", where Charles V built fortifications to protect the town against England during the Hundred Years' War. Continue towards the Old Harbour (Vieux Bassin) and stop at the salt warehouses, the butcher shops district, and the prison of Honfleur. Afterward, discover the Lieutenancy and end the tour at St. Catherine’s Church made famous by the shape of its roof and being built solely out of wood.

Welcome to Rouen: Private Walking Tour with a Local

4. Welcome to Rouen: Private Walking Tour with a Local

Experience Rouen like a resident on a private walking tour with a local host. Get tips on what to see and do, learn the best ways to get around and much more. Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation and get familiar with your local neighborhood. Hear where to buy groceries or where the best places to eat can be found. Alternatively, meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Venture beyond the usual tourist sites and discover places you would never read about in the guidebooks. Avail of an itinerary that can be tailored to your interests and specific needs. Ride on the public transportation system, at your own expense, if you prefer. Chat with your guide about life in the city and its many traditions. Feel more confident that you can get around and explore on your own for the rest of your stay in the city.

Giverny: Monet's House & Gardens Private Guided Walking Tour

5. Giverny: Monet's House & Gardens Private Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a private tour of the home and gardens of the world-famous painter, Claude Monet. Take two hours with a guide to explore the gardens and home that inspired some of his famous works, and learn more about the history of his masterpieces. See the home of Claude Monet with a private guide, and meet your guide at the site to begin your tour. Begin to explore his Giverny estate which was both his home and studio for over 40 years, and became the inspiration for many of his well-known masterpieces. Take a walk in the gardens that have remained unchanged since the time of the great painter's life there. Experience the play of light and reflections on the water like Monet once did. Contemplate the water lilies and Japanese-style bridges made famous by his paintings. Visit Monet's house and private apartments, kitchen, and dining room, and admire the collection of Japanese prints that are housed within the estate. Admire the world of Monet with your private guide and enjoy a personalized tour to fit your schedule. Prepare to explore the beauty and history of the world of Monet with this guided tour.

Normandy: Mont-Saint-Michel Private Walking Tour

6. Normandy: Mont-Saint-Michel Private Walking Tour

Discover the history of Mont-Saint-Michel, from the Hundred Years' War to the French Revolution, on a fascinating walking adventure. Join your private guide to discover the area and take in the stunning Romanesque architecture perched on top of the cliffs contrasting with the surrounding marshland. Arrive in Normandy and meet your guide outside the castle for a trip back in time as you walk around this outstanding site, dating back to the medieval era. Make the most of your guide's knowledge and expertise to customize your experience to your specific needs. Explore the many wonders of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the option to visit the historic abbey, which served both as a pilgrimage site and a prison back in the day.

Caen Like a Local: Customized Guided Walking Tour

7. Caen Like a Local: Customized Guided Walking Tour

Skip the usual historical tours and discover the city of Caen through a local's eyes on this customized tour that can run for anything between 2-6 hours. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel, making it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Meet your guide at your accommodation in Caen to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. Through conversations with your local guide, learn about cultural differences, local events, and what it's truly like to be a Caen local. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most out of your stay. Since the local partner's guides are not professional, they provide an experience that's authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around the city. The more notice, the better, as these tours are organized on demand and are completely personalized. Choose between 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6-hour options. With this experience, you won't just be passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

Caen: Private Guided City Sightseeing Walking Tour

8. Caen: Private Guided City Sightseeing Walking Tour

Learn about the fascinating history of Caen, laying in the heart of Normandy, just 20km away from the landing beaches! Caen became a strategic center during the Middle Ages thanks to William the Conqueror. Walk down the charming medieval streets with the half-timbered houses and contemplate the impressive facade of the Caen Castle, one of the biggest medieval fortresses in Europe! Enjoy the special atmosphere of old times when passing the street "Rue Froide," full of unique small shops, bookstores, and artisans! Caen will surprise you by the huge amount of churches, abbeys and cathedrals, many of them built by William the Conqueror! Nicknamed "the city of tousends faces," Caen is really full of contrasts. Hardly destroyed by the bombardments, the city was successfully rebuilt. Today, you can experience the dynamic city full of hidden treasures waiting to be discovered with your guide. Do not hesitate to personalize the tour; your private local guide will be happy to adjust the visit to your specific needs.

Visite guidée à pied de Deauville par un deauvillais

9. Visite guidée à pied de Deauville par un deauvillais

Découvrons ensemble Deauville pendant près de 2h15. Nous aborderons tous les sujets dont l'histoire de Deauville au travers de photos d'époque et d’anecdotes, pour ainsi comprendre son développement. Je vous donnerai les clefs pour mieux appréhender l'architecture qui sublime les stations balnéaires de la Côte Fleurie. Départ tous les jours de l'année sur réservation à 10h ou à 14h30. De 1 à 40 participants : 120€/groupe la visite à pied. Quelques remarques : La visite non sportive est commentée en français. Je peux aussi vous proposer une visite guidée d'Honfleur, Trouville sur mer, Touques, Villers sur mer, Dives sur mer et Cabourg. A propos de moi : Né à Deauville, grandi à Trouville sur mer, vélociste passionné, je guide depuis plus de 10 ans sur La Côte Fleurie à vélo, à pied voire en voiture. Je m'adapte aux particuliers comme aux professionnels et aux organisateurs d'évènementiels. Je serai ravi de vous faire découvrir via des visites sur mesure les villes dans lesquelles je vis et travaille chaque jour ! Je suis aujourd'hui guide accompagnateur touristique certifié.

Normandy : discover the art of making Calvados & Gin

10. Normandy : discover the art of making Calvados & Gin

Welcome to the Domaine du Coquerel ! During this guided tour we tell you all the secrets of Calvados production. We are a local, independant ans family business since 1937. This spirit is a tradition in Normandy and it requires a lot of savoir-faire. We are looking forward to tell you the magic of this incredible apple brandy made of time, love and apples. During the tour, you will learn the history of the manor, the technical process of making gin and Calvados. You will smell the amazing cellars flavours and taste our spirits, gins, liqueurs and pommeau.

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Our tour guide, Brigette was very friendly and knowledgeable. She gave us plenty of time to take pictures. Great tour. I think having a guide adds to the experience because you learn more about the history and the plants in the garden. And it is more interactive than a self-guided audio tour. We took TER the train to Giverny from Paris. We arrived early and had lunch at Les Nympheas restaurant before our 2 pm tour. Food and service were very nice. If you arrive early enough, you will have time to see the gardens at the Impressionist Museum and explore the museum also.

Wonderful tour and would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to walk in Monet’s world. I didn’t think they would be much to see in the fall however I was proved wrong. Many flowers of different colors and varieties were blooming. Our guide was very knowledgeable and did not rush us through. A must see!

This tour is a must o get all of the important information and to truly appreciate the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel. Claire was a magnificent guide who made our tour a wonderful experience. Definitely recommend!

It was a much smaller group compared to the other tours going on. The guide was friendly and intelligent about not only the house and gardens but also the town itself.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and considerate (we have slight mobility issues).