Visit Claude Monet's House: Giverny Private Day Trip from ParisPrivate Tour

Visit Claude Monet's house, the leader of the Impressionist art movement, and learn about his life and work on a private day trip from Paris and explore the picturesque village of Giverny.
This experience is on request only. Please contact us for pricing.

Things to know

Duration:

6 hrs

Suitable for:

Culture Vulture, History Buffs

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Driving Tour - Private roundtrip transport from Central Paris to Giverny

Tickets:

- English Speaking Guide
- Hotel pick up and drop off from a centrally located hotel
- Skip-the-line tickets to Monet's House and gardens.

Other inclusions:

  • - Comfortable, private roundtrip transport
  • - Customisable - simply ask us. 
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you in front of the Cartier Store located at 154 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France.

What makes this tour special

Escape the city on a private tour to Claude Monet's idyllic country house and world-famous gardens at Giverny, on this private day trip from Paris. For lovers of Monet and his waterlilies, for gardeners and fans of the Impressionist movement - or those who simply appreciate art and the quiet beauty of nature, this is a must-see private day excursion to the picturesque rural village of Giverny, where Claude Monet lived and painted for 43 years, and created his Water Lily Garden of dreams. 

On your private tour, you will:


For lovers of Monet and Impressionism, horticulture, nature, beauty, and peace - this is the day trip of dreams. Explore Monet's beautiful country house and exquisite gardens: the Japanese-inspired water lily garden and the walled 'Clos Normand' garden, famous for its rows of irises and dahlias, and made famous by Monet's prolific paintings. 

Monet loved his garden and loved to paint his garden. For lovers of Monet, stepping into those paintings is a magical moment. 

Claude Monet lived in and around Paris until he was 43. With a growing family and his growing wealth, he decided to purchase the Cider Press house - a charming pink brick country house with grey shutters in the Normandy village of Giverny. As soon as he moved in with his second wife Alice and between them their 8 children, he immediately painted the shutters bright green. 

This became known as Monet-green by the villagers, who very much questioned the taste of this Parisian peacock! Monet extended the house and hired several gardeners to create the top garden, the Clos Normand with its Grande Allee before purchasing another two acres of land, and paying to redirect the local river Ru (which again did not go down too well with the villagers!) to create his magical water lily garden - with which it is fair to say he became obsessed and produced hundreds of paintings of it - the pinnacle of which were the giant Nympheas which he painted during the war years, and dedicated to the French nation before his death. 

They now hang in the Orangerie in Paris. He built a special workshop to paint his water lilies - and this is now the spectacular gift shop. 

Explore the gardens with your knowledgeable guide as you learn all about the extraordinary life of Claude Monet - who began life as a humble and often impoverished artist, and became one of the great fathers of Impressionism, extremely rich and famous by the time he died aged 89.  Monet was friends with the great and the good, from fellow artists like Manet and Renoir to famous leaders and politicians like Georges Clemenceau - who held him in his arms as he died in 1926. 

You'll learn all about Monet's unusually close and eccentric family life as you tour his house, famous for its bright colours, and decorated with a huge collection of Japanese prints that influenced Monet's style, as well as works by fellow Impressionists.  

Enjoy a relaxing lunch break at one of the many eateries in Giverny, before exploring the rest of Giverny. 

The village is quaint, peaceful, colourful and beautifully manicured by the same gardening team that tends Monet's gardens. Visit the Museum of Impressionism with its wonderful collection of original works by Monet and his fellow Impressionists, make a pilgrimage to the local Church and graveyard where Monet and his family are buried, and visit the plethora of cafes, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. 

PLEASE NOTE: This tour is only available from April to November 1st

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