Authentic Giverny full day Trip including lunch
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Pass By: Place des Pyramides, 75001 Paris France
You will retrace Claude Monet 's life and sources of Inspiration by travelling by Motorcoach to the small colorful village in Normandy: Giverny.The departure will be at 8.15am from central located agency in Paris..It will take around 1hour 30 drive to discover the amazing place that the artist spotted and fell hopelessly under its charm in 1883.
Pass By: Office de Tourisme des Portes de l'Eure, 12 rue du Pont, 27200 Vernon France
Drive from Paris in Eure Department ( close to Vernon 1 hour 20 ( approx) )
Stop At: The Clos Normand - Fondation Claude Monet, 84 rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny France
Before 10am,you will be visiting in the morning his house and his Gardens with Audio Guide. You will be captivating by the view, the color , the atmosphere that Monet cherished dearly.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Fondation Claude Monet, 84 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny France
The two gardens: one situated in front of the foundation house, with colorful and different flowers, the Japanese garden with a lake... The second will remind you the Monet’s series of oil paintings called “Water Lilie, some of his famous masterpieces.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, Rue Claude Monet, Giverny France
At around midday, you will have lunch at “Les Nymphéas” restaurant facing Monet’s house. It will be a real occasion to enjoy a traditional cuisine.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Musee des impressionnismes, 99 rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny France
In the afternoon, you will have free time to indulge yourself into the Impressionist's World by exploring the Museum dedicated to the Impressionist movement. A permanent display of works reflects Monet’s influence on his contemporaries as well as on the generations that followed him.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Giverny Immoprestige, 50 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny, France
You will conclude the tour by having a gourmet break in a typical French Bakery; Au Coin du Pain'tre
Duration: 45 minutes
Pass By: Arc de Triomphe, Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris France
The departure from Giverny to Paris will be around 5pm.
Stop At: 1st Arrondissement, Paris France
You will return back to Paris at around 6.30PM
Duration: 15 minutes
- Lunch at Les Nymphéas restaurant.
- Gourmet break at Au Coin du Pain'tre
- Free visit of the house of Monet, the workshop then free time in the gardens
- Audioguide available in 10 languages
- Entrance ticket to the Monet's House and the Musée des Impressionnismes
- Round Trip transportation by luxury coach from Paris
- Service of a multilingual hostess
- Entry/Admission - The Clos Normand - Fondation Claude Monet
- Entry/Admission - Fondation Claude Monet
- Entry/Admission - Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny
- Entry/Admission - Musee des impressionnismes
- Entry/Admission - Giverny Immoprestige
- Entry/Admission - 1st Arrondissement
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Unguided visit of Giverny : Monet's House and gardens with audioguide
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- Lunch at Les Nymphéas restaurant (located in front of the entry of Monet's House) between noon and 2:00 pm
- Self-guided visit of the Musée des Impressionnismes
- Gourmet break beginning at 3:30 pm
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Our visit to Giverny was the reason we included a return to Paris on this trip to Europe! And seeing Monet's gardens and the water lily pond truly was the highlight!! Just being in the gardens and the water lily pond where Monet stood and painted so many beautiful works was awesome. We arrived about 9:40 and were taken through the group entrance into the Monet estate. It was a beautiful day, and so it was very crowded. Our guide gave us our vouchers for the House, lunch, and afternoon break. We were not advised that we should see the House first, and so because the lines were so long and so disorganized, we strolled through the gardens and then around the water lily pond for some 90 minutes. When we got back to the House at 11:10, it was still so crowded that we knew we could not get through it and make our noon lunch reservation. (We were told that we must be at the restaurant at noon for our lunch.) So we had to skip seeing the House. We then headed for the church and cemetery. And then off to lunch, but couldn't find the restaurant as there is no on-street signage (and no address on our voucher). At the restaurant, they accommodated us even though we were about 15 minute late. Then we had the afternoon to see the Musee d'Impressionism and the village, which is really quaint. We visited the Mechanical Museum filled with farm equipment and engines and such. And we enjoyed our afternoon treat. We thought about paying again to go see Monet's House but the lines to buy tickets were very long and we didn't know how long it would take to get through the House. It would be helpful to have a later lunch time (1:00-1:30) as well as more specifics on what to expect for the lines to go in the House. We might have opted to see the house rather than going to lunch. As such, we definitely recommend the full day tour. You need time to visit Monet's house, gardens and water lily pond at your own pace.
