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

€69
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
5 hr.
Audio Guide
  • Delve into the world of famous impressionist painter, Claude Monet, on this informative audio-guided tour of his home.
  • Head to the meeting point and pick up your audio guide and headset before you start your journey from Paris to Giverny.
  • Enjoy picturesque views of the French countryside as you travel on board a luxury air-conditioned bus.
  • Once you reach Monet’s pink-plastered house, spend some time admiring his spectacular gardens.
  • With an audio guide available in 10 languages (French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and Korean), choose the language of your choice and start your self-guided tour.
  • Admire the Clos Normand Flower Garden with its many Eastern plants, and the lush water garden, famous for its Japanese bridge
  • Inside, explore the reading room, larder, and the artist’s studio that have been reconstructed to the last detail.
  • Learn more about the life and works of Monet with the help of your audio guide.
  • A tour coordinator will help guide you from Paris to Giverny and back - a hassle-free experience indeed.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24h before the schedule
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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

€79
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
5 hr.
Guided Tour
  • On this expert-guided half-day tour, immerse yourself in the world of French Impressionist painter, Monet.
  • Set off from Paris to Giverny in a luxury air-conditioned bus.
  • This experience has both English and Spanish guides as an option.
  • 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.
  • Explore the rooms at your own pace, including the blue reading room, which leads into the larder.
  • Visit Monet's studio, which 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.
  • Please note: inside Monet’s house, guided tours are not permitted due to the lack of space. Explore the space indoors on your own.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Versailles Palace & Giverny Gardens Guided Tour

€199
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
9 hr. 30 min. - 10 hr.
Guided Tour
  • 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 or Spanish-guided tour and enjoy a traditional lunch too.
  • 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.
  • Dine at “Moulin de Fourges,” a 2000-year-old mill and traditional French restaurant.
  • After lunch, get on board 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.
  • Admire the estate’s impressive French gardens, decorated with the famous Versailles fountains.
  • Note: The skip-the-line access is subject to the Versailles Palace procedures, including security control or an unforeseen crowd.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • Round-trip transport from Paris by a luxury air-conditioned coach
  • English or Spanish-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance ticket at Giverny for Claude Monet’s house and gardens
  • Skip-the-line access to the Palace of Versailles and its gardens
  • Lunch at a traditional French restaurant
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Versailles & Giverny AudioGuided Tour with Lunch

€179
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
9 hr. 45 min.
Audio Guide
  • Discover the Giverny Monet’s Gardens and the Palace of Versailles with priority access.
  • Explore the source of Monet’s inspiration for impressionism through his magnificent gardens.
  • Learn about the history of the Palace of Versailles through anecdotes and stories through your audio guide.
  • Step into the royal universe of Kings and Queens of France.
  • Audio guides may not be used inside the Monet House and in the Studio due to narrow room sizes.
  • It is not recommended to wear high-heeled shoes for this tour.
  • Face masks are required for travelers in public areas and onboard vehicles.
  • Strollers are not permitted inside the Palace.
  • Access to the Palace is challenging for those with reduced mobility.
  • Photography is allowed on this tour, with no flash and tripods.
  • Alternative choices to food restrictions like vegetarian or gluten-free options are available on site.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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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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.