Experience a charming half-day visiting Monet's House And Gardens. With this Giverny private tour, explore the pastoral house, garden, and water lily pond where he lived and worked, as well as the local village.
-Discover the village with your local expert with this Giverny private guided tour
-Skip the lines means more time inside Monet's house and garden
-Visit the painter's house where he lived with his family
-Spend time in the water garden and observe the variations of light, see the famous Japanese Bridges
After a 1 hour 15 minute drive along the Valley of the Seine with your private English-speaking driver, you will arrive in Giverny, a small village fifty miles to the west of Paris, a unique place with a timeless charm.
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Here, the master of Impressionism, Claude Monet, lived from 1883 until his death in 1926. For 43 years Monet settled down in this house that he completely renovated. He also transformed the whole domain, including the garden that he so much appreciated, and became the model for his paintings. You will marvel at the floral compositions of the garden in front of the house called the Clos Normand. He used to say: "Beyond painting and gardening, I am good for nothing."
By diverting a small river, Monet completely created this water garden. Deeply inspired by 'Japonism' - influence of Japanese art on French Artists and writers - he creates a unique world. A Japanese Bridge is built and oriental plants are introduced such as maple trees, Japanese peonies, white lilies, bamboos, and Ginkgos Biloba. In 1897, Monet began to paint the "Nymphéas" series inspired by the water lilies pond, achieving one of his most famous artwork reaching the limit of abstraction.
In conclusion, you will be back after this Giverny private tour to your hotel accommodation.
Option if you wish to extend your tour: you can enjoy a nice lunch in Giverny or its surroundings before visiting the impressionist museum. Check our recommendations below to see the options.
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-Meet at your place of stay in Paris.