The gardens at Giverny are exquisite and if you love gardens, you'll love this setting. Be advised, however, that there is no re-entry once you leave. There is a great and large gift shop. We bought the full day trip including lunch because we thought it would be easier on us. However, the tour guide moved so fast, that I had to run to catch her. By that point, she had finished with instructions on full day tour. The full day tour is self-guided. She took off with half-day tour and after catching up to her, she extremely quickly repeated instructions. No map of the village was provided and, consequently, we did not find the additional places we had tickets for. We believed the 3 tickets (provided by the tour company) we were handed for lunch, snack and museum, were in order of use. We had to be at lunch at precisely noon and looked for the 1st ticket destination. Forty-five minutes later, we found it and it was not lunch place but snack place. The clerk at the snack spot was very kind and said this happened ALL THE TIME. We never found the lunch spot. We tried to go back into the garden but there is no re-entry allowed; the guide failed to mention that. Also, we could not get into the gift shop. We never made it to the museum. We bought our own lunch as there are additional restaurants in the village. A potentially grand day ruined by poor tour company. Don't buy this package but do go to the gardens at Giverny.
To start - tour was 40 minutes late leaving Paris. Boarding the bus was very slow. Guide seemed to be disorganized and failed to give us needed vouchers for our meals. Our meal was at noon and we Had to leave the grounds for lunch and weren’t told we could not return to museum. We were let back in by museum employee when we explained we hadn’t been told. This should be disclosed before you purchase tickets. Rest of trip was wonderful.
We were going to take a train from Paris to Giverny for a day trip, because all we could find was half-day trips to Giverny from Paris, but ran across several posts and reviews saying what a hassle that could be. Then we found this full day trip, on a nice, big, air-conditioned bus from Paris, and booked it. The tour operator, Paris City Vision, was as nice, helpful, and professional as could be. The site itself was wonderful, with a tour of Monet's house, gardens, water lily pond, lunch at a local restaurant, Les Nympheas, a visit to the Musee Impressionisme, and an afternoon snack at a local bakery, Aux Coin du Paintre, plus some free time to walk around Giverny, where we stopped in some local painters' shops, and found the church where Monet is buried and his grave. There were people on our morning bus who were only there for the morning; they had to leave mid-day to be taken back to Paris, to be dropped off when the tour picked up the afternoon half-day people who only got to spend the afternoon there, with whom we rode back at the end of our full-day tour. I really feel that each of the half-day groups really missed out on the whole experience, and only got, well, half the enjoyment. I truly recommend doing the full-day tour, and would not hesitate again to use Viator or Paris City Vision.
Love bed, loved Giverny! This was my 2nd time there and I’ll go again someday! The shops a quaint and people are friendly! The reason for my 4 rating is that our guide showed us how to get in , gave us vouchers and left! She did not explain vouchers, nor give us directions back to the bus! My friend and I went WAY out of the way heading back to the bus and had to get a ride from a lot cal!
This tour was exactly what we wanted. A half day tour to Giverny is too short for us- this tour gave us plenty of time to soak in the atmosphere in Monets Garden without being rushed through.The drive was comfortable and took 1.5 hours arriving by 10am. We were given our vouchers / tickets for the garden, museum, lunch and afternoon tea. The timing of what we did was up to us which suited us as we lingered in the garden and strolled through the house Lunch at Les Nymphias was amazing - 3 course meal and friendly staff. Drinks were extra but very reasonably priced. We then went to the Musée Impressionist which was interesting but small. A stroll through the quaint Main Street was perfect before stopping at Au Coin du Paintre for a coffee and pastry in the garden. It was a very relaxing, comfortable day leaving at 5 pm for the trip back to Paris.
This is a new full day tour. Most of the other tours offered were half-day options but we decided to do this so that we could spend the whole day in the countryside. The drive was very pleasant and punctual. We were given headsets and earphones for the drive but there was no audio tour provided during the actual visit to Monet's home. This was disappointing. We were expected to tour the house on our own In fact our guide disappeared and we couldn't find her after we were let into the estate. The home is not very large the gardens are scenic, probably more beautiful in the summer when the waterlilies bloom. The lunch at the local bakery was very nice and so was the afternoon break at the artisanal cafe. The host staff were very friendly and kind. We got some nice photos and walked around the small village street. Could easily be a half-day tour.