Giverny and Monet's Garden Small-Group Tour from Paris

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From $123.15

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Travel to Giverny in France’s Upper Normandy region to spend time exploring the home and gardens of the famous painter Claude Monet on this guided tour. Take a luxury bus ride from Paris to Giverny, and then wander the grounds of Monet’s home and garden to see places that inspired the Impressionist painter to create world-known masterpieces. Numbers are limited to 15 people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll spend an intimate day with like-minded art lovers.
  • 5-hour tour of Claude Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people provides an intimate experience
  • Wander around the Impressionist painter’s former home
  • Visit the gardens to see beautiful sights where some of Monet’s inspiration came from

What's Included

  • Transport by air-conditioned Minivan
  • Local Driver/Guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 8 people (If Small Group Tour Option selected))
  • Private Tour (If Private Tour Option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Unless Private Tour Option Selected)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

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What To Expect

Your tour departs at 1:30pm. Meet at the spot in Paris specified at least 15 minutes before the start time. Please take note that if you’re late, there will not be accommodations made, and you won’t be refunded, so please make sure you're on time.  

Sit back and relax on your luxury bus ride. It takes a little over an hour to get from Paris to Giverny, but once you arrive, stop at Claude Monet’s pink stucco house. Explore the area, and go into rooms where Monet himself sat and lived. Many renovations have been made to the house over the years, but you’ll still see items owned and used by the Impressionist painter himself.

Afterward, it’s on to the garden. Walk around the planted grounds, and take in sights that might look familiar already. Many of Monet’s painting were inspired by his outdoor garden area. See the well-known green archways climbing with plants and shrubs. Plus, catch a glimpse of the bridge Monet painted in his famous Waterlilies and Japanese Bridge.

Follow your group as they board your luxury bus for the ride back to Paris.

Fondation Claude Monet

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Clos Normand - Fondation Claude Monet

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All clients must make sure to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Late comers will not be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Operated by Paris TRIP

