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Half Day Guided Tour of Giverny Monet's Gardens from Paris

€95
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Duration: 5 hr.
Free Cancellation

Immerse yourself into the world of French Impressionist painter, Monet!

  • Meet your tour guide and set off on a journey to Giverny on a luxury air-conditioned bus
  • It will take you 1.5 hours to reach Monet’s trademark pink-plastered house, where he lived for 43 years
  • See the lush Clos Normand Garden, blooming with Eastern-origin flowers, and the water garden, famous for its green-painted Japanese Bridge
  • Your expert guide will tell you fascinating tales and tidbits about Monet's life as you admire the gardens
  • Inside Monet’s house, guided tours are not permitted due to the lack of space
  • Explore the rooms at your own pace, including the blue reading room, which leads into the larder
  • Visit Monet's studio, that has been reconstructed with the original furniture down to the last detail
  • In the dining room, marvel at one of the most beautiful collections of Japanese prints in the world
  • This experience has both English and Spanish guides as an option
  • Ages 3-14yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 72h before the schedule
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Versailles Palace and Giverny Gardens From Paris with Optional Lunch

€179
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Duration: 9 hr. 30 min. - 10 hr.
Free Cancellation
  • Escape the city crowd and see two of France’s most famous cultural spots!
  • Board an air-conditioned coach and head out to Giverny to cover the first leg of your journey
  • Choose between an English-guided tour with or without lunch or an audio-guided tour with lunch
  • Your first stop is Claude Monet's pink-plastered house, where he lived and worked
  • Visit the reading room, the bright yellow dining room and the lush water garden, famous for its water lilies and Japanese bridge
  • If you have chosen the option that includes lunch, you will eat at “Moulin de Fourges,” a 2000-year-old mill and traditional French restaurant
  • In case you have chosen the option that does not include lunch, you can explore and eat at a local restaurant of your choice
  • After lunch, get onboard the bus again and make your way to the Palace of Versailles
  • Skip the lines at the entrance and explore the King’s and Queen’s State Apartments, the Royal Chapel, and the Hall of Mirrors
  • Outdoors, admire the estate’s impressive French gardens, decorated with the famous Versailles fountains
  • The audio guide is available in French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese, Japenese, Russian, Korean
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 72 hours before the schedule

Giverny is a picturesque town that’s straight out of a painting! Nothing less than a fairytale scene - Giverny - can be defined by picturesque gardens, wallpaper-ready flowers, water lily ponds, countrywide bridleways and cottages, and everything oh-so-pretty! If you’re in Paris, it’s just a 1.5-hour drive and a must-visit. If you’re a nature lover, then must take a Paris to Giverny day trip!

Why Take a Day Trip from Paris to Giverny?

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  • Home To Renowned Painter Claude Monet: The famous French painter and founder of Impressionist Painting resided here for 40 years, until his death in 1926.    
  • Visit Picture Perfect Locations: Most of Monet’s impressionist paintings were inspired by the landscape in Giverny including water lily ponds, sunrises, gardens etc.       
  • Explore Dreamy Gardens: From Monet’s house and garden to museums, you’ll spot picturesque gardens in every corner of this hamlet. 
  • Step Into The World Of Water Liles: Get snapping at the cutesy ponds with fresh water lilies.  
  • Go Castle Hopping: If you have a thing for royal castles and good architecture, this place will surprise with you an array of stunning castles. 

Paris to Giverny Day Trip: At a Glance

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Distance from Paris: 75 km

Travel Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Best Time to Visit: During summers, from April to October.

Getting There: Car, bus, train.

Approximate Budget for 1: £100 to £120

Things to Do: Monet’s house, breathtaking gardens, water garden, the Japanese bridge, museum, castles.

Getting to Giverny from Paris

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By Train

Travel Time: 45 Minutes

Train Stations: Gare Saint Lazare

Timings: First train departs at 6 AM, last train departs at 11 PM

Price: €8.90

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By Shuttle Bus

Travel Time: 45 Minutes

Price: Round Trip: €10

From Spring to Autumn a bus shuttle links Vernon-Giverny train station and the central bus station in Giverny main parking lot.

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By Car/Cab

Travel Time: 40 minutes

Taxi Fare: €96-€127

Giverny is easily accessible via car or taxi, however it does cost more as opposed to travelling by public transportation.

Top Things to Do on A Paris to Giverny Day Trip

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1. Visit Claude Monet’s House

Landmark | History & Art

A typical 2-storeyed countryside cottage with French-style windows, fairy book themed gardens and cottagecore interiors, Claude Monet - the famous French painter - spent almost 43 years in this cottage in Giverny. Visitors can access most areas of this house including the salon, the dining room, the bedroom, and the studio.    

Nearby: Museum Of Impressionism, Water Garden

Entry: Ticketed

from €18
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2. Explore Museum Of Impressionism

Museum

This art museum introduces the traveller to the revolutionary 19th-century artistic movement called Impressionism started by Frech painters. The museum throws light on this movement’s history, developments during the art movement, its evolution etc. So in a nutshell, this space is dedicated to Impressionist Art and its pioneers. This museum space was also used to host workshops and concerts. 

