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  • Address: Rue Claude Monet, Giverny 27620, France
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Giverny Tours

Known less for its name and more for the lily ponds that inspired Claude Monet's iconic paintings, Giverny is a provincial gem located just a short train journey from Paris. The tiny village, home to only 500 inhabitants, is an area of outstanding natural beauty, whose landscapes are comprised of ponds smothered in water lilies, weeping willow trees, and quaint painted bridges. Escape from Paris' metropolitan mayhem and spend the day in Giverny, a heaven for fans of Impressionism—you're sure to come back full of inner peace.

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.

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.

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.

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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Versailles & Giverny Private Tour - Skip-the-line, Paris, null
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Versailles & Giverny Private Tour - Skip-the-line

 Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Paris Round-trip private transportation from your hotel with A/C vehicle Skip the line tour of Versailles ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $273.81
Palace of Versailles and Giverny Day Trip from Paris with Lunch, Paris, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Palace of Versailles and Giverny Day Trip from Paris with Lunch

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See more than Paris and take a day trip to Monet's garden at Giverny and Louis XIV's palace of Versailles. The full-day tour combines the two most popular ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $214.15
Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris, Paris, Day Trips
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Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris

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Your day begins with a visit to Monet's House in Giverny and its famous water lily gardens followed by a discovery of the Musée des ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $285.77
Skip the Line: Giverny and Monet House Half-Day Trip from Paris, Paris, Day Trips
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Skip the Line: Giverny and Monet House Half-Day Trip from Paris

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Step into a real-life Impressionist painting at Monet’s gardens in Giverny. On this morning or afternoon half-day trip from Paris by coach, visit the beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.66
Small-Group Day Trip to Giverny and Versailles from Paris, Paris, Day Trips
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Small-Group Day Trip to Giverny and Versailles from Paris

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This tour will take you to two of the most important locations around Paris: the home of the « Prince of the Impressionists » and the palace of the « Sun ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $237.94
Giverny Roundtrip Transfer from Paris and Skip-the-Line Ticket, Paris, Day Trips
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Giverny Roundtrip Transfer from Paris and Skip-the-Line Ticket

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Spend some time in the French countryside at Giverny with this 6-hour small-group tour and walk through the gardens that inspired Claude Monet's famous ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.00
Independent Giverny and Monet's House Tour with Transport from Paris, Paris, Full-day Tours
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Independent Giverny and Monet's House Tour with Transport from Paris

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Discover the home of Claude Monet, his workshop, and the impressive garden surrounding his home outside of Paris. Your shared tour will depart from a central ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.59
Giverny including Monet’s Gardens and Gravesite Small-Group Half-Day Trip, Paris, Audio Guided Tours
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Giverny including Monet’s Gardens and Gravesite Small-Group Half-Day Trip

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Discover the unparalleled beauty of the home and gardens of Claude Monet where he lived and painted for the last 40 years of his life.

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.37
Monet's House and Versailles Skip-the-Line Day Trip from Paris, Paris, Day Trips
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Monet's House and Versailles Skip-the-Line Day Trip from Paris

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Enjoy Monet’s exquisite Giverny estate and visit the famous Versailles palace and gardens in a full-day shared tour. Meander around Monet’s delightful house ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $166.20
Giverny and Monet's Garden Small Group Day Trip from Paris, Paris, Day Trips
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Giverny and Monet's Garden Small Group Day Trip from Paris

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Visit the beautiful home and garden that inspired the master of Impressionism, Claude Monet, on a small group afternoon tour from Paris. The half-day tour is ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $123.75

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