Walking tour of Monet’s House and Gardens in Giverny
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Walking tour of Monet’s House and Gardens in Giverny

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the village of Giverny and Monet’s gardens and house
  • Learn more about the impressionist movement and life of Claude Monet
  • Skip-the-line access to the gardens, local expert guide
What to expect

Meet your local guide for a walking tour of the village of Giverny and enjoy skip-the-line access to Claude Monet’s gardens and house.

Claude Monet’s house in Giverny is a must for any modern art history enthusiast, or anyone who simply enjoys beautiful surroundings. Your tour guide will tell you the story of Monet’s life and how he led the Impressionist movement from 1883 to 1926. In Giverny, he was joined by artists like John Singer Sargent, Paul Cézanne, and Mary Cassatt.

By 1887, the sleepy little village found itself somewhat of an artists’ colony. Monet’s thatched roofed house with its pink facade is surrounded by enchanting ponds and magnificent gardens, two of the central features of his paintings. Wandering through the village of Giverny, as well as Monet’s house and gardens, is like stepping inside one of Monet's paintings. The cobblestone street featured in Claude Monet's “Wedding March” has remained practically unchanged since the artist depicted it with his master brushstrokes. The same goes for the Japanese footbridge that crosses over a pond decorated with luscious lilies.

Today, Monet’s house and gardens are maintained by the Foundation Claude Monet. The gardens are enchanting; from April to October, they overflow with wild roses, hollyhocks, poppies, and fragrant honeysuckle. The water lilies, weeping willows, and Japanese bridge in the Oriental Water Gardens are instantly recognizable from his classic paintings. The artist’s house features a cheerful and lively kitchen, as well as Monet's collection of 18th and 19th century Japanese prints. In the village, visitors can pay their respects to the great painter, whose grave is in the cemetery of Giverny's church.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to Monet’s house and gardens
    • Local tour guide
    What's not included
    • Pick–up and drop off
    • Tips
    • Food/Drink
    Reduced price
    • Youth (4-17)
    • Children (0-3): free
    Where

    Café 'La Capucine Giverny', 80 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide 15 minutes before time indicated on the voucher outside the restaurant/coffee shop called 'La Capucine'.Adresse: 80 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny.

    When
    • Every day
      Tour starts at 10.00qm or 2:00 pm
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    Provider
    UNIVERSAL TOUR GROUP
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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