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Itinerary
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.
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Maison et jardins de Claude Monet
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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.
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
  • Pass the cemetery where Monet is buried in a family vault
  • See the footbridge, ponds, and water lilies that inspired Monet
  • Round-trip transport is included
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great Experience!

We really enjoyed the tour with Dave. He was so knowledgeable about the history of Monet and made the trip fun. We highly recommend taking a day to enjoy the beautiful garden and leisurely ride along the Seine.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 9 July 2018
Highlight of our Trip to Paris!

Definitely book this tour - or at the very least book with Fat Tire for one of their many tours while you're in Paris! Phil and Nick were our guides and they were both awesome! Phil (our guide) was incredibly knowledgeable and gave us a...More

Thank NicoleK76
Reviewed 5 June 2018
Awesome Trip to Giverny!

We took a private bus to a town near Giverny where we went to a local market and picked up picnic supplies (and wine!). Headed off on our bikes to a lovely area near the river to picnic. Then on to Giverny which had the...More

Thank AMartella
Reviewed 4 May 2018
Great guide, easy biking, wonderful day!

We booked this tour because we saw it on trip advisor. It was incredible. The guides were so informative and passionate. For someone who hasn't biked in 10+ years this was a perfect experience. It was beautiful to bike through giverny, if we did not...More

1  Thank Megan H
Reviewed 8 April 2018
Fun day to Giverny with Fat Tire tours

The Fat Tire bike tour of Giverny and Monet's Garden was an excellent choice for a day out of Paris. Our guide Kit was fabulous and his knowledge and passion for the art and history of the region and country, is almost boundless. It was...More

Thank tonymicheller
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