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Giverny and Monet's Garden Small-Group Tour from Paris

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Giverny and Monet
Entering Normandy, you will visit Claude Monet's home, the father of "Impressionism". During this half day trip, you will discover in a Small-Group the famous gardens created by the impressionist painter, and the well-known Japanese bridge in the midst of its flowered paths and wather-lily ponds.

This half-day trip will lead you to the edge of Normandy, where you will visit the idyllic home of Claude Monet. Your small-group afternoon tour will start from Paris City Center. You will be transported aboard a luxury bus with one of our expert guides, so you can sit back, relax and make the most of your trip.

The leader of the Impressionist School lived here from 1883 to 1926, the colourful décor and pink brick facade are an intimate reminder of its former life. Once at destination in the small village of Giverny, you will have the opportunity to discover the precious collection of Japanese engravings is displayed in several rooms, hung in the marmer chosen by the master of Giverny himself. Claude Monet’s property at Giverny, left by his son to the Académie des Beaux-arts in 1966, has, after completion of large scale restoration work, become the Claude Monet Foundation, inaugurated in 1980. The huge Nymphéas studio, a stone’s throw from the house, has also been restored and contains the Foundation’s Shop.

You will also enjoy time in the gardens which have been replanted as they once were and offer visitors the “painting from nature” which Claude Monet’s contemporaries considered to be one of his masterpieces. The rectangular Clos Normand, with archways of climbing plants entwined around brilliantly coloured shrubs, lies before the house and studios, offering from Spring to Autumn the palette of varying colours to the painter-gardner who was “ecstatic about flowers”. Lastly, the Water Garden, formed by a tributary of the Epte, lies further away, shaded by weeping willows. With its famous Japanese Bridge, its wistarias, azaleas and its pond, it has once more become that casket of sky and water which inspired the pictorial universe of the water lilies.

At the end of your tour and after having been driven back to Paris, you will be given a complimentary Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket to Musée d'Orsay for you to enjoy at your convenience during your stay in Paris.

Commences : Giverny, France

Duration : 5 hours

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