Day trip

Monet's Garden Bike Tour from Paris

4.9 / 5

56 reviews

Activity provider: Fat Tire Tours - Paris

Monet's Garden Bike Tour from Paris

Activity provider: Fat Tire Tours - Paris
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From US$ 100.70 per person

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Go on a beautiful bike excursion from Paris, and tour Claude Monet's breathtaking gardens in Normandy. See his unique house, visit the quaint villages of Vernon and Giverny, and then ride along the banks of the River Seine at your leisure.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Monet's beautiful gardens by bike
  • Take a scenic coach ride through the wheat fields of Normandy
  • See Monet's tomb and the graves of World War 2 soldiers at Giverny Church
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the River Seine
  • Cycle past Hotel Baudy, where Impressionist painters Manet and Renoir used to paint
Full description
Begin this full-day Monet bike tour with a scenic coach journey through the spectacular wheat and sunflower fields of Normandy. Speed by the lazy Seine River, and stop off at the village of Vernon. Here, you will visit the charming farmers' market to buy picnic supplies. Then, hop-on your bike and pedal across the river to a beautiful park along the banks of the Seine. After lunch, enjoy a relaxing 3-mile (5-kilometer) ride down bike paths to the village of Giverny. Cruise past Giverny Church and its cemetery, which contains graves of local citizens dating back to the 17th Century, as well as British soldiers from World War 2, and even Monet himself buried within his family's vault. Pass Hotel Baudy, where Impressionist painters Manet and Renoir used to paint. You will then arrive at the highlight of the day, Monet's Garden. Spend about 90 minutes exploring the gardens and house, including the famous water lily pond where some of his most famous works originated. Additionally, you can explore the village of Giverny, which boasts the American Museum of Art, located across the street from Monet's Gardens, as well as numerous cafés and small streets begging to be discovered.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Round-trip coach tickets to and from Paris
  • Entrance to Monet's House and Gardens
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Rain gear - available at a fee of EUR 1, paid directly, which will be refunded if not used
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

This tour meets at the office located at 24 rue Edgar Faure, 75015. The closest metro station is Dupleix on line 6. The Dupleix station will be closed in July and August. The next closest station is La Motte Picquet Grenelle (lines 8 & 10).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • There is no age minimum or maximum - this tour is suitable for everyone, as long as you can ride a bike!
  • If a child's bike is required, you must advise at time of booking
  • Reservations are required for this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 56 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and experienced with the subject matter and the area we were exploring. The tour overall was organized and well worth the money. We thoroughly enjoyed the market shopping, picnic lunch, bike riding and of course the spectacular Monet property, which is filled with so many beautiful flowers that really bring his paintings to life! Thanks for a great experience!

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May 2, 2022

My husband, and friend and I spent a delightful day on this tour with Richard as our fabulous guide. We joined a goup of 7 others and boarded a bus to Vernon, about 7k from Giverny. Richard gave a bit of history of Giverny on the way. At Vernon, we stopped to wander around an amazing open air market to shop for items to have for our picnic lunch. We met back as a group to get our bikes, baskets and helmets (if desired), adjusted our bikes as needed and listened to Richard's safety and general directions. Ate our lunches on the bank of the river and rode the remaining 5 or 6 km to Giverny. It's necessary to ride for a short distance through Vernon where there is a little traffic, but nothing like in Paris. The majority of the ride is flat and on a bike train to Giverny. Slight uphill in a few spots, but the bikes are equipped with gears to help.

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April 24, 2022

Movement & culture in one

The trip that takes you from the metropolis to the countryside was an extremely enriching experience - well organized and a good atmosphere! At the Farmers Market in Vernon you can immerse yourself in the French lifestyle, buy a picnic, which is eaten in an idyllic park and cycled then 5km to Monet's Garden at Giverny (stunning) and back to Vernon. I booked the tour on my own & found a connection straight away. The impressions will stay with me forever - thank you Chris!

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May 26, 2019

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