Private tour

From Paris: Private Trip to Giverny, Monet's House & Museum

Activity provider: Normandy Melody

From Paris: Private Trip to Giverny, Monet's House & Museum

Activity provider: Normandy Melody

From US$ 735.18 per group up to 8

Take a half-day tour outside of Paris to Giverny, the former home of the Impressionist master Claude Monet. With a private guide, explore the pastoral house, garden and water lily pond where he lived and worked, plus visit the Museum of Impressionism.

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Duration 5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel.
Private group


  • Visit the painter's house where he lived with his big family
  • Find the flower landscapes dear to the Impressionist master in the flower garden at any time of the year
  • Spend time in the water garden and observe the variations of light, the main subject of his paintings at the end of his life
  • See the famous little green bridge (Japanese Bridge) crossing his pond with your own eyes
Full description
Your tour will start with a pick-up from your Paris hotel by your private guide for the roughly 1.5-hour drive by minivan to Giverny, where you will walk in the footsteps of Claude Monet.  Upon arrival at Claude Monet's house and gardens, stroll with your guide through the rows of vibrant flowers in front of Monet's pink and green home. Visit the water lily pond and Japanese Bridge (pont Japonais), which you'll recognize from some of the Monet's best-known paintings. Admire the variety of vegetation, including cherry trees, tulips, roses, wisteria, weeping willows and irises. Explore the interior of the house, and see the kitchen, dining room, living space, bedrooms and the painter's collection of Japanese prints. As one of the leaders of the Impressionist movement of the 19th century, Monet introduced more perception, emotion and light into art of his age, and he spent almost 40 years developing his Giverny property. You'll also stop by his workshop.  Afterward, head to the Musée des Impressionnismes (Museum of Impressionism), honoring Impressionist artists around the world. The museum depicts the history of this favorite art genre and features The Garden, designed by landscape painter Mark Rudkin, which offers a colorful nod to the themes dear to the Impressionists. Check out the permanent gallery, Monet Around, to learn about the influence Monet and his contemporaries had on the generations that followed them, and visit the temporary exhibitions. Your tour will end with a return to Paris for hotel drop-off.
  • Skip-the-line entrance
  • Admission ticket
  • Private driver/ guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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A wonderful custom tour to Giverny on a Friday. The garden was therefore not so full and our guide was able to show and explain everything to us in peace. There was also enough time on the trip to explain other aspects of French history, as he was not only familiar with art history and the painter Monet. Very nice experience and a great trip. We were just sorry that our guide had to wait because there was an error in the coordination between his agency and GetyourGuide regarding the pick-up time at the hotel.

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October 7, 2021

Sarah was a wonderful guide for our half-day visit to Giverny. She set the context for the visit during the drive and supplemented this during a brief coffee break just before entering the gardens. The pace and content of her remarks was consistently excellent and she unfailingly responded to our questions. Thanks to her, our visit was immeasurably better than an independent exploration of the house and gardens would have been.

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November 8, 2019

Product ID: 161436