Welcome to Giverny


Note that the principal sights are closed from November to Easter, along with most accommodation and restaurants, so there’s little point visiting out of season, although you will have the streets and a few sights all to yourself.


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Giverny activities

$227.20 Cultural & Theme Tours

Paris to Versailles and Giverny Day Trip with Epte River Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny, Eure, Haute-Normandie, NormandyShort on time? Visit Versailles and Monet’s Garden in the same day. Ready for your full-day tour (easels and crowns optional)? First up, Giverny. Home to Impressionist maestro Monet from 1833 until his demise in 1926. Walk across the Japanese bridge you’ve seen somewhere before and catch your reflection in that water lily pond..Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, Yvelines, Ile-de-FranceTime for a hearty lunch (we won’t let you eat cake, unless you want to), at the Moulin de Fourges, an 18th-century mill inspired by Marie Antoinette’s hamlet. Leading us nicely on to your next stop: Versailles. Compare and contrast your interior décor to that of Louis XIV and his wife, then waltz through the vast Hall of Mirrors. Your tour guide is at hand to answer your questions, however weird or wonderful. Duration: 3 hoursPass By: Le Jardin de Versailles, Versailles, Yvelines, Ile-de-FranceYour tour guide is at hand to answer your questions, however weird or wonderful. You’re in for a treat (and numerous photo ops) in the palace’s back garden, and no garden worth its name would be complete without a fountain, sculpture, forest or two. If you’re lucky (if you choose the right date, that is), you’ll catch the Musical Fountains show, when the gardens’ numerous water features boogie to the rhythm of Louis XIV’s favorite tunes. Then it’s back to Paris to dream in your own private chambers. • Experience the majestic Versailles and Monet’s gardens in Giverny •      • Enjoy this combined one-day tour with a return trip from Paris •        • Be inspired with a stroll through Monet's picturesque garden •        • Take a guided tour of the Great Royal Apartments of Versailles Palace •        • Drink in expert commentary from your guide •        • Take lunch at the Moulin de Fourges riverbank restaurant •      • Marvel at the breathtaking fountain display at Versailles (optional) 

$113.03 Day Trips & Excursions

Giverny and Monet's Garden Bike Tour

Once in Vernon visit the charming farmers' market to buy picnic supplies. You'll then hop on your bike and pedal across the river to a beautiful park along the banks of the Seine for lunch. At lunch you can also sample the local's favorite drink: cidre.It will then be time for your relaxing 5 kilometer (3 miles) ride down the bike path to the village of Giverny and the world-famous gardens of Claude Monet. Cruise past the Giverny church and its cemetery containing graves of local citizens dating back to the 17th century, British soldiers from World War II and even Monet himself buried within his family's vault. You will pass the Hotel Baudy, where Impressionists Manet and Renoir used to paint.Shortly you will arrive at the highlight of the day - Monet's GardenSpend about 1.5 hours enjoying Monet's gardens, his house and the famous water lily pond where some of his most famous works originated. Be sure to bring your camera and plenty of film! Additionally, the village of Giverny offers you the American Museum of Art (across the street from Monet's Gardens), numerous cafes and small streets begging to be explored.

$98.19 Cultural & Theme Tours

Skip-the-Line Giverny and Monet House from Paris

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Place des Pyramides, Paris, Ile-de-FranceFan of Monet? Want to see where he lived and the garden that inspired him? Your wish is our command with this half-day trip! Pass By: Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny, Eure, Haute-Normandie, NormandyExpect a feast for your eyes on this half-day tour to Claude Monet’s home in Giverny. After an hour and a half from Paris on your air-conditioned coach, you’ll alight at Monet’s property and extensive gardens, where he indulged in his green-fingered passion. First, you’ll visit the front gardens and orchards with your expert guide, to gaze upon an array of vivid blooms (depending on the season). Next, you’ll be enthralled to see the legendary water lily pond in real life and cross the oft-painted Japanese bridge. Don’t forget to take a few pics, be the star of your own Impressionist-style landscapes!  Take a while to enjoy the tranquility of the weeping willows and bamboo trees. Then on to Monet’s house, painstakingly restored to its former glory. Pass By: The Clos Normand - Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny, Eure, Haute-Normandie, NormandyExplore Monet’s abode and admire his private art collection, a huge fan of Japanese engravings, he amassed one of the largest collections in the world. Make sure to stop by the excellent souvenir shop before you leave to peruse, and maybe purchase, reproductions of Monet’s paintings, crockery, table sets and even flower seeds (if you fancy recreating the gardens back home!) Then it’s back to Paris in the comfort of your coach. • Travel from Paris to Giverny by air-conditioned coach • Choose a tour in the morning or afternoon • Discover the gardens that inspired Claude Monet • Admire the water-lily pond and Japanese bridge from Monet’s paintings • Learn about the gardens with your guide then explore alone • Discover Monet’s personal collections in his home

$133.58 Cultural & Theme Tours

Giverny and Monet's Garden Small Group Day Trip from Paris

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny, Eure, Haute-Normandie, NormandyYour afternoon tour to Giverny will take you through the Normandy countryside to the charming country village of Giverny, where Monet lived with his family from 1883 until his death in 1926. It was here in Giverny that Monet indulged his love of nature, in his painting, his gardening and his photography. You'll be able to stroll through Monet's exquisite gardens and admire the water-lily pond and famous Japanese bridge which featured in his masterpieces. Independently explore the house and gardens to get a real feel for how Monet lived and what provided the inspiration to his works. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Musee des impressionnismes, Giverny, Eure, Haute-Normandie, NormandyThe final stop on your artists' tour before returning to Paris is a visit to the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny. The museum houses a number of works by American painters who traveled to Giverny to meet Claude Monet and draw inspiration from his Impressionist techniques.Duration: 2 hours

$238.62 Cultural & Theme Tours

Auvers-sur-Oise and Giverny Small-Group Day Trip from Paris

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny, Eure, Haute-Normandie, NormandyTravel to Giverny to visit Claude Monet's house and gardens. Your tour takes in Monet's restored home, garden and workshop at Giverny, where Monet lived from 1883 to 1926. A particular highlight is the water-lily pond with its famous Japanese bridge which featured in many of Monet's masterpieces.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Musee des impressionnismes, Giverny, Eure, Haute-Normandie, NormandyVisit the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny. Artists traveled to Giverny to meet Claude Monet and draw inspiration from his impressionist techniques. Next, enjoy lunch at the Moulin de Fourges before arriving at Auvers sur Oise.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Chateau d'Auvers, Auvers-sur-Oise, Val-d'Oise, Ile-de-FranceNext, enjoy lunch at the Moulin de Fourges before arriving at Auvers sur Oise.The final stop on your artists' tour before returning to Paris is a visit to Auvers sur Oise, where Vincent van Gogh painted his last works before his death here in 1890.Duration: 2 hours

$132 Tours & Sightseeing

Paris to Giverny Round-Trip Transfer with Skip-the-Line Ticket

Start your journey with a pickup from your Paris hotel in an 8-seat luxury minivan, and spend an afternoon in the beautiful town of Giverny where famous impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926) lived for the last forty years of his life. Spend 3-4 hours visiting on your own at your own pace. Stroll through the gardens where Monet painted several versions, according to time and season change, of Les Nymphéas (The Water Lilies), with the beautiful Japanese bridge over a pond. Visit the house where the artist lived: his studio, his bedroom overlooking the garden, and his beautiful collection of Japanese "estampes". Take the time to visit the cemetery down the street where Monet is buried among flowers, stop at one of the many cafes along the way or buy some souvenirs and flowers for your garden (at own expense) before heading back to your hotel.

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