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Giverny

Rue Claude Monet, Giverny, 27620

The Basics

The best way to visit Giverny is on a day trip from Paris. All tours cover Monet's home (Maison et Jardins de Claude Monet)—a pastel-pink house flanked by gardens filled with flowers and a famous Japanese bridge—and the Museum of Impressionisms (Musee des Impressionnismes), dedicated to various forms of impressionist painting.

Other tours combine Giverny and Monet’s house with a visit to the Palace of Versailles or Auvers-sur-Oise, the village in which Vincent van Gogh spent his final days. Garden bike tours are another option for active travelers.

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Giverny Monet's House & Gardens Skip-the-Line Ticket & Transfer from Paris
Giverny Monet's House & Gardens Skip-the-Line Ticket & Transfer from Paris
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$115.87 per adult
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Lovely trip!
Amazingly beautiful and serene place to visit!. We went the end of October on a cloudy rainy day. The beauty of the gardens was very restorative and good for the soul!
Ummara_S, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

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Lovely day!
Sally_R, Aug 2021
Versailles Palace & Giverny's Monet House Guided Visit with Lunch from Paris
Van was modern, clean, comfortable. Guide Francois was knowledgeable, responsive, courteous, fun, we’ll-prepared so all went smoothly.. Giverny is charming beyond words. Lunch restaurant, in a garden area beside an old mill, was exceptional—food was delicious, served artistically, accompanied by wine, served meticulously. We were a small group (7) and soon knew each other! The Versailles tour was probably too brief for others, but I was still enchanted with Giverny, so it was long enough.
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Wonderful Outing - money well spent!
Susan_C, Oct 2021
Giverny's House & Gardens plus Versailles Palace Day Trip with Lunch from Paris
Our tour guide, Isabel, was incredible. She had a wealth of knowledge of both Giverny and Versailles, as well as history of France and Paris. She made the trip interesting and memorable. Lunch was delicious and very generous. I highly recommend this day trip.
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A day to remember!
John_H, Sep 2021
Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris
The gardens at Giverny were gorgeous! Tour of Versailles was interesting and informative. Gilles was a fantastic guide! Friendly, personable, patient, and knowledgeable. He even gave us additional tips on things to do near our hotel. Please be sure to let him know that we found Arenes de Lutece - ate lunch in the park and watched people playing bocce. Strolled around and enjoyed seeing this old Roman ruin right in Paris! Our day with Gilles was outstanding!
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Loved Giverny and the...
Donald_B, Sep 2021
Giverny's House & Gardens plus Versailles Palace Day Trip with Lunch from Paris
Loved Giverny and the lunch was fantastic. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, but by the end of the day at Versailles, we were overloaded with information so the cliff notes version would have been fine so that we could have enjoyed equal time in their beautiful gardens.
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Wonderful Afternoon
Kathleen_W, Oct 2021
Giverny Monet's House & Gardens Skip-the-Line Ticket & Transfer from Paris
Our driver Pascale was great. Very informative and helpful. Took us right to the entry to Monet gardens and suggested where to go first. Gardens and house were beautiful, and the village of Giverny was charming.
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Truly wonderful trip!
Rebecca_T, Aug 2021
Private Car Trip to Giverny Garden from Paris
The drive was wonderful and our driver pointed out so many interesting facts about the area! Giverny was overwhelmingly beautiful! Could have used one more hour there!
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A great experience for lovers of Monet's work.
Linda_C, Oct 2021
Giverny and Monet's Garden Small-Group Tour from Paris
Even in early October there were still many flowers in bloom. Seeing the water lily pond and Japanese bridges made Monet's paintings paintings come alive. For fans, like me, of Japanese prints, the house is a treasure trove! We had three hours in Givency, and that was enough time to explore the hpuse, the gardens, and walk to the church. Due to Covid it was not at all crowded.
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Jeffrey_H, Jul 2021
Giverny Monet's House & Gardens Skip-the-Line Ticket & Transfer from Paris
Gorgeous flowers, laid out in a stunning, winding walking path arrangement. Very uncrowded, probably due to Covid.
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Beautiful gardens and home
John_P, Nov 2021
Guided tour Monet's house and gardens/Giverny
Going through Monets house and garden was a beautiful experience I’ve had a dream to see it. It was wonderful. Glad to have a chance to purchase gifts and souveniers at the Monet garden gift shop as well
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A painters dream
Carol_B, Oct 2021
Giverny including Monet’s Gardens and Gravesite Small-Group Half-Day Trip
Tour guide spoke softly and could not hear her well. Beautiful place to go. Fall colors were great and still a few flowers in bloom. Even I spring Iris.
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Great guide! She was...
Harold_D, Oct 2021
Giverny including Monet’s Gardens and Gravesite Small-Group Half-Day Trip
Great guide! She was knowledgeable and went extra steps to answer questions. Plus she is a good driver Manx deftly negotiated busy Paris traffic and narrow village lanes.
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Getting there early made...
Richard_D, Oct 2021
Giverny Monet's House & Gardens Skip-the-Line Ticket & Transfer from Paris
Getting there early made the trip more enjoyable. Not crowded Inspite of the time of year there was lots of color Thank you Pascal

Things to Know Before You Go

  • A Giverny tour is ideal for art enthusiasts, especially impressionism fams.

  • The journey to Giverny, along the banks of the Seine River and through the sunflower fields of Normandy, is almost as good as the destination.

  • There are no ATMs or currency exchange bureaus in the village, so be sure to bring cash.

  • Although accommodations are available, the village's small size means availability is limited; book in advance if you plan on staying overnight.

  • Giverny and Monet's Garden are partly accessible for wheelchair users although Monet's House is not.

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How to Get There

Giverny is about 45 miles (75 kilometers) from Paris by road. To get there by train, catch the SNCF from the Saint-Lazare Paris train station to Vernon on the Paris-Rouen-Le Havre line. From Vernon you can catch a local bus, or hire a taxi or bicycle. However, the majority of tours include round-trip transportation from Paris.

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When to Get There

Between November and Easter weekend, Monet's house and the majority of Giverny's restaurants and guesthouses are closed to the public. Although very busy in the summer months, large tour groups fail to make the hamlet any less beautiful. Arrive early for the best experience.

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Claude Monet, Giverny's Most Famous Resident

Claude Monet—known for La Grenouillère, the Water Lilies series, and Impressionism, soleil levant—lived in Giverny between 1883 and his death in 1926. He was also the founder of impressionism, with the movement's name deriving from one of his paintings. Fans of his work shouldn't miss the chance to visit his well-preserved house in Giverny.

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