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One Day in the Footsteps of Monet

One Day in the Footsteps of Monet

10.5 hours From
AU$165 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Self-guidedSelf-guided
  • Duration
    10.5 hours
  • Tour Code
    PCV-18-5371
  • Operating Days
    Mon, Wed, Sat, Sun
10.5 hours From
AU$165 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Self-guidedSelf-guided
  • Duration
    10.5 hours
  • Tour Code
    PCV-18-5371
  • Operating Days
    Mon, Wed, Sat, Sun
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AdmissionAdmission All entrance fees includedInclusionInclusion Audio guide commentary/headsetMealMeal LunchTransportationTransportation Air-conditioned touring coach

Summary

Explore the beautiful village of Giverny, known to tourists as the home of Claude Monet during this full-day, self-guided tour.

Go to central Paris to kick off a bright and colorful excursion. You will make your way through Paris and the gorgeous landscapes of the Normandy countryside aboard our air conditioned coach. You will arrive in Giverny after about 1.5 hours of driving and your guide will escort you to the entrance of the estate. He will explain how the day is organized and will give you an audio guide for use outdoors only.

You may choose to start your day by touring Claude Monet's house. This residence nestled in the Giverny gardens is where the impressionist master lived for the last 40 years of his life. The inside of this two-story home boasts a magnificent decor. You can immerse yourself in Monet's world as you gaze upon the many paintings on display in the rooms of the house.

Your visit continues with a walk through the Giverny gardens, which have been preserved in their original state, as you listen to the commentary on your audio guide. Stroll through the Clos Normand and its stunning paths and flower beds bursting with a thousand colors. Lose yourself in the imagination of Claude Monet as you discover the water garden surrounded by majestic weeping willows. You cannot help but take amazing photos of the Japanese bridge spanning the waterlily pond, which was immortalized so many times in the artist's canvases. As you meander, you will understand the extent to which this garden inspired Monet's impressionist works.

You will then be invited to dine at Les Nymphéas, where lunch is served from noon to 2:00 pm. This restaurant is next to the Monet Foundation and across from Monet's house and serves traditional Norman cuisine featuring recipes from the days of Claude Monet. After lunch you can linger a bit longer in the world of the impressionist painter.

Begin your afternoon with a trip to the Museum of Impressionisms. Here you will learn about the origins of the movement launched by Claude Monet, its different schools and its influence in the art world. You can also enjoy its garden, which is just as flower-packed as Monet's gardens with colorful beds, aromatic plants, rose bushes and a breathtaking poppy field.

Take time to walk through the village and stop in the handful of painting and sculpture galleries dotted throughout the charming streets. Your day will conclude at Au Coin du Pain’tre, an artisanal bakery near Sainte Radegonde Church and Monet's tomb. Indulge in a gourmet treat, which is served from 3:30 pm and showcases Normandy specialties, before hitting the road to return to Paris.

You will board the coach around 5:15 pm and arrive in Paris around 6:45 pm.

Departure Time: 8:15 am
Meeting Point: 2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris

Inclusions

  • Admission to Monet's House
  • Admission to the Museum of Impressionisms
  • Lunch at Les Nymphéas restaurant between 12:00 and 2:00 pm
  • Round trip transportation in an air conditioned coach from central Paris
  • Gourmet snack after 3:30 pm
  • Group coordinator

Exclusions

  • Transfers to and from your accommodation

Important Notes

  • Self-guided tour of Giverny
  • Audio guide available in: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
  • The audio guides cannot be used inside Monet's house.
  • Self-guided tour of the Museum of Impressionisms
  • Temporary exhibits: Japonisms/Impressionisms, March 30 to July 15 & Henri-Edmond Cross: Painting Happiness, July 24 to November 4

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