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Garden of Monet in Giverny - Bike Tour from Paris

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Key Highlights

  • Recommended by users of Trip Advisor – One of the top-rated things to do in Paris
  • Take the train from Paris to Vernon and enjoy a scenic bike ride along the Seine to reach Giverny
  • Shop for fresh produce at a farmers market and enjoy a picnic on the riverbanks
  • Your tour of Giverny includes entrance to Monet's home and gardens
  • Tour is led by an expert English speaking guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    26 Mar - 30 Apr: Wednesday & Saturday
    01 May - 31 Jul: Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday
    01 Aug - 29 Oct: Wednesday & Saturday

    Duration

    8.5 Hours (approximately)

    Start time

    9:30am

    Meeting Point

    Your tour meets at our office located at 24 rue Edgar Faure, 75015 Paris.
    The closest Metro station is Dupleix (line 6).
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    Tour ends at 24 rue Edgar Faure, 75015 Paris.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Enjoy a wonderful 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.

    Itinerary

    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • English-speaking guide
    • Bicycle rent
    • Transportation to and from Paris by train
    • Entrance fee to Monet's house and gardens

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.
    All of our tours operate rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos for sale in our office.
    All participants over 12 years of age must be able to ride a bike.
    Tandems reserved for guests less than 70lbs/32kg.
    Trailers have a 2 kids capacity with a combined maximum weight of 80lbs/36kg
    Baby seats have a maximum weight limit of 48lbs/22kg
    Please specify at the time of booking if children need special equipment.
    Please dress appropriately for the weather.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • Best. Tour. Ever.

      It rained throughout the entire day. Surprisingly, it did little to dampen our spirits. We were provided with ponchos and a very cheerful (which became infectious) tour guide....

      Ronald Damasauskas
    • Excellent tour, even on a rainy day!

      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
    • Fabulous day in the French countryside

      Great day all round! Thomas our guide was funny, informative and well organised with excellent English. We did some great tours with our two boys aged 10 and 12 during our time...

      Mrs D Fazzalari
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