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Orsay Museum & Giverny Self Guided Tour

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Key Highlights
  • Discover the best of Impressionist art on this self guided audio tour of Musée d'Orsay and Giverny.
  • Entrance ticket to Orsay Museum and Giverny are included in the tour
  • Learn about the artworks in Musée d'Orsay, the world’s largest collection of French art
  • Visit Monet’s house where the spectacular colors and enchanting garden were designed like a work of art
  • Travel to Giverny and back to Paris in a luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily except Monday


    9 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    You have to reach PARISCityVISION Agency, 2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris. Collect your audio tours and head towards Musée d’Orsay, which is a 10 min walk from the agency. The closest metro station to reach here is Pyramides station.

    Ending Point

    Pyramides agency, 2 rue des Pyramides, 75001, Paris

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview Explore the famous Orsay Museum and Claude Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny on this self guided day tour.

    Admire the artworks of the Musee d'Orsay, a must visit gallery for all art lovers. Your multi-lingual audio guide will introduce you not only to the masterpieces but also to the masters who created them. Get to know and understand the life and works of the masters and make the most of your time witnessing the true highlights of this vast collection.

    Travel to Giverny in a luxury coach. Your audio guide (available in four languages, English, French, German, Spanish) will share some interesting stories about Claude Monet, the green-fingered Impressionist master who created the glorious gardens. Spend some delightful time among the beautiful pink facade and green-painted shutters, the flower beds full of exuberant color, the pergolas laden with climbing plants, the wisteria-covered Japanese foot-bridge and the famous lily pond.


    Your day will begin when you will be picked up from the designated meeting point at the scheduled time. Then you will head directly to the Musée d’Orsay, where you will explore the rich art collection and learn about the life and works of the masters and admire the fantastic collection of French art, paintings, sculptures, architecture, furniture and photography. You will discover the world's biggest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings as you follow the tour and listen to commentary from your audio guide about the major works, such as: "The Gleaners" by Jean-François Millet, "Small Dancer, Aged 17" by Edgar Degas, "Luncheon on the Grass" by Edouard Manet and so on.

    In addition to these internationally renowned paintings, you can also see other art forms, such as sculpture. You will also have access to temporary exhibits.

    Between 12:00 pm and 1:15 pm, you will have free time to have lunch at your expense, wherever you like. After your meal, make your way to Pyramides agency, 2 rue des Pyramides, 75001, Paris at 1:15pm to board an air conditioned motor coach to travel to the village of Giverny.

    You will arrive at the Giverny Gardens where you will discover the village in Normandy where Claude Monet spent the last 43 years of his life. You can begin your outing with a tour of the Monet home to set the mood by learning about the day-to-day life of this master of impressionism. You will visit the Master’s house where the spectacular colors and enchanting garden were designed like a work of art. Be dazzled by the flowerbeds and plants, and sense the artist’s emotions in front of the famous water lilies and weeping willows in the water garden.

    Finally, you will venture into Monet's Gardens as you continue to listen to the commentary provided by your audio guide about Claude Monet's everyday life, work and major pieces. You will find yourself admiring this magnificent garden that was the source of Monet's inspiration.

    After the tour ends, you will be dropped at Pyramides agency.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Paris-Giverny-Paris transfer in air conditioned motor coach
    • Entry tickets for the Musée d’Orsay
    • Entry tickets for Giverny Home and Gardens
    • Audio guides available in 4 Languages - English, French, Spanish & German
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Live Guide
    • Transfer between PARISCityVISION Agency & Musée d’Orsay
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Audio guides may not be used inside the Monet House and in the studio, as the rooms are very narrow.

    Audio guides should be picked up at our office before departure.

    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.

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