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Giverny and Monet's Garden Bike Tour

Highlights
  • 9-hour bicycle tour to Giverny from Paris
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch by the River Seine (own expense)
  • Spend 1.5 hours at Monet's house and garden
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Giverny and Monet's Garden Bike Tour
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Giverny and Monet's Garden Bike Tour
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Overview
See Claude Monet’s gardens at Giverny on this enchanting, full-day bike tour from Paris. Ride through the scenic wheat and sunflower fields of the French countryside, and cycle through the beautiful town where Monet lived and worked. Tour the painter’s home and the gardens that inspired some of the most ionic works of the Impressionist period, and explore Giverny’s charming streets, cafes, and museums.
What to Expect
See the gardens that inspired Claude Monet’s world-famous paintings and the town where he lived for decades. Meet your guide in central Paris, and ride in a comfortable minibus through Normandy’s picturesque fields of sunflowers and wheat.

Disembark at the village of Vernon, where you’ll stock up on picnic supplies such as fresh cheeses, breads, and fruit at the local farmers’ market (own expense). Climb on your bike and cross the Seine for a lovely picnic lunch on the riverbanks.

Continue biking around five kilometers (three miles) along country roads to the postcard-perfect village of Giverny, where Monet lived from 1883 to 1926. Peddle past the village church and its historic cemetery, where Monet is buried in a family vault. Learn about the artistic legacy of the Hotel Baudy, which counts painters Manet and Renior among its illustrious guests, and admire the town’s delightful cafes and lanes.

Arrive at Monet’s beautifully maintained country house, furnished with original decor and artwork for an authentic glimpse into the painter’s daily life. Stroll through Monet’s gardens, bursting with color from a dazzling variety of flowers such hollyhocks, roses, tulips, and poppies. In a Japanese-style section of the garden, see the footbridge, ponds, and water lilies that inspired Monet’s most iconic paintings.

After 1.5 hours visiting the home and gardens, cycle back to Vernon, and relax on the return journey to Paris, where your tour concludes in the evening.
Reviews (446)
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Reviewed 21 September 2018
Fabulous bike tour!

This was one of the highlights of our French holiday. A comfortable bus ride to picturesque Vernon, then time for a coffee, followed by a short bike ride to the riverbank for a picnic lunch (with supplies bought yourself from a local boulangerie). After that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank spooky4721
Reviewed 19 September 2018
Monet's home but so much more!

First of all...Fat tire Tours has this down, wonderful group to go with, no question! I had driven out to Monet's home many years before but this tour was "an experience". Secondly, this day was a beautiful, relaxed tour and a delicious break from the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 280susano
Reviewed 28 August 2018
Great time without any stress

Me and my boyfriend like to bike but going from Paris to Giverny is bit too far (about 70 km one way). We wanted to see Monets garden and once we come across this tour we were very excited. It was the most pleasant trip....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Diana F
Reviewed 28 August 2018
Magnificent visit with a fantastic guide!

We went on the Giverny bike tour led by Bianka U. The trip starts out with an hour-long, private bus ride from Paris to Vernon, a town near Giverny. The bus was very clean and comfortable. On the way, Bianka delivered a very detailed, well-rehearsed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WillS2742
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile
Safest bike tour and most enjoyable

There is good reason why Fat Tire is the leader in the bike tour business in Paris. The Giverny Monet’s Garden Bike tour is really half walking and half on bike. This can be viewed as a plus, if you’re not a serious athlete, or...More

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Meeting time was around 9am. Early. Bus ride to Givernay is one hour from Paris. Hope you make it. It was a nice time.
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