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Giverny Monet House and Gardens Skip the line Walking tour

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    Meet your local guide for a walking tour of the village of Giverny, then enter through a special entrance to bypass the long lines to visit Claude Monet’s gardens and house. Claude Monet’s house in Giverny is a must for any modern art history enthusiast, or anyone who simply enjoys beautiful surroundings. Your tour guide will tell you the story of Monet’s life and how he led the Impressionist movement from 1883 to 1926. In Giverny, he was joined by artists like John Singer Sargent, Paul Cézanne, and Mary Cassatt. By 1887, the sleepy little village found itself somewhat of an artists’ colony. Monet’s thatched roofed house with its pink facade is surrounded by enchanting ponds and magnificent gardens, two of the central features of his paintings.

    Wandering through the village of Giverny, as well as Monet’s house and gardens, is like stepping inside one of Monet's paintings. The cobblestone street featured in Claude Monet's “Wedding March” has remained practically unchanged since the artist depicted it with his master brushstrokes. The same goes for the Japanese footbridge that crosses over a pond decorated with luscious lilies. Today, Monet’s house and gardens are maintained by the Foundation Claude Monet. The gardens are enchanting; from April to October, they overflow with wild roses, hollyhocks, poppies, and fragrant honeysuckle. The water lilies, weeping willows, and Japanese bridge in the Oriental Water Gardens are instantly recognizable from his classic paintings. The artist’s house features a cheerful and lively kitchen, as well as Monet's collection of 18th and 19th century Japanese prints. In the village, visitors can pay their respects to the great painter, whose grave is in the cemetery of Giverny's church.
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    Departure Point
    80 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny, France
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local tour guide
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    • Pick–up and drop off
    • Tips
    • Food / Drink
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • The tour will start promptly at the scheduled departure time. Latecomers run the risk of missing the tour. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

    Lovely to walk around the house and garden. Very comprehensive gift shop. There were a lot of people there, but still opportunity to sit and enjoy.More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank JulieB8465
    UTGCustomerService, Responsable relations clients at Universal Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2019

    Dear JulieB8465, We highly appreciate your feedback regarding Giverny Monet Maison tour. We hope that you will keep good memories of this visit. We always do our best to make you live an unforgettable experience. Do not hesitate to come back to see us during...More

    Reviewed September 7, 2018

    When we arrived for the tour, we were informed that the tour company had made a mistake and that there would be four French speaking people in our group. That was totally unacceptable since the guide would have to speak to us in English and...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Ned R
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