Excursion d'une journée complète dans la Giverny authentique incluant le déjeuner
Vous retracerez la vie et les sources d'inspiration de Claude Monet en voyageant en autocar vers le petit village haut en couleur de Normandie : Giverny. Le départ aura lieu à 8:15 depuis une agence située dans le centre de Paris. Après un trajet d'environ 1 heure et demie, vous découvrirez l'endroit étonnant que l'artiste a repéré et dont il est tombé désespérément sous le charme en 1883. Vous visiterez le matin sa maison et ses jardins avec un audioguide. Vous serez captivé par la vue, la couleur, l'atmosphère chéries par Monet.
Les deux jardins : un situé en face de la fondation, avec différentes fleurs colorées, le jardin japonais avec un lac... Le second vous rappellera la série de peintures à l'huile de Monet appelée « Les Nymphéas », certains de ses célèbres chefs-d'œuvre.
Vers midi, vous déjeunerez au restaurant « Les Nymphéas » en face de la maison de Monet. Ce sera une véritable occasion de savourer une cuisine traditionnelle.
Dans l'après-midi, vous aurez du temps libre pour vous plonger dans le monde de l'impressionniste en explorant le musée consacré au mouvement impressionniste. Une exposition permanente d'œuvres reflète l'influence de Monet sur ses contemporains, ainsi que sur les générations suivantes.
Vous terminerez l'excursion en faisant une pause gastronomique dans une boulangerie française typique.
Le départ de Giverny à Paris aura lieu à environ 17:15.
- Billets d'entrée
- Pause gastronomique dans une authentique boulangerie
- Transport en autocar climatisé
- Pourboires (facultatifs)
- Transfert depuis et vers l'hôtel
- Vous recevrez la confirmation au moment de la réservation
- Les enfants doivent être accompagnés par un adulte
- Excursion soumise à des conditions météorologiques favorables. En cas d'annulation du fait de mauvaises conditions météorologiques, vous aurez le choix entre une autre date et un remboursement intégral
Our visit to Giverny was the reason we included a return to Paris on this trip to Europe! And seeing Monet's gardens and the water lily pond truly was the highlight!! Just being in the gardens and the water lily pond where Monet stood and painted so many beautiful works was awesome. We arrived about 9:40 and were taken through the group entrance into the Monet estate. It was a beautiful day, and so it was very crowded. Our guide gave us our vouchers for the House, lunch, and afternoon break. We were not advised that we should see the House first, and so because the lines were so long and so disorganized, we strolled through the gardens and then around the water lily pond for some 90 minutes. When we got back to the House at 11:10, it was still so crowded that we knew we could not get through it and make our noon lunch reservation. (We were told that we must be at the restaurant at noon for our lunch.) So we had to skip seeing the House. We then headed for the church and cemetery. And then off to lunch, but couldn't find the restaurant as there is no on-street signage (and no address on our voucher). At the restaurant, they accommodated us even though we were about 15 minute late. Then we had the afternoon to see the Musee d'Impressionism and the village, which is really quaint. We visited the Mechanical Museum filled with farm equipment and engines and such. And we enjoyed our afternoon treat. We thought about paying again to go see Monet's House but the lines to buy tickets were very long and we didn't know how long it would take to get through the House. It would be helpful to have a later lunch time (1:00-1:30) as well as more specifics on what to expect for the lines to go in the House. We might have opted to see the house rather than going to lunch. As such, we definitely recommend the full day tour. You need time to visit Monet's house, gardens and water lily pond at your own pace.
