Discover the picturesque retreats that inspired two of France’s most famous painters on this full-day tour from Paris. Escape from the bustling city on a comfortable coach and enjoy the scenery as you head toward the village of giverny tours paris, where your guide will meet you for an enlightening introduction to Monet’s house and gardens. Visit Clos Normand, the artist’s flower garden that served as a source of inspiration for many of his most iconic paintings—including The Water Lilies—then explore the Japanese-inspired lily pond and bridge that became the centerpiece of the house.
Day trip in Monet’s Garden and House in Giverny
Most tours offer round-trip transport by deluxe private chauffeured van from central Paris. In some cases, you’ll also get to skip the line to enter the home and gardens of Claude Monet. Some options also add visits to the opulent Palace of Versailles and Auvers-sur-Oise, where 19th-century impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh spent the last years of his life before dying.
The best time to take a tour of Giverny is from April to October. These months are when many flowers are in bloom, and the garden is at its most beautiful. You’ll also avoid the peak summer crowds if you choose to visit in autumn.
While it is possible to visit Giverny on your own, an organized tour is the most convenient and comfortable way to see the gardens, pond, and house of the Impressionist master. Here are five top-rated half-day and full-day tours that leave Paris for this gorgeous retreat.