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Giverny

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4,341 Reviews
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 beautifully preserved 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.

Perfect for travelers short on time, many tours combine Giverny and the house of Monet with a visit to the Palace of Versailles or Auvers-sur-Oise, the village in which Vincent van Gogh spent his final days. Alternatively, more active travelers can take Monet's garden bike tour and pedal down Rue Claude Monet past an array of water gardens, flower beds, and the cemetery where Monet was laid to rest.

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Giverny Monet's House & Gardens Skip-the-Line Ticket & Transfer from Paris

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Giverny Monet's House & Gardens Skip-the-Line Ticket & Transfer from Paris
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$109.19 per adult
Monet
There are no words to describe the time we spent in Giverny. My wife has dreamed about this place since childhood. The limo driver was excellent and very professional. His instructions were clear and he was right on time.
markertsworld, Oct 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

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Tour of Giverny and Versailles
Marilyn P, Nov 2019
Giverny's House & Gardens plus Versailles Palace Day Trip with Lunch from Paris
Wonderful tour! Yvonne, the driver and tour guide, was personable and knowledgeable. Very good English speaker. Great idea to pair these two venues of Monet's lovely home and gardens in Giverny and the fabulous palace and gardens of Versailles. Lunch in between at the charming restaurant on the river was a treat.
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Wonderful???
527vondam, Oct 2019
Giverny & Monet's House From Paris Audio Guided Half-day Tour
The tour was excellent. The guide was very knowledgeable with the history of Monet. Giverny was very picturesque and the ride was beautiful and very relaxing. The gardens were beautiful and just as described.
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Monet
markertsworld, Oct 2019
Giverny Monet's House & Gardens Skip-the-Line Ticket & Transfer from Paris
There are no words to describe the time we spent in Giverny. My wife has dreamed about this place since childhood. The limo driver was excellent and very professional. His instructions were clear and he was right on time.
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Giverny 18th October 2019
Tim B, Oct 2019
Giverny Monet's House & Gardens Skip-the-Line Ticket & Transfer from Paris
Lovely trip and well worth doing. We were driven through Paris both to and from Giverny and past various historic sites. Whilst we were reasonably aware of what we were seeing, others in the mini bus weren't. You might consider having your driver just mention these as each is pasted.
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Rosanne was an incredible and knowledgeable guide
dreeuwijk24, Oct 2019
Giverny's House & Gardens plus Versailles Palace Day Trip with Lunch from Paris
We enjoyed our tour. Roseanne drove us in a very comfortable VW van and lunch was good. Our only complaint is that there is no guided tour at giverny, which is what we expected. The tour at Versailles was wonderful and we learned a great deal about French history. The weather in October was a bit dreary, definitely suggest September instead.
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Bucket list
Ron R, Oct 2019
Giverny and Monet's Garden Small-Group Tour from Paris
Got to tour start point at the last minute due to traffic, but were greeted with open arms and smiles. Our guide Frederick was a fountain of historical knowledge which enhanced the experience. Time at Giverny was about right. Learned a lot and will recommend this to my friends
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Wonderful start to our week in Paris
elizabethbM1378DI, Oct 2019
Giverny Monet's House & Versailles Palace Private Day Trip from Paris
Highly recommend this tour. My family and I did this on our 1st full day in Paris and it was a wonderful and and rewarding experience. Our guide, Jean Paul was phenomenal; knowledgeable, cordial, professional, and full of interesting historical facts and legends. Would not hesitate to book another tour with this vendor. Versailles and Giverny were “must dos” for me and I am so glad we had Jean Paul as our host and guide. Merci beaucoup!
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Living The Dream
Ivette S, Sep 2019
Giverny and Auvers sur Oise Small Group Day Trip from Paris
Our guide, Jean-Paul, was amazing. His knowledge, enthusiasm, and commitment to making everyone on the tour at ease made the day spectacular. Jean-Paul made the gardens at Giverny come to life and made Van Gogh's mental condition very sad. The place he took us for lunch was delicious and delightful. We would recommend Jean-Paul to anyone wanting to do this tour. Merci.
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Excellent Trip!
jferrucci, Aug 2019
Versailles Palace & Giverny Private Guided Tour with Lunch - Priority Access
We loved our trip to Giverny & Versailles! Our Guide Fred, with Parismatic, was awesome! He was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. The Monet Gardens was absolutely worth the time and money and Versailles was very impressive. Highly recommend this trip!
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Gardens and Gold Leaf
426kaye, Sep 2019
Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris
The tour successfully contrasted the simplicity of Giverny to the opulence of Versailles Excellent guide who made sure we had not only an enjoyable but also an informative day. Small group was ideal.Transfer well organised and lunch quality so far above any tour lunch I have experienced. Would highly recommend.
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Beautful place even in the fall
Charles B, Nov 2019
Giverny & Monet's House From Paris Audio Guided Half-day Tour
The trip from Paris was a long ride in a coach bus, but was narrated in English and French for part of the time by a our tour guide. Then we were allowed to sleep a bit and then given very specific instructions and time to meet the bus at the end. It was very very crowded, but people were respectful and moved along. Even being in the fall the flowers and lily pads were beautiful.
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A wonderful day!
Gaynel S, Sep 2019
Giverny Monet's House & Gardens Skip-the-Line Ticket & Transfer from Paris
Our driver could not pick us up from our hotel because of a demonstration in Paris. We got cab to meet him. The ride to Giverny was enjoyable, and our guide was very personable. This was a real Skip the Line tour. He got us in right away! We had plenty of time to visit the house, the gardens, the village , and have lunch. He met us on time, and drove us back to our hotel. A lovely day! And Viator secured a refund for us for our cab ride in the morning! Thank you Viator!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • A Giverny tour is ideal for art enthusiasts.

  • 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.

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How to Get to Giverny

Giverny is about 45 miles (75 kilometers) from Paris by road. To get there by train from the city, 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 opt to hire a taxi or bicycle. The majority of tours include round-trip train or minibus transport from Paris; the journey, along the banks of the Seine River and through the sunflower fields of Normandy, is a feast for the eyes.

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When to Get There

Between November and Easter weekend, Monet's house, along the majority of Giverny's restaurants and guesthouses, are closed to the public, rendering a visit to the village far less rewarding than at other times of year. Although very busy in the summer months, large tour groups fail to make the hamlet any less beautiful.

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