Enjoy a wonderfully scenic bike tour to Claude Monet's breathtaking gardens in Giverny. Take the train to Vernon from where you will cycle to Giverny. En route to Giverny you will cycle through quaint villages of Vernon & Giverny and along the banks of the River Seine.
In Giverny you will visit Monet’s gardens and gain an insight into the life and works of the famous impressionist painter.
The meeting point for this tour is platform #22 inside the St. Lazare Train Station (Gare St. Lazare) in Paris. Travel by rail through the breathtakingly beautiful Normandy countryside to the village of Vernon. Collect your bikes and proceed for a visit of Monet’s gardens accompanied by an English speaking guide.
You will start by visiting the Vernon Farmer’s Market. Here you can purchase fruit, meat, honey, bread and drinks directly from their makers. You will stop nearby at a lovely spot on the riverbanks of the Seine where you can enjoy a picnic lunch (Payable direct).
After lunch ride your bikes along the riverbanks towards Monet's home. You will visit the following places which are related to the famous artist:
Monet’s Gardens: Admire the beautiful flowers, the Japanese bridge and the famous water lilies in the garden.
Monet’s House: Visit Monet’s house and see the art collection that reflects his fascination with Asian art.
Monet's Gravesite: See the Giverny church where Monet is buried along with his family.
After your cycling tour of Giverny you will return to Paris by train.
Although it was a gray, rainy day in May, my mom and I had a wonderful time biking from Vernon to Giverny. We began the day at Gare St. Lazare and upon meeting our group at... Amy L Doering
The tour did everything it set out to do and was led by an intelligent and humorous leader - Costigan. Arranging to buy your own picnic food in the local shops is inspirational... Martin Hall
01 Apr – 30 Apr: Wednesday & Saturday
01 May – 31 May: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
01 Jun - 31 Aug: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
01 Sep - 30 Sep:Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
01 Oct – 31 Oct: Wednesdays & Saturdays
8.5 Hours (approximately)
Start time: 1000h (10:00am)
Duration: 8.5 Hours (approximately)
The tour departs from platform #22 inside the St. Lazare Train Station (Gare St. Lazare) in Paris.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Tour ends at St. Lazare Train Station.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
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