Giverny & Monet's House From Paris Audio Guided Half-day Tour

Paris, France

From $83.38

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Get out of Paris for a trip to the countryside on this tour to Giverny, the location of Claude Monet's House and Gardens. Travel by bus to the Monet property, where you have free time to wander around the house and grounds independently. An audio guide, available in several languages, is included, which you receive before departure. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking.
  • Self-guided tour to Claude Monet's House and Gardens in Giverny
  • Enjoy free time at the property to explore on your own
  • Listen to recorded commentary by audio headphones for information about Monet and his life here
  • See his water lily pond and Japanese bridge
  • Entrance fees included

What's Included

  • Round Trip Transportation From Paris
  • Audio-guided Visit in 10 languages
  • Free visit of the Gardens, Monet's House
  • Service of a multilingual host
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 22 Rue Jean Rey
    22 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France

    Meeting time 30 minutes prior to the departure, in front of the HOTEL PULLMAN PARIS TOUR EIFFEL 18 avenue de Suffren, 75015 Paris - Meeting point 22 Rue Jean Rey with our representative with a Paris City Vision sign, outside the hotel.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your tour starts at a central location in Paris, where you receive your audio guide for your visit to Monet's House and Gardens. Then board the bus for the drive from the city to Giverny. 

When you arrive, you have independent time to explore Monet's studio, home, and vibrant gardens. Monet lived here with his family for more than 40 years, working on some of his Impressionist masterpieces. Inside, you can see his kitchen, sitting room, reading room, dining room, and bedroom, plus admire his collection of Japanese prints, which provided him inspiration. 

Outside, stroll around rows and rows of flowers—from roses to nasturtium to blooms from East Asia—and visit the water lily pond and Japanese bridge, surrounded by weeping willows. This is a scene you probably recognize from some of his paintings. Throughout your self-guided tour, listen to the audio guide for commentary about Monet's work and life. 

When your time is up, return to the starting point in Paris, where your tour ends.

22 Rue Jean Rey (Pass By)

Fan of Monet? Want to see where he lived and the garden that inspired him? Your wish is our command with this half-day trip! Then, meet us near the Eiffel Tower with a departure by coach in either the morning or afternoon (depending on option selected when booking).

Giverny (Pass By)

After about a 1h30 min trip through the verdant countryside, you will arrive in Giverny. Enter this world famous village, famous for its pictural nature.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Operated by Paris CityVision

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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Traveler Tips

Be patient and mindful with all the other travelers - they are all there for the same reason you are.
This trip may take your away from Paris for a few hours but it is well worth it.
During the half day tour there is only time to see the house and gardens.
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Good tour to Givernay
Vadsa, Nov 2022
They were on time, the audio portion worked and we had a good time at Givernay. I would recommend this tour if you just wanted to be on your own. Iy was very organized.
Randy_W, Nov 2022
Too many people in the gardens to be able to enjoy the gardens or the house. Felt like we we cattle being pushed along. Not enough information on how to get around and our voice boxes only worked part of the time. Our tour director counted wrong and one girl was left behind because she couldn’t find where the bus was. We had to turn around and go back to pick her up🙁
Kathy_S, Nov 2022
Water lily garden and the yellow dining room the audio guide in multiple languages was wonderful now I’m inspired to start cooking from my Monet cookbook and to reread my book on the impressionists
Gorgeous Giverny
Tim_T, Oct 2022
We went immediately to the Lily pond and could have stayed there the whole time. We were just captured by the gentle flowing Epte River embellished by vibrant fall colors. The green bridges were themselves a delight. The home of Monet was a wonderful addition. To walk in his colorful rooms was a gift. We particularly loved the bright yellow dining area. How warm it must have felt in the morning sun. We could return again and again to Giverny—-and will for sure in our mind’s eye.
A Gardeners Bucket List - Checked!
Kelly_N, Oct 2022
The tour left on time, our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and the gardens and home were spectacular. We were back in Paris at 1:15 or so.
Beautiful Giverny
Ann, Oct 2022
Pleasant trip on the bus. Julien was informative and amusing. Beautiful Giverny, we are very happy we visited there.
American in Giverny
Francesca_V, Oct 2022
Had a lovely time, and made a friend a long the way. The tours are a very easy way to learn about the site you are visiting and making other friends! Monet’s home and garden was breathtakingly beautiful. I really enjoyed my time !
Must see Paris day trip
Christine_H, Oct 2022
Monet’s house and gardens are incredibly beautiful. The bus tour to Giverny was perfect and easy. Next time I’d like to explore Giverny a little more.
Wonderful experience!
David_B, Oct 2022
Money’s gardens were amazing! Everything I had hoped for, so peaceful. It was so nice to get out of Paris for the morning. Would definitely recommend to others
Monet’s Paintings Coming to Life
Gracie_A, Oct 2022
I felt thrilled when I saw the bridge, water lilies and garden depicted in several of Monet’s paintings. It felt like his paintings came to life! I had the most number of pictures in this area. It was also interesting to see where he lived and how he cared for his garden. Suggestion: Meet up point for the tour should be closer to a metro station. We almost didn’t make it as we had to walk far. We couldn’t get a cab either.
The gardens were...
Sharon_L, Oct 2022
The gardens were outstanding. I felt like Monet was visible in the composition of the flowers and plants. I would avoid Saturday visits to ensure time and space to meditate during the visit.
What a beautiful place!
Mary_H, Oct 2022
What a beautiful place! We did the 1/2 day self guided tour. Make sure you understand the map before separating from the guide so you can make your way around easily. Was a little worried about the early fall season being limited color. The gardens did not disappoint very beautiful. The house a little underwhelming the dining room and kitchen were my favorites. Don’t miss the Japanese garden amazingly beautiful no wonder Monet was in love with his home.
Monet experience
Raman_N, Oct 2022
The trip was enjoyable ; but too short and the problem was there was no water or refreshments . It was tiring
Giverny day
Loyce_T, Oct 2022
Beautiful day, easy connection, great place. The guide provided us with information and listening guides to use at our own osve
Bridget_M, Oct 2022
It’s a beautiful place and I enjoyed every minute of it. Who is happy we did not have a guided tour since we could go with our paste and not have to stay with a large group.
A bit rushed
Hannah_B, Oct 2022
We loved the gardens overall themselves, but there was not enough time so the visit felt rushed. The bus did not leave for the gardens on time, and we did not depart on time after rushing through to make sure we made the meeting time.
Poor value
Ingrid_B, Sep 2022
Not a good value. Next time would take the train. The audio tour was a disappointment. Expected to see Monet's grave. Monet's house and grounds were beautiful and interesting.
Didn’t get to actually attend.
Haley_M, Sep 2022
Tried contacting earlier than the required time to move my trip due to sickness. Was told I couldn’t and couldn’t get my money back.
Kristen_R, Sep 2022
The gardens and grounds are absolutely beautiful! Touring the inside of Monet’s home was a special treat as copies of his work were on display. The half day was a perfect amount of time for the trip from Paris. The self guided audio tour allowed us to go at our own pace, which we liked.
Poor planning
Nancy_G, Sep 2022
Giverney was lovely but the transportation was a nightmare. It was no car day in Paris which the company should have known and planned for. Once we had traveled for over 2 hours on the return, a group of us asked to be dropped at a Metro station so we could make our own way back.