Step inside the home of impressionist master Claude Monet on this 4-hour tour, including round-trip transport from Paris to Giverny. Immerse yourself in the creative world of Monet as you peek into his family home, bedroom, and kitchens, and see the studio where he painted his famous Water Lilies. Then, walk the artist’s gardens, admiring the flowers and the Japanese bridge, the romantic lily ponds of the Water Garden.
Claude Monet lived in his home at Giverny for forty-three years, from 1883 to 1926. During this very long time, he laid out the house to his own taste, adapting it to the needs of his family and professional life.
At the beginning, the house was much smaller. Monet enlarged it on both sides. The house is now 40 meter long per 5 meter deep only. The barn next to the house became his first studio, thanks to the addition of a wooden floor and of stairs leading to the main house. Monet, who mostly painted in the open air, needed a place where to store and finish his canvases. Above the studio, Monet had his own apartment, a large bedroom and a bathroom. The left side of the house was his side, where he could work and sleep.
The tour of the house starts with the little sitting-room where Alice Hoschedé-Monet sat with the children.
Like everywhere in the house, the furniture and the objects are still exactly the same, what gives a great authenticity to Monet’s House.
You will have time to walk in the village of Giverny, to admire flowered houses, art galleries and cafes. Your guide can suggest a nice and picturesque restaurant for the lunch (not included in the price).
Please note: The transportation will be waiting for you at the meeting point for your return to Paris.
The price includes:
- Entrance ticket to the Claude Monet’s House and gardens;
- Round trip transportation on an air-conditioned coach;
- Giverny map with visit itineraries advice.