Private Tours to Monet's Home & Gardens in Giverny

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Visit the pink crushed-brick home in the small village of Giverny where impressionist Claude Monet lived from 1883 until 1926. Admire his collection of Japanese prints which are particularly lovely in the Yellow Dining Room on the ground floor, which inspired so many works and see the restored Nympheas Studio next to the house.

More famous than the restored house are the Monet gardens. You can walk through the Clos Normand with archways of climbing plants entwined around brilliantly colored shrubs, lies in front of the house and studios, offering a palette of varying colors from Spring to Autumn. Stroll through the Water Garden, formed by a tributary of the Epte, lies further away, shaded by weeping willows with its famous Japanese bridge surrounded by wisteria and azaleas as you look over the Lily Pond.

Painter Claude Monet indulged in his love of nature, in his art, his garden and his photography. As you drive up to Normandy your guide will introduce to the life and work of Claude Monet. You will have a guided visit Monet's home and gardens and the cemetery to visit Monet's tomb. See his home, studio, collection of Japanese engravings, and the famous water lily-garden.

On your return to Paris (or en route to Versailles) as you drive along the Route des Crêtes where you enjoy an exceptional panorama over the Seine valley, see a watchtower of the 9th Century built at the time of the Viking Invasion, the château of La Roche Guyon that became Erwin Rommel's headquarter during World War II, and if time the village of Vetheuil where Monet spent the 3 hardest years of his life.

You will be accompanied by a private English speaking guide on all tours with pre reserved entry.

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After a visit to Giverny head west towards the Epte river, which used to be the border between France and Normandy to Richard the Lionheart's chateau Gaillard for a magnificent panoramic view of the river and entire countryside.From here we we will discover the 2000 year-old city of Rouen with its gothic churches and cathedral immortalized by Monet, who painted it at different times of day and home to the tomb of Richard the Lionheart. The many beautiful half-timbered houses characteristic of Norman architecture still stand in Rouen's old quarter. It was here that Joan of Arc was convicted of heresy by the French clergy and burnt at the stake in 1431. Have lunch at a local Creperie or the oldest restaurant in France. In the afternoon return to Paris or continue to the Normandy coast to Etretat or Honfleur a charming harbor town on the coast.

After your visit to Giverny, have lunch in Giverny or back in Paris. The Musée d’Orsay houses world-famous artistic Impressionist masterpieces from the period 1848-1914. Your licensed guide will provide a general overview of the permanent collections: from paintings to fine arts. Special attention will be given to the Impressionists : Monet, Renoir and their disciples didn't’t merely reinvent landscapes and urban scenes but also traditional subjects such as portraits and scenes from everyday life.

Monet's Home & Garden Private Half Day Tour – ref GIV1 - Cost: 165€pp

Available April 1 to October 3 Daily

On the way to Giverny, your private guide will give you an introduction to the history of Giverny, Impressionisn, and Monet's influence on the many painters who visite.

Includes: Private driver-guide /Monet's home entry / cost for 4 people

Giverny + Orsay Museum Private Full Day Tour – ref GIVORS - Cost: 240€pp

Available April 1 to October 31 Tu- Su

Pick you up at your accommodation and head to Giverny to Monet's famous home and garden. Lunch in St Germain before a private walking tour of the Orsay.

Includes: Private driver-guide / Monet's Home & Orsay entry / cost for 4 people

Giverny + Auvers sur Oise Full Day Tour – ref GIVAUV - Cost: 280€pp

Available April 1 to October 31 We - Su

Pick you up at your accommodation and head to Giverny to Monet's famous home and garden. Lunch at cafe Baudy before a scenic ride to Versailles to visit the castles and gardens with a private guide.

Includes: Private driver-guide / Monet's Home entry / cost for 4 people

Giverny + Versailles Full Day Tour – ref VERGIV - Cost: 289€pp

Available April 1 to October 31 Tu- Su

Pick you up at your accommodation and head to Giverny to Monet's famous home and garden. Lunch at cafe Baudy before a scenic ride to Versailles to visit the castles and gardens with a private guide.

Includes: Private driver-guide /pre-reserved castle & Monet's Home entry / cost for 4 people

Giverny + Normandy Full Day Tour – ref VERNOR - Cost: 290€pp

Available April 1 to October 31 Daily

Visit Monet's home and garden. Lunch in Rouen before a scenic ride to the Normandy coast and the village of Honfleur.

Includes: Private driver-guide / Monet's Home entry / cost for 4 people