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Small-Group Giverny and Van Gogh's Room in Auvers from Paris

1. Small-Group Giverny and Van Gogh's Room in Auvers from Paris

Discover the unparalleled beauty in the Clos Normand and Japanese Water gardens of Claude Monet, in Giverny. You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into one of his Impressionist paintings as you walk among the willow trees and cross the little green bridge over his pond of water lilies. Then you’ll explore the inside of his colorful family home, getting some unique access to whether the artists actually lived and worked. After your visit of Claude Monet’s home and gardens you’ll stop at his tomb to pay your respects to this great man in person. Afterwards, you’ll be off to visit the town of Auvers-sur-Oise where you’ll focus on the troubled life and amazing Post Impressionist art of Vincent Van Gogh. You’ll visit the boarding house where Vincent lived the last 3-months of his life. Next, explore the little town and surrounding area which inspired 77 of his paintings. You’ll visit the gothic “Church of Auvers” and walk in the actual “Wheat Field with Crows”. Seeing these places with your own eyes will help you to understand why Vincent Van Gogh found so much inspiration in Auvers-sur-Oise. You’ll also visit Van Gogh’s final resting place; a humble ivy covered grave site.

From Paris: Private Day Trip to Giverny and Auvers sur Oise

2. From Paris: Private Day Trip to Giverny and Auvers sur Oise

After being picked up from your hotel, you will depart in a luxury vehicle for your one hour drive to Giverny, where you enjoy Claude Monet's home and gardens.  You arrive early at Claude Monet's House and Gardens, a Norman orchard that Monet turned into a lavish property full of colorful flowers and other vegetation, including cherry trees, tulips, roses, wisteria, weeping willows, and irises. This attraction includes the following: Monet’s Home: visit the painter's house where he lived with his big family. The yellow dining room, his first workshop, and the kitchen are especially memorable.The Flower Garden: every season and every month, flower beds change, as do tulips, hyacinths, iris, nasturtiums. At any time of the year, find the flower landscapes dear to the impressionist master.The Water Garden: the main subject of painting at the end of his life, Monet liked to spend time there and observe the variations of light and the reflections of his garden on the pond, famous for its water lilies.The Japanese Bridge: see the famous little green bridge crossing his pond with your own eyes. Your guide will then suggest several different options for a nice lunch in the charming village of Giverny.  In the afternoon, head to the town of Auvers-sur-Oise, where Vincent van Gogh spent the final days of his life. See the wheat fields and church that he painted, and visit his room at Auberge Ravoux, where he died. You'll also see the twin graves of van Gogh and his brother, before you head back to Paris

From Paris: Giverny and Auvers sur Oise Small Group Day Trip

3. From Paris: Giverny and Auvers sur Oise Small Group Day Trip

Discover the secrets of one of the founders of Impressionism and leader of the artistic movement of the 19th century. Monet introduced more perception, emotion, and light into the art of his age and spent almost 40 years developing his Giverny property. Immerse yourself in the daily life of the artist by visiting his reading room, the grocery store, office, dining room and kitchen. Admire his collection of Japanese prints and much more. This lavish garden with thousands of colors was once a simple garden which now boasts Japanese cherry trees, tulips and roses. Stroll through the romantic water garden where you can find the Japanese bridge, the wisteria, the famous lily pond, weeping willows and irises. You will also visit a large workshop which saw the birth of the famous water lily series. As a tribute to Impressionists around the world, it also shows the history of the iconic artistic movement. You'll see the garden designed by the landscape painter Mark Rudkin, a contemporary garden since 2009 and classified as one of the Remarkable Gardens of France. It offers a colorful nod to the themes dear to the Impressionists. You will then have lunch at a charming location in Giverny before heading to Auvers-sur-Oise and walking in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh. Search for the inspiration seen in his paintings such as the wheat fields, the famous church, his room at Auberge Ravoux, and the twin graves of the Van Gogh brothers. After your visit, you will return back to Paris by minibus.

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What people are saying about Auvers-sur-Oise

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based on 10 reviews

Outstanding guided tour

Our guide, J.B., was fantastic, incredibly fluent in both French and English. He was first of all an excellent driver. Secondly, he was very knowledgeable and well prepared. Thirdly, he was a very pleasant person to spend the day with. The gardens and home of Monet, and the town of Auvers-sur-Oise were delightful. We would highly recommend this tour.

The very knowledgeable guide saved The tour !!!

Van Gogh's room does not justify the trip there and the museum itself is poorly organized. The guide made a beautiful explanation of Van Gogh's life and created a climate of imagination that saved the second part

Great day booked the small group tour which was perfect. Our guide Antoine was great, funny and very knowledgeable. No issues thank you GetYourGuide

Great tour by Antoine! Not boring at all. He is a very funny and lively guide. Learned so much in this tour.

It was excellent tour! Claire has profound knowledge of the subject matter. I highly recommend it.