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Monet's Garden in Giverny | A wonderland of inspired art

A portal into the world of the Impressionist master Claude Monet, Monet’s Garden in Giverny is where it all began. Showcasing meticulously arranged flowers and water features, the garden reflects Monet's artistic vision. You can explore the colorful gardens and soak in all the beauty that influenced one of the most influential Impressionist painters.

Keep reading to find information about ticket options, opening hours, and points of interest within the garden, ensuring a fulfilling experience at Giverny Monet's Garden.

Explore your Monet's Garden ticket guide

  1. Why visit Monet’s Garden in Giverny
  2. Things to know before booking your Giverny Monet’s Garden tickets
  3. Which Giverny Monet’s Garden ticket option is best for you?
  4. Explore Monet's Garden
  5. Giverny Monet’s Garden highlights: A visual treat
  6. Plan your visit to Giverny Monet's Garden
  7. Frequently asked questions about Giverny Monet's Garden tickets

Things to know before booking your tickets

  • Looking for a relaxed stroll in Monet’s garden? Opt for an audio-guide tour that gives you interesting tidbits from the life of the Impressionism genius as you explore the beauty of the attraction at your own pace.
  • Want to delve deeper into the life of Claude Monet and his work? A guided tour is your best bet, as an expert English-speaking guide will narrate fascinating tