Impressionism Tour : Giverny & Orsay Audio-Guided Tour From Paris
- Take an audio-guided tour of MusÃ©e dâOrsay and admire world-famous artworks such as La Petite Danseuse by Edgar Degas and Le DÃ©jeuner sur lâHerbe by Edouard Manet.
- Enjoy hassle-free transportation from Paris to Giverny and back in a luxury air-conditioned bus.
- Discover Giverny at your own leisure with an audio guide, available in 4 languages (English, German, French and Spanish).
- Explore Monetâs house and studio and stroll through the lush gardens that inspired many of his most renowned artworks, including the famous water lilies and Japanese bridge.
- Get assistance from a multilingual tour coordinator along the way.
Discover the Works of the Great Impressionist Painters at Musée d’Orsay
Your experience starts at ‘La Marina’ at the foot of Musée d’Orsay, where you will pick up your audio headsets. You then go directly to Musée d’Orsay, where your priority entrance will let you skip the long ticket lines and directly begin your visit. You have about two hours to discover the world’s biggest collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art. Learn more about iconic works, such as La Petite Danseuse by Edgar Degas, Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe by Edouard Manet, Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh and Poppies by Claude Monet, through listening to your audio guide. Admire the stunning architecture of the museum, a former train station on the banks of the Seine river.
Explore Monet’s Former Estate At Your Own Leisure
After visiting Musée d’Orsay, you have free time for a lunch break (on your own costs). Walk over to the Paris City Visions Louvre office, where you will reconvene with your group and step on board a luxury air-conditioned bus to begin the 1.5 hour drive to Giverny. Explore the former estate of the famous impressionist painter Claude Monet at your own leisure. Roam through the pink-plastered house where Monet lived and worked, including the leading room, larder, artist’s studio, dining room, and kitchen. Stroll through the lush gardens and admire the multicolored flower beds that inspired some of his most renowned works of art. Turn on your audio guide to learn more about Monet’s life and career as you soak up the beauty of the breathtaking nature that surrounds you. Highlights include the Clos Normand Flower Garden with its many Eastern plants, and the lush water garden, famous for its water lilies and Japanese bridge.
Enjoy Hassle-Free Transportation to the Scenic Countryside and Back to Paris
After finishing your exploration of the Fondation Claude Monet, you will board the bus again and begin the journey back to Paris. With a free map and itineraries for Musée d’Orsay, audio guides, transportation to and from Giverny, and a tour coordinator to assist you along the way, this experience is both relaxing and informative, so that the only thing you have to do is enjoy your visit to Musée d’Orsay and Monet’s gardens. This unique day trip, which combines bustling city life with the tranquil countryside, is an experience that you simply cannot miss!
- Priority access to MusÃ©e dâOrsay + map with tour itineraries/visit advice
- Entry to Monetâs house, studio and gardens
- Audio-guided commentary (for MusÃ©e dâOrsay and Monetâs gardens), available in 4 languages: English, German, French and Spanish.
- Services of a multilingual tour coordinator for the trip to Giverny
- Round trip transportation from Paris to Giverny in a luxury bus with air-conditioning
- Guided tour
- Audio guides are not included for children
- Transfers between La Marina and the Orsay Museum. Also between the Orsay Musem and PARIS City VISION agency.
Know Before You Go
The duration of this experience (including transport from Paris to Giverny and back) is 8 hours and 45 minutes.
A deposit fee of €30 is required for the Musée d’Orsay audio guide, which you will get back when you return the audio guide. Please return your audio guide at La Marina directly after your visit to the museum.
It takes approximately 15 minutes to walk from Meeting Point A to Meeting Point B. Please ensure enough time to get to Meeting Point B by 13:15.
Please note that audio guides may not be used in Monet’s house and studio since the rooms are very narrow, creating a lack of space.
This experience starts at Meeting Point A (La Marina) and ends at Meeting Point B (Paris City Vision Louvre Office).
Between 1 April and 31 October 2019, this day trip takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The following dates are exceptions (the tour will not take place these days):
Sunday, April 7/ Sunday, May 5/ Sunday, June 2/ Sunday, July 7/ Sunday, August 4/ Sunday, September 1/ Sunday, October 6
The tour departs from Meeting Point A (‘La Marina’ at Port de Solférino, 75007 Paris) at 10:30 am. Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes prior to the start of the experience.
Reduced Price Tickets
Tickets for children (between 3 and 17 years old) are available for a reduced price. Children below 3 years can participate free of charge. Please note that audio guides for Musée d’Orsay are not included for children.
Meeting Point A
Please go to Meeting Point A (‘La Marina’ at Port de Solférino, 75007 Paris) before heading to Musée d’Orsay. The best way to reach La Marina is by metro. Take Metro 12 to Solférino and walk for 5 minutes to La Marina. Alternatively, you can take Metro 13 or 8 to Invalides and walk 10 minutes to La Marina.
Meeting Point B
After visiting Musée d’Orsay, go to the Paris City Vision Louvre office (2 rue des Pyramides, Paris), where you will board the bus to Giverny. Please make sure to arrive at Meeting Point B by 13:15 to ensure a timely departure. It is about a 15 minute walk from La Marina to the Paris City Vision Louvre Office.
Pro Tip: If you don’t want to feel pushed for time, first walk to the Paris City Visions Louvre Office, and then have a lunch break. There are plenty of lunch options nearby.
Moderate Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 72 hours in advance for a full refund.
You will receive your booking confirmation and tour voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your tour voucher and show it at Meeting Point A (‘La Marina’ at Port de Solférino) on the day of your experience, along with a valid photo ID.
Your tickets are only valid for the date and time chosen while booking.