Giverny Day Tour With Lunch
Spend a day in the French countryside on this 8-hour private tour from Paris to visit Monet’s House and Garden. Your expert guide-driver will help you get into the popular attraction before it opens to the public, and introduce you to some of Giverny’s best food.
You will enjoy the beauty of magnificent gardens and take a walk in the lovely and picturesque village of Giverny. In other words, you will go on to discover Claude Monet and his picturesque gardens in the village of Giverny private tour.
Available every day
Priority skip-the-line tickets to Claude Monet’s House and Garden as well as the Giverny Museum of Impressionisms
3-course gourmet lunch in Giverny and pastry at local bakery
Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned coach
Provided Giverny map with local recommendations
100% free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Giverny Skip-the-Line Tickets
On this private tour guide Paris, you will get priority access with skip-the-line tickets so you do not have to wait in the public admission queue to get in. This will help you avoid crowds and enjoy more time in Monet’s House and Garden, where you get to see the inspiration for some of the Impressionist’s most famous art. You will enter the garden around 9am before it opens to the public.
What to Expect on This Private Giverny Tour
From Paris, enjoy a 1-hour drive through the French countryside with narration from your guide on the sights and landscapes you pass by en route to Giverny for a full day of art, gourmet food, and lush gardens.
You will be arriving at the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny at around 9:00 am, where you will start your getaway by walking in the Claude Monet’s gardens. It is one of the painter’s sources of inspiration. Therefore, you’ll gaze at the wide variety of Oriental flowers, the wonderful paths, and the flower beds beautifully flowered with a thousand of colors. After that you will stroll through the water garden with its famous Japanese bridge, sheltering the lily ponds that inspired Claude Monet for one of its most famous paintings, the “Nymphéas” (Water Lilies).
Afterward, head inside to Claude Monet’s house, where he lived with his family for 43 years. You will immerse yourself in the artist’s daily life by crossing the blue sitting room, the dining room, and his studio, all of which were completely refurbished.
Explore the Giverny Museum of the Impressionisms
You will continue your day by visiting the Giverny Museum of Impressionisms. Inside, discover the birth of the Impressionist movement. The small museum is a perfect representation of Norman nature, and the garden here is recognized as one of the “Remarkable Gardens of France.”
Lunch and leisure time in Giverny tour
After your visit to the gardens giverny and museum, you will take a short walk to a local restaurant for a 3-course lunch. Your guide will secure your reservation for you. Later in the afternoon, you will be invited to Au Coin du Peintre bakery for a gourmet snack break. This little shop is a few meters away from Claude Monet’s grave and the Sainte-Radegonde Church. So, you can easily walk around the village and enjoy your last moments in Giverny.
Your luxury transportation will be waiting for you at 5pm at a predetermined meeting point for your return to Paris
Our Giverny Tour Guides and Transportation
Parismatic founder, Frederic Khlghatian—a certified, Paris-based tour guide for more than 23 years—is often the licensed driver and guide of this Giverny private tour. Learn more about our experienced tour guides here, and please check out our Tripadvisor reviews.
We want your trip to Monet’s House and Garden to be memorable, and comfortable transportation is a priority. Expect to be picked up in a Mercedes-Benz V-Class, equipped with Wi-Fi.
Safety and Accessibility for your Giverny private tour
We strive to take the stress out of planning your visit to this popular destination. Our tour guides are constantly in communication with Monet’s House and Garden to ensure we have up-to-date information regarding reopenings and closures, as well as health and safety guidelines.
On our tours, expect readily available face masks and hand sanitizer in our vehicles, and expert guides who know where to stop for bathroom breaks.
You can also enjoy a full-day tour of Giverny and Versailles with an expert guide.
Reviews ( 12 )
Delightful afternoon at Giverny
Our tour guide Christian did a terrific job describing Monet’s time at Giverny. But he also displayed a remarkable knowledge of both art history and historical context so as to bring the area to life. An extremely personable and engaging fellow. We would recommend this tour to anyone, regardless of level of study or knowledge.
Best Day of our Trip!
Thank you to Fred and Veronique for the most wonderful day visiting Monet’s Gardens and the charming village of Giverny. Our family of five loved every minute getting to see some French countryside with great commentary provided by our guides. Fred is so knowledgeable not only about Monet, but also about the interesting history of Paris and the Normandy Region of France. Would highly recommend Parismatic Tours. Hope to return soon to beautiful Paris and book another tour with this tour company. Merci Beaucoup Fred and Veronique, it was a day I will never forget.
My family of 6 is full of art lovers, and we wanted to take a day trip to Giverny to the house of Claude Monet. This tour was fantastic! Fred, our tour guide, picked us up promptly at the set time, and drove us in a very nice van through Paris and out to Giverny. Along the way we get a lot of information of historical background to Monet, including a great overview of French history, as well as the story of Monet himself. Fred was able to answer all our questions and then some; he was very knowledgeable. Once in Giverny, we entered the grounds quickly, and Fred oriented us to the gardens, and then set us loose to explore. When we were done, he had secured a table for us at the busy cafe. It was a great day, one we will long remember!
up to 24 hours in advance
Please note: This product is upon request. We will confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order.
Giverny closed from November 1 till April 1.