The gardens at Giverny are exquisite and if you love gardens, you'll love this setting. Be advised, however, that there is no re-entry once you leave. There is a great and large gift shop. We bought the full day trip including lunch because we thought it would be easier on us. However, the tour guide moved so fast, that I had to run to catch her. By that point, she had finished with instructions on full day tour. The full day tour is self-guided. She took off with half-day tour and after catching up to her, she extremely quickly repeated instructions. No map of the village was provided and, consequently, we did not find the additional places we had tickets for. We believed the 3 tickets (provided by the tour company) we were handed for lunch, snack and museum, were in order of use. We had to be at lunch at precisely noon and looked for the 1st ticket destination. Forty-five minutes later, we found it and it was not lunch place but snack place. The clerk at the snack spot was very kind and said this happened ALL THE TIME. We never found the lunch spot. We tried to go back into the garden but there is no re-entry allowed; the guide failed to mention that. Also, we could not get into the gift shop. We never made it to the museum. We bought our own lunch as there are additional restaurants in the village. A potentially grand day ruined by poor tour company. Don't buy this package but do go to the gardens at Giverny.
To start - tour was 40 minutes late leaving Paris. Boarding the bus was very slow. Guide seemed to be disorganized and failed to give us needed vouchers for our meals. Our meal was at noon and we Had to leave the grounds for lunch and weren’t told we could not return to museum. We were let back in by museum employee when we explained we hadn’t been told. This should be disclosed before you purchase tickets. Rest of trip was wonderful.
We were going to take a train from Paris to Giverny for a day trip, because all we could find was half-day trips to Giverny from Paris, but ran across several posts and reviews saying what a hassle that could be. Then we found this full day trip, on a nice, big, air-conditioned bus from Paris, and booked it. The tour operator, Paris City Vision, was as nice, helpful, and professional as could be. The site itself was wonderful, with a tour of Monet's house, gardens, water lily pond, lunch at a local restaurant, Les Nympheas, a visit to the Musee Impressionisme, and an afternoon snack at a local bakery, Aux Coin du Paintre, plus some free time to walk around Giverny, where we stopped in some local painters' shops, and found the church where Monet is buried and his grave. There were people on our morning bus who were only there for the morning; they had to leave mid-day to be taken back to Paris, to be dropped off when the tour picked up the afternoon half-day people who only got to spend the afternoon there, with whom we rode back at the end of our full-day tour. I really feel that each of the half-day groups really missed out on the whole experience, and only got, well, half the enjoyment. I truly recommend doing the full-day tour, and would not hesitate again to use Viator or Paris City Vision.
Love bed, loved Giverny! This was my 2nd time there and I’ll go again someday! The shops a quaint and people are friendly! The reason for my 4 rating is that our guide showed us how to get in , gave us vouchers and left! She did not explain vouchers, nor give us directions back to the bus! My friend and I went WAY out of the way heading back to the bus and had to get a ride from a lot cal!
This tour was exactly what we wanted. A half day tour to Giverny is too short for us- this tour gave us plenty of time to soak in the atmosphere in Monets Garden without being rushed through.The drive was comfortable and took 1.5 hours arriving by 10am. We were given our vouchers / tickets for the garden, museum, lunch and afternoon tea. The timing of what we did was up to us which suited us as we lingered in the garden and strolled through the house Lunch at Les Nymphias was amazing - 3 course meal and friendly staff. Drinks were extra but very reasonably priced. We then went to the Musée Impressionist which was interesting but small. A stroll through the quaint Main Street was perfect before stopping at Au Coin du Paintre for a coffee and pastry in the garden. It was a very relaxing, comfortable day leaving at 5 pm for the trip back to Paris.
This is a new full day tour. Most of the other tours offered were half-day options but we decided to do this so that we could spend the whole day in the countryside. The drive was very pleasant and punctual. We were given headsets and earphones for the drive but there was no audio tour provided during the actual visit to Monet's home. This was disappointing. We were expected to tour the house on our own In fact our guide disappeared and we couldn't find her after we were let into the estate. The home is not very large the gardens are scenic, probably more beautiful in the summer when the waterlilies bloom. The lunch at the local bakery was very nice and so was the afternoon break at the artisanal cafe. The host staff were very friendly and kind. We got some nice photos and walked around the small village street. Could easily be a half-day tour.