Nearby: Water Garden, Monet's House

Entry: Ticketed

from €6
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3. Stroll Through Water Garden

Landmark | Nature

Being a passionate horticulturist, Monet designed an entire garden area around this house that included trees like bamboo, Japanese peonies, maple trees, a pond for the water lilies, a Japanese bridge that was painted green! Most of these paintings are today are hanging on the walls of some of the well-known galleries that were inspired by this paradise-like garden.

Nearby: Monet's House, Museum of Impressionism

Entry: Free

Tickets from €10
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4. Saint Radegonde Church

Religious Site | Church

Built during the 11th century, this church is a classic example of fine Roman architectural designs and techniques. The church was again expanded in the 15th century and restored in 2010

Nearby: Monet's House, Museum of Impressionism

Entry: Free

from €5
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5. ​​Natural Mechanical Museum

Museum

Started in the year 1955, the Natural Mechanical Museum was started to display a vintage collection of mechanical devices, engines, steam machines and other machines. The museum is right in front of the Townhall, so it’s easily accessible.

Nearby: Monet's House, Museum of Impressionism

Things to See Near Giverny

Best Places to Eat in Giverny

Best Places to Stay at Giverny

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Budget Hotels

If you're on a budget trip, here's where you can stay without compromising on quality!

Le Jardin des Merveilles: An affordable stay in the hood, this cosy homestay too is surrounded by pretty gardens on all sides. It’s on the outskirts of Giverny and is a good 8 km away from the main hamlet.

Price for 2/night: €55

Mid-Range Hotels

Choose from these mid-range hotels for a comfortable stay on your trip to Giverny!

Les Rouges Gorges: This is a beautiful cottage stay with a stunning garden view. Depending on the type of room you choose, other amenities include a dining area, private bathroom, fireplace, terrace area etc.

Price for 2/night: €114

Forest Farm: Surrounded by lush greenery from all sides, Forest Farm is a cute little paradise with pastel-hued decor, floral soft furnishing and cosy corners.

Price for 2/night: €96

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Luxury Hotels

If you're looking for a luxurious stay in Giverny, here's the best place to stay at!

L'Orée de Giverny: A super cute cottage themed B&B with pastel green windows and cobbled roof, this stay offers two types of rooms including a comfortable double room and deluxe suite.

Price for 2/night: €148

More Things to do on a Day Trip from Paris to Giverny

  •  Shop Ay Autour d'un Savon: A gift and a souvenir shop, you can take back a piece of Giverny and Monet’s art by buying knick-knacks from this shop. You can shop for umbrellas with prints inspired by Monet’s paintings, hats, shawls, soaps, accessories, bubble machines etc.   
  • Go Museum Hopping At Vernon: A nearby attraction for Giverny, you can go museum hopping at the hood. Some include Musée Alphonse-Georges-Poulain, Tour des Archives, Ass Generale Conservat Collections Pub etc.
  • Visit Monet’s Grave: This town was also his final resting place. You can go to the cemetery behind the Saint Radegonde Church and pay your respect.  

Travel Tips

  • April and May are the best months to visit Giverly as the weather is pleasant and flowers are in full bloom. 
  • Likewise, July and August are when the water lilies fully bloom in Giverly and float prettily on the pond. 
  • Remember, Monet’s house is not open all year round. It’s open from the end of March to the 1st of November. 
  • Pre-book your tickets if you’re visiting Monet’s house. That way you avoid the ticket line and it’s easier and much faster. 
  • Try and visit Hotel Baudy (now a coffee shop) as it’s the place where many artists used to stay at when they visited Money back then. 
  • The hamlet has got plenty of hiking routes for nature walks. You can get information about these routes from their official website. 
  • You can also book a hot air balloon ride when you’re here. If you’re a couple, this can be a romantic date idea. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Your Paris to Giverny Day Trip

How do I get from Paris to Giverny?

You can opt for a bus, train, car or cab to travel from Paris to Giverny. Giverny is a 1.5 hour drive away from Paris.

What are the top things to do on a Paris to Giverny day trip?

The top things to do on a Paris to Giverny trip is Monet’s House, visiting the Museum Of Impressionism, Water Garden etc.  

How much time do I need for a Paris to Giverny day trip?

One day would be more than enough for a day’s trip from Paris to Giverny 

What are the best places to eat during a Paris to Giverny day trip?

Some of the best places to eat in Giverny are La Guinguette, La Rose Des Sables, Sleur De Seine, Hotel Baudy, Chicken Burget and Auberge du Petit Val. 

What are the best places to stay during a Paris to Giverny day trip?

Some of the best hotels to stay in Giverny are Les Rouges Gorges, Forest Farm, Le Jardin des Merveilles, Hôtel le Normandy, L'Orée de Giverny.

Is Giverny worth visiting?

Home to some of the prettiest gardens in France, a breathtaking landscape and a pop of colourful flowers, Giverny is surely worth visiting. 

Is a Paris to Giverny day trip suitable for families?

Yes, Versailles is suitable to visit with your family.