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Half Day Audio Guided Tour of Giverny Monet's Gardens from Paris

5 / 5 total 53 reviews
Duration: 5 hours
Product code: 4006
Overview

On this half-day excursion, you can see the Foundation Claude Monet at your own leisure!

The tour leaves from our office near the Louvre, where you’ll be given an audio guide for the visit. After about a 1 hr. 30 min. take a trip through the verdant countryside, you will arrive in Giverny. You will have two hours to tour Monet’s home, his studio and vibrantly coloured 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. 

The visit continues with a stroll through the luscious Monet garden, which was the main source of inspiration for this indisputable founding father of impressionism. During this walk, you can listen to audio guide commentary about Monet’s life, works and career. Take in the vibrant flower-lined central path, which is surrounded by roses, nasturtium, and flowerbeds of all kinds, offering a wide spectrum of colour. 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. 

Highlights
  • See Giverny at your own leisure
  • Come discover the life of Claude Monet through audio guide commentary
  • Contemplate the flamboyant garden at Giverny, a source of inspiration for Monet’s impressionist works
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Italian
  • Duration Duration: 5 hours
  • Printed Voucher Accepted Printed Voucher Accepted
  • Available daily April - October Available daily April - October
  • Live Guide Live Guide
    English, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Free cancellation up to 3 calendar days before departure (Central European Time). Beyond that period, the following fees apply: 2 calendar days prior service: 50% of tour price (Central European Time) 1 calendar day prior service: 100% of tour price (Central European Time)
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
Inclusions
  • Round trip transport in an air-conditioned coach
  • Entry Pass for Giverny
  • Audio guide available in 10 languages: French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese, Japenese, Russian, Korean
  • The tour includes Services of an accompanist
Exclusions
  • Transfers to and from your accommodation in Paris
  • Guided visit
Meeting Point
Address: PARISCityVISION, 2 rue des Pyramides, 75001, Paris. 

Please print your tour voucher and present it to the PARISCityVISION office on the day of your departure.

Know Before You Go
  • Audio guides may not be used inside the Monet House and in the studio, as the rooms are very narrow.
  • Audio guides should be picked up at our office before departure.
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Reviewed by Ian M CA   September 13, 2018
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The two hosts/ guides were very polite and courteous. The gentleman when dealing with everyone was superb. They were doing a difficult job dealing with a wide cross-section of people and the guy (Henri I think) handled people politely and firmly with great subtle humour. He is a star. They both are. Priceless. They made it a very well run tour. Thank you both.
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Reviewed by Diane M NL   September 01, 2018
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Very good! Wished we had more time.
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Reviewed by W.Sussana FR   July 24, 2018
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A long way to travel but worth a visit. But the time was enough. I listened to all the information in the audio guide on the bus on the way there, which I recommend. By doing so you know what you want to see more of when you arrive, and can just enjoy what you see.
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Reviewed by R.Jonathan US   July 20, 2018
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Good and clear background information provided by bus, including advice about how to focus our limited time at Giverny.
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Reviewed by H.Theresa CH   July 06, 2018
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Our guide was wonderful, he took very good care of us!
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Reviewed by R.William US   May 22, 2018
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Liked not being shepherded around by a guide. We were turned loose and given a timeline and a time to be back at the bus, so we could spend our time concentrating on we liked. For us, one of the high points of the tour was the bus ride to and from Giverny, seeing the countryside beyond Paris and the farms and little towns in the distance.
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Reviewed by F.Hassel BE   May 16, 2018
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Excellent, efficient friendly service, comfortable coach journey, very good audio guide. Monet's garden is wonderful, breathtakingly beautiful. A thoroughly enjoyable day, thank you. I recommend it.
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Reviewed by B.Sharon US   May 09, 2018
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The tour guide on the bus was very knowledgeable. Listen to the audio guide on the bus instead of trying to learn about everything once you’re at Giverny. Be sure to tour the Japanese Garden first. Since the house is small, the lines are long and they move slowly. Also, there’s a cafe just outside the Giverny Estate along with a gift shop and toilets.
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Reviewed by B.warren GB   May 08, 2018
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Really good
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Reviewed by Diana m GB   April 16, 2018
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Lovely day visiting Giverny despite a bit of rain. Monet’s garden at the beginning of Spring is beautiful. The self-guided audio tour allows you to wander by yourself & soak up the beauty. Excellent service, friendly & efficient. I highly recommend privatetour.com and will use them again.
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Reviewed by Michele J FR   April 09, 2018
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What we got is exactly what we anticipated from the description and the reviews that we read.
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Reviewed by R.Stacy US   April 07, 2018
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Great drive in a nice comfortable bus and wonderful grounds
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Reviewed by L.Martina ES   April 01, 2018
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We had a lovely time with both a comfortable ride and a beautiful day to enjoy the gardens.
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Reviewed by P.st Clair US   March 19, 2018
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The audio comment was very informative and very understandable.The airco on the bus was very welcome on a hot day that we went. Nice tour to escape from busy Paris
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Reviewed by Meredith R FR   March 14, 2018
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Excellent guide on the bus--informative and entertaining. Very comfortable ride. Beautiful visit to Giverny.
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Reviewed by B.Kerry US   March 09, 2018
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I didn't use the headset as I had too much photographing to do.
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Reviewed by C.Brooke US   March 09, 2018
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I thought the information was great. Taking the bus gave me time to listen to some of the audio guide before arriving. And I didn't have to worry about finding my way there. Once there I was free to explore at my own pace and listen if I wanted to or just enjoy the beautiful scenery. There were just less than 2 hours to actually tour, which for some may be too short, but for me, it was just right.
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Reviewed by S.Davids CA   March 01, 2018
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well organised. went on time. the audio guide is good.
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Reviewed by Terri B FR   March 01, 2018
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A comfortable trip from Paris. Gardens were delightful and beautiful home!
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Reviewed by Wendy W BE   February 16, 2018
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Highly recommend the Giverny tour. The garden was beautiful.
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