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Very crowded even in beginning of May, so be prepared for that.
The only problem with the day was that it fell at the beginning of a long weekend, and the site was packed.
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much more convenient way to see Monets Gardens
barbara_w, Oct 2022
this was a great way to travel to Givernay. We have two small children and the tour arranged for a carseat. We didn't have to lug our stroller on public transportation. its a nice ride out to monets house/ town from Paris and you basically are self guided once you arrive. very convenient and I would rec it for anyone traveling to Givernay.
Monet comes alive!
Ilene_W, Oct 2022
I enjoyed hearing the details of Monet’s life from our driver Olivier and I especially loved the lily pads in the kitchen and dining room. Also the gift store was fantastic.
Great experience
Kathleenm_E, Oct 2022
Guide gave us great information about Monet, Giverny and the town. Very good driver and happy to be self guided once we arrived. Stunning spot
This was a total scam honestly
Rose_M, Sep 2022
I would write a review but I never even went on the tour, was yelled at by the tour operator, and then was denied a refund so that I could book a different tour. 0/10 would not recommend ever booking through Viator.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Bonjour Rose, If a scam is when a Tour Company waits 5 minutes after the scheduled departure time and then must take the difficult decision to leave a latecomer behind though the Tour Operator made it clear for people to arrive 10-15 minutes before the time of the tour for check-in, then YES this was a scam and we are really sorry you are looking at things that way. As Tour Operators, though our aim is to provide the best experiences, we, unfortunately, cannot reach that goal if participants do not read the instructions. We do understand that traffic conditions may lead travelers to arrive late at the tour departure point but these same bad circulation conditions force us to leave on time to run the tour in good conditions. As far as the refund which was denied to you, I am sure the same would have also been denied to you if you had missed your plane or your train. Thank you very much. Arnaud
Beautiful Monets Garden tour with a fabulous tour guide
Teena_D, Sep 2022
Monets garden was as beautiful as expected. But Michelle’s commentary on the drive there really added to my understanding of his life and of the history of art, it was excellent! She also showed us additional things on the drive back and supplied more fascinating info on Paris in general.
Best experience ever!
Tracy_K, Sep 2022
We had Christophe as our guide and he was EXCELLENT! He picked us up on time and drove us out to Giverney. He even got us to Giverney early so we beat ALL the crowds! He must have taken 50 pictures of us and was so patient but yet knew how to move us along to get great pics. Giverney was lovely - even in September! Flowers were out and they were so high as they had all season to grow. If you ever studied Monet - this trip is for you - I absolutely loved it and Christophe made it the BOMB!
Well worth traveling...
Michele_A, Sep 2022
Well worth traveling outside the city. Absolutely my favorite place I’ve been to in France. Highly recommend!
Peaceful visit
Alejandro_R, Aug 2022
Lovely gardens. Delightful guide. Was a real treat and fun getaway from the hustle of Paris. Would do again.
Good and calm experience
Marie_J, Jul 2022
Good way to experience Monets garden and house. The guide was very informative and the small group tour was calm and in addition the car ride provided a good option for a break in a busy schedule.
Did not disappoint!
Greg_B, Jul 2022
Matt was a Good guide very accommodating, great to be there in person, probably optimal in spring but still very good
Kyle_R, Jul 2022
Stunning gardens...brings Monet’s paintings to life! Loved that the colors of the geranium beds matched the house!
GREAT Tour if you love art and history!
Michal_L, Jun 2022
Beautiful day in Giverny. Isabelle was a great guide and full of knowledge. Obviously she loves art and history! I recommend her highly. It was a very hot day and very crowded which meant long queues and difficulty getting pictures of the gardens without people in the way. I would recommend checking the weather before purchasing. A few of the older folks on my tour didnt get to see the museum because they had to turn back due to the long queue in the hot sun. Just a heads up I arrived early to the agency I stepped inside to let them know I was here for the tour. They were very busy but a gentleman asked which tour and I said Giverny. He said nothing more just went off running around so I stepped outside to wait in front of the door as the store is small and people were constantly in and out and others were waiting outside as well. Eventually he led a group of people to a bus and left for a tour. Several mins later people came outside and boarded another bus so I asked someone else who looked like they worked there which tour was leaving and she said Giverny. I almost got left! So be aware you will need to speak up loudly and often to be sure as they apparently cannot keep track of all the people even after they arrive and check in. But I enjoyed the tour very much and forgot about that little glitch till now. Dont let that deter you.
Nice tour to Giverny and Monet’s garden.
Saul_W, Jun 2022
We had a very nice driver who gave us information on Monet and his garden. On time departure from our meeting spot. Comfortable van and we had nice conversations with our driver on many topics about France during our rides to and from Giverny. We had direct entrance to the site and had plenty of time to visit the gardens and Monet’s house. Unfortunately the grounds were quite crowded, but it was not unexpected since our visit was on Sunday. All in all it was a very nice tour and delivered as advertised.
Great gardens and house
Amanda_B, May 2022
Beautiful gardens and home. Be sure to allow plenty of time if stopping at restaurant while on tour. Took over hour to get food and rushed to eat while not missing bus.
A must see
Cynthia_M, May 2022
This is an amazing trip that all of us recommend! The ride out there included facts about Monet’s life. Once there, we were able to skip the line to the front. We had enough time to wander through the lily gardens, the flower gardens, Monet’s house and the gift shop. Absolutely stunning!!! Well worth it!
Our tour guide was...
Andrea_A, May 2022
Our tour guide was amazing!! We had the best time with him. He was knowledgeable and entertaining. We love talking on French, Spanish and English with him.
Don’t miss Giverny
Sally_C, May 2022
Our second trip. Gardens are spectacular. A don’t miss experience. Easy drive. Very pleasant and polite guide.
The gardens and home were...
Debora_S, May 2022
The gardens and home were pretty just wish we would have had more time to explore town. Van was a little warm way in back.
An amazing riot of colour
Marion_S, May 2022
The riot of colour of spring flowers was sensational. There were many different arrangements of many varieties flowers. Wall flowers, pansies and forget-me-nots, were planted under antirrhinums, alliums, peonies and tulips, not to mention the flowering shrubs. Absolutely amazing!
Diane_W, Apr 2022
Nice trip. Guide gave us lits of background info before we arrived, and left us plenty of time on our own.