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Skip the Line: Giverny and Monet House Half-Day Trip from Paris

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    Claude Monet, the father of the Impressionist art movement of the late 1800s, lived and worked just 1.5 hours outside of Paris in Giverny, where he spent his days indulging in his passion for botany and gardening. On this half-day tour from Paris, feast your eyes on his charming home, which sits on a large property made up of extensive gardens. 
    Your tour starts with departure by coach in either the morning or afternoon (depending on option selected when booking) from the city center. When you arrive at Giverny, take a walk through the front gardens and orchards with your guide, and gaze upon an array of vivid blooms (depending on the season). Then stroll over to the legendary water lily pond that so inspired Monet, and cross the oft-painted Japanese bridge. Enjoy the tranquil environment created by weeping willows and bamboo trees, and pose for photos in your own Impressionist-style landscape.
    Skip any lines and head inside the house, which was painstakingly restored to its former glory after it was donated by Monet's son to the French Academy of Fine Arts. Your guide will leave you here to explore the kitchen, bedrooms, and other spaces on your own. Admire Monet's private art collection, including Japanese garden prints. Then wander into his studio and peruse the large souvenir shop, where you can purchase reproductions of Monet's paintings, pottery, and even flower seeds.  
    Your tour ends with the drive back to Paris in the comfort of your coach.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The house and gardens are gorgeous, naturally, but you don’t need a guide to enjoy them. Our guide was a very nice and patient, but was not worth the extra money. Everything is self-explanatory so just go and wander around on your own.More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Hazmatlady
    ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Hazmatlady, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We truly appreciate your feedback and are happy to read that you enjoyed your tour with us. Giverny is a very beautiful place to visit and we hope that you keep good memories of your...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I've been wanting to visit Giverny my whole life and this tour made it very convenient. The air conditioned bus was wonderful in the July heat. And it's a great way to see Giverny if you're only in Paris a short while. However, I would...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Jillianne S
    ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Jillianne S, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We truly appreciate your feedback and are happy to read that everything went well. Giverny is a beautiful place and gardens are impressive. We hope that you have taken some nice pictures...More

    Reviewed 4 July 2019

    I had high expectations for this day trip but I was blown away by the beauty of Monet's garden. He grows his garden in blocks of color, and otherwise it seems wild and all left to chance, but it clearly isn't. It was simply the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2019

    Dear Kiara K, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Money's gardens and house are indeed of great beauty and charged with history; that explains why there were so many people there. We are very happy to know that everything went well and that...More

    Reviewed 4 July 2019 via mobile

    If you already have a ticket don't join the line as you can go straight to the train. We nearly y missed our train being given this misinformation. Coaches meet you at the front of the station, opposite from where we got out. There is...More

    Thank pepperscrunge
    ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2019

    Dear pepperscrunge, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. We feel sorry to read that you almost miss your train. We will do our best to ensure that this situation does not happen again in the future. The satisfaction of our customers...More

    Reviewed 10 June 2019

    We were booked on the morning tour on 6/6. We thought we'd allowed enough time to arrive 15 minutes early, but had difficulty finding the site after getting off the city bus. Seeing that we wouldn't make it by 8:00, I called the number given...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2019

    Dear DavidLindaOwen, Thank you for your comment. We truly apologize for your missed tour. 15 minutes before departure time is not enough. We mention on the voucher that you need to be at our office 30 minutes before departure time. Even though the bus had...More

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    22 August 2019|
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    Response from pepperscrunge | Reviewed this property |
    I don't remember seeing one, best to use the facilities at the station before leaving. It isn't a long trip.
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    30 May 2019|
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    Response from 554grantg | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, Call them up . Most tours in Europe will accommodate you but you must let them know far ahead .Ok .
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    goldsmithc
    12 March 2019|
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    Response from 554grantg | Reviewed this property |
    It sure is . Get on the web site on trip advisor and look for a neat little hotel for the night . What day were you planning to do this on. ?? Or call one of these little breakfast & bed inns . Ok .You have the right idea... More
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