Giverny and Auvers-sur-Oise Small-Group Tour from Paris with Lunch. Small-group tour from Paris to visit the Claude Monet House and Gardens and Auvers-sur-Oise. Incl. Paris city center hotel transfers and lunch.
- Follow in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet, from Paris by minibus
- Small-group tour with a driver-interpreter guide
- Transfers to and from your central Paris accommodation
- Self-guided visit to Claude Monet House and Gardens, and the Museum of Impressionism in Giverny
- Visit the village of Auvers sur Oise, a source of so much inspiration for Vincent Van Gogh
Check-in between 8:00 am and 8:15 am at your Paris hotel for a journey of about 1 hour and 15 minutes to Giverny.
Full-day Paris excursion on the trail of the renowned Normandy painters Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet. Discover the places that influenced artists like Renoir, Sisley, and Cezanne at your own pace.
When traveling by minibus for about an hour and a half, enjoy the French countryside’s lush green landscapes as you listen to your guide’s commentary on the way to the tiny Normandy village of Giverny. It was home to Claude Monet, his wife, and children for 43 years, until the death of the artist in 1926.
During your visit, admire the multicolored flower beds, several different plant species originally from the West, the amazing water garden with its famous water lilies, and its Japanese bridge, the object of Monet’s paintings so often. Then take your time to visit the pink house, the office of Claude Monet, and his home. Make the most of your free time during your tour and enjoy a self-guided trip to the Impressionism Museum of Giverny, dedicated to the movement of Impressionists in France and abroad.
Experience a delicious lunch at the Moulin de Fourges restaurant just ten minutes from Giverny after your two-hour stay.
Menu (subject to modification):
Green lentils and smoked haddock, salad Normandy-style chicken, fricassee of vegetables
Modern apple tart, vanilla ice cream
Drinks: 1/4 bottle of red wine (white wine on request) Coffee, water
After lunch, it will be time for a guided tour of this picturesque village where the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh spent the last 70 years. He painted a large number of works in Auvers sur Oise at the height of his artistic ability, depicting peasant life as well as the village’s architecture, especially in Wheatfield with Crows, and the Church in Auvers-sur-Oise paintings. While in Auvers, we will visit the guest house Pension Ravoux and the bedroom of the painter, as well as the church and its graveyard, Vincent Van Gogh, and his friend Theo’s last resting place. Your stay will last about an hour and a half.
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