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Ophorus Tours - Giverny and Monet’s Garden Half-day trip from Paris in a Small-Group

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Giverny and Monet’s Garden Half-day trip from Paris in a Small-Group

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  • Small Groups ( 1~8 )

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This day trip will lead you from Paris to the edge of Normandy, where you will first visit the idyllic home of Claude Monet. You will travel in style aboard a luxury minibus with one of our expert guides.

Highlights

  • Visit Monet's Giverny House And Gardens
  • Free time for Photo Opportunities
  • English speaking Driver Guide

Program & Itinerary

This day trip will lead you from Paris to the edge of Normandy, where you will first visit the idyllic home of Claude Monet. You will travel in style aboard a luxury minibus with one of our expert guides, so you can sit back, relax and make the most of your day. The leader of the Impressionist School lived here from 1883 to 1926, the colourful décor and pink brick facade are an intimate ...

This day trip will lead you from Paris to the edge of Normandy, where you will first visit the idyllic home of Claude Monet.

You will travel in style aboard a luxury minibus with one of our expert guides, so you can sit back, relax and make the most of your day. The leader of the Impressionist School lived here from 1883 to 1926, the colourful décor and pink brick facade are an intimate reminder of its former life. The precious collection of Japanese engravings is displayed in several rooms, hung in the marmer chosen by the master of Giverny himself. Claude Monet’s property at Giverny, left by his son to the Académie des Beaux-arts in 1966, has, after completion of large scale restoration work, become the Claude Monet Foundation, inaugurated in 1980. The huge Nymphéas studio, a stone’s throw from the house, has also been restored and contains the Foundation’s Shop.

The gardens have been replanted as they once were and offer visitors the “painting from nature” which Claude Monet’s contemporaries considered to be one of his masterpieces. The rectangular Clos Normand, with archways of climbing plants entwined around brilliantly coloured shrubs, lies before the house and studios, offering from Spring to Autumn the palette of varying colours to the painter-gardner who was “ecstatic about flowers”. Lastly, the Water Garden, formed by a tributary of the Epte, lies further away, shaded by weeping willows. With its famous Japanese Bridge, its wistarias, azaleas and its pond, it has once more become that casket of sky and water which inspired the pictorial universe of the water lilies.

Highlights:

  • Small-group tour limited to 18 people provides an intimate experience
  • Wander around the Impressionist painter’s former home
  • Visit the gardens to see beautiful sights where some of Monet’s inspiration came from

The price includes:

  • Transport by air-conditioned Coach or Minibus
  • Entrance fee to Claude Monet's Home
  • Small-group tour (Groups of 18 people or fewer)

The price does not includes:

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Guide at Monet's Home and Gardens
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  • 07:50 am
    or 01:30 pm

    Make your way to the meeting point in Paris

  • 08:00 am
    or 01:40 pm

    Depart from Paris

    This day trip will lead you from Paris to the edge of Normandy, where you will visit the idyllic home of Claude Monet. You will travel in style aboard a luxury minibus with one of our expert guides, so you can sit back, relax and make the most of your...
    This day trip will lead you from Paris to the edge of Normandy, where you will visit the idyllic home of Claude Monet. You will travel in style aboard a luxury minibus with one of our expert guides, so you can sit back, relax and make the most of your day.
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  • 09:15 am
    or 03:00 pm

    Visit Monets House & Gardens in Giverny

    After a drive out of Paris of just over 1 hour 1/2, arrive in Giverny to visit the stunning home and gardens of Claude Monet one of the most famous 19th century impressionist French Painter. Even though the term ‘impressionism’ already existed, one of Monet’s paintings – impression, sunrise –...
    After a drive out of Paris of just over 1 hour 1/2, arrive in Giverny to visit the stunning home and gardens of Claude Monet one of the most famous 19th century impressionist French Painter. Even though the term ‘impressionism’ already existed, one of Monet’s paintings – impression, sunrise – perfectly summarized the style and start of this painting movement.

    Upon arrival you will be taken by your guide to the entrance where your visit of the Gardens and House of Claude Monet will begin. There are several things to see on site:

    Claude Monet’s House:

    The painter arrives in Giverny in 1883 aged 43 years old. Thanks to the selling of a number of paintings to art merchant Durand-Ruel, he is able to acquire this house where he believes he will be able to ameliorate his work on light and color. During more than 40 years, Monet will transform, develop and enlarge the house. As you enter, you will first discover the reading room or ‘little blue sitting room’ followed by the artist’s first studio where he worked until 1899. You will then proceed to the first floor where the private apartments are located. These include Monet’s bedroom where objects and artwork from Monet’s time are exhibited. There are also reproductions of paintings made by his friends: Cézanne, Renoir, Signac or Caillebote. Then, move on to Alice’s bedroom – Claude Monet’s wife – and end the tour of the upper floor with the last room which was Blanche Monet’s bedroom. You will then return to the ground floor to visit the dining room and kitchen. Here, you will admire Monet’s famous collection of Japanese prints.

    The ‘Clos Normand’ Garden:

    Monet’s love for gardens came as he visited the gardens of friends as well as with the one he took care of in his previous house of Argenteuil. In Giverny, the artist will model his garden so as to better paint it. In front of the house, his creates the Clos Normand. He starts by removing a number of trees, to Alice’s great despair, then reorganizes the flower beds playing with the colors for his paintings. The flower garden is composed of daffodils, tulips, narcissus, iris, oriental poppies, peonies while the central path is lined with nasturtiums, fragrant roses, cherry and Japanese apricot trees.

    The water garden:

    By diverting a small river, Monet completely created this water garden. He will contemplate nature for hours especially fond of the reflections of the sky that occur on the water. Deeply inspired by ‘Japonism’ – influence of Japanese art on French Artists and writers – he creates a unique world. A Japanese bridge is built and oriental plants are introduced such as maple trees, Japanese peonies, white lilies, bamboos and Ginkgos Biloba. In 1897, Monet begins to paint the “Nymphéas” series inspired by the water lilies pond, achieving one of his most famous artwork reaching the limit of abstraction.

    Today, ten gardeners take care of Giverny gardens all year round.
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  • 01:00 pm
    or 06:45 pm

    Drop off in Paris

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Ophorus Tours - Giverny and Monet’s Garden Half-day trip from Paris in a Small-Group
Ophorus Tours - Giverny and Monet’s Garden Half-day trip from Paris in a Small-Group

Know before you book

  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • In case minimum numbers are not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund your tour
  • Tour is operated in English
  • Small group option, maximum 16 persons
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per person
  • Currency is in Euros
                                                        
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Signatory of Caring Attitude, the health commitment charter of the city of Paris

Meeting point

41, Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris

Departure

Pick up is at Paris Travel Agency, 41, avenue de la Bourdonnais, Paris.
Please be ready 15 minutes before tour departure time.
All tours leave on time!

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Included / excluded

Included

  • Small-group tour (Groups of 16 or fewer)
  • Entrance fee to Claude Monet's Home
  • Transport by air-conditioned Coach or Minibus

Excluded

  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Entrance fees others than mentionned
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities
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