An exclusive experience to discover Giverny with a private professional guide. A small group tour to discover Claude Monet’s gardens and house in Giverny. His flower gardens, the Clos Normand but also the water garden, and its Japanese bridge. An incredible place, rich of inspirations for the artist.
Meet your guide in Le Havre with a pick up at your hotel or at the Terminal Cruise at about 08:00 am - depending boat arrivingOnce you meet your guide, you'll be taken to Giverny where you will walk in the footsteps of Claude Monet. Discover the secrets of one of the founders of Impressionism, Claude Monet. Leader of the artistic movement of the 19th century, he introduced more perception, emotion and light into art of his age. He spent almost 40 years developing his Giverny property. Immerse yourself in the daily life of the artist surrounded by his eight children: the reading room, the grocery store, room, office, dining room, and kitchen. Plus admire his collection of Japanese prints.In the area by his home, you'll also see a large workshop which was the place where Monet painted his famous paintings of water lilies. Continue exploring the grounds to see the lavish garden with thousands of colors, which now boasts Japanese cherry trees, nasturtium parterre of tulips, and roses. Stroll through the romantic water garden, where you can find the Japanese bridge, the wisteria, the famous lily pond, weeping willows, and irises. After your time at Monet's home and garden, move along to the Museum of Impressionism. Tribute to the Impressionists around the world, it shows the history of the iconic artistic movement. You will be able to see The Garden, designed by the landscape painter Mark Rudkin. It offers a colorful nod to the themes dear to the Impressionists. You can also see the permanent gallery Monet Around, which offers to resume the influence of the art of Claude Monet and his contemporaries.Your tour ends back in Le Havre at about 5:00 pm.HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR :- See one of the most iconic site in Normandy: Giverny for its beauty that inspired Claude Monet’s paintings- Learn from a local professional guide : Being experts in their areas of history studied and very passionate story tellers makes our guides real assets. - Pick up & Drop off- A small group tour - Skip-the-Line access: Direct access to the gardens.- Monet’s Home: Visit the painter's house, the yellow dining room, his first workshop and the kitchen are especially memorable.- The Flower Garden: At any time, find the flower landscapes dear to the impressionist master.- The Water Garden: 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 water lilies..- The Japanese Bridge: See the famous little green bridge crossing his pond with your own eyes.