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Giverny

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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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$108.72 per adult
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Worth the trip!
Beautiful gardens. Wonderful driver. Thank you Pascale for your careful attention. Definitely make the time for this
Christy_C, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

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Interesting, inciteful and enjoyable.
Del, Jul 2021
Versailles Palace & Giverny's Monet House Guided Visit with Lunch from Paris
Inciteful and interesting commentary. Claire put Giverny and Versailles in great perspective. The fellow travelers also provided an enjoyable day.
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Wonderful experience!
Amanda_R, Jul 2021
Giverny with Minivan
Our guide and driver Isabel was fantastic! She was knowledgeable and interesting. We had a lovely day.
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I’d recommend Olivier
LRG, Jul 2021
Versailles Palace & Giverny Private Guided Tour with Lunch and Priority Access
Olivier was great. Very knowledgeable. Was able to cross-reference a lot of history and took us to a great place for lunch on Fourges. I’d highly recommend Olivier.
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Loved it
Ruth_C, Jul 2021
Giverny's House & Gardens plus Versailles Palace Day Trip with Lunch from Paris
I loved Claude Monet house 😍 Versailles was beautiful and our guide was great. The lunch was excellent
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Really As Good As It Sounds
Ali_J, Jul 2021
Giverny Monet's House & Gardens Skip-the-Line Ticket & Transfer from Paris
Our driver was very prompt and fun to chat with. The trip itself was a dream come true. Seeing Monet’s water lilies in real life—highly recommend!
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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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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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Magical entry into Monet's water lily paintings
Natalie, Jul 2021
Giverny Monet's House & Gardens Skip-the-Line Ticket & Transfer from Paris
We had a wonderful day with this company, from the very easy location in the morning near the Ecole MIlitaire Metro and passing several cafes to get morning coffee and croissants, to the quick trip during the weekday to the garden. We arrived nearly 30 minutes early and our group of 5 was first to enter the gardens. It was incredible to go straight to the water lily ponds and to take all of our photos ahead of the crowds. At just about 25% of normal pre-pandemic levels, the gardens did not feel crowded all day. How wonderful to experience the ponds this time of year and to think about his paintings at L'Orangerie from a few days ago and imagine where he might have stood to capture the various scenes. We would have liked to have spent more time at the local art galleries and also to know that there were so many more lunch options than the first cafe right at the parking lot, but other than that, it was absolutely perfect. Our guide was delightful as well as informative.

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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