Highlights
  • Enjoy a pleasant lunch in the atypical setting of a traditional Normandy restaurant
  • Dive into the world of Impressionism in a small group or privately
  • Walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh in the artists' village of Auvers-Sur-Oise
  • Marvel at Claude Monet's sumptuous flower gardens
  • Friendly excursion with an experienced driver-guide (max. 8 persons)

 

Departure & Return To : 

Meeting Point :

Outside the Porte Maillot Metro Station Line 1, at 277 Boulevard Pereire, 75017 Paris (near the McDonald's restaurant). A representative will be there holding a sign

Overview

Discover two great names in Impressionism, Claude Monet, and Vincent Van Gogh! Accompanied by a driver-guide, you will visit the gardens of Giverny and the village of Auvers-Sur-Oise in Normandy.

7 Hours 17 May, 18 May, 19 May, and more
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  •  Visit to Auvers sur Oise and the Ravoux Guest House
  • Self-guided tour of Giverny gardens and Monet's house
  • Admission to Claude Monet's Giverny gardens
  • The services of an experienced driver-guide
  • Lunch with drinks included

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Things not mentioned in included
Itinerary

Discover two great names in Impressionism, Claude Monet, and Vincent Van Gogh! Accompanied by a driver-guide, you will visit the gardens of Giverny and the village of Auvers-Sur-Oise in Normandy.

 

You will leave the Meeting Point  in Paris at around 8.15 am for a journey of about 1h15 by Van to Giverny. During your trip of about 1h15 by Van, you will admire the landscapes of the French countryside, as you listen to commentary provided by your guide en route to the small Normandy village of Giverny. For 43 years, it was home to Claude Monet, his wife and children, until the painter's death in 1926.

 

During your visit to the gardens of Giverny, you will cross the alleys lined with flowerbeds of a thousand colors. You will pass in the Clos Normand sheltering many plants of Asian origin. A stone's throw away, you will reach the pond famous for its water lilies and its Japanese bridge so often painted by Monet. During your walk, you will find the atmosphere of the masterpieces of this undisputed master of impressionism. You will then visit the pink plastered house, which was Claude Monet's place of work and life. Before setting off again, our driver-guide will take you to the picturesque village of Giverny. In a local café, you will enjoy a pleasant break with a cold or hot drink. Follow then our guide to Claude Monet's grave. Located in the cemetery of the small church Sainte-Radegonde, you can pay homage to him there.

 

After your two-hour visit, you will enjoy a tasty lunch at the Moulin de Fourges restaurant just ten minutes from Giverny.

 

The afternoon will be devoted to the visit of Auvers-Sur-Oise for a guided tour of the village where the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh lived the last 70 days of his life, in 1890.

 

At the peak of his artistic skill, he painted a great many works in Auvers Sur Oise, depicting peasant life as well as the architecture of the village, especially in "Wheatfield with Crows" and "The church in Auvers-Sur-Oise" paintings. During this trip of about 1h30, our driver-guide will show you the small church and its cemetery where the tomb of Van Gogh and his brother Theo lies. You will learn what attracted the painter to what is today a real artists' village and why he decided to spend his last days there. Before leaving, you will freely visit the Auberge Ravoux, where you can see the artist's room.  

 

You will be back on the road with our driver-guide to arrive at the Meeting Point in Paris around 5:00 pm.

 

Picture: Mademoisellebonplan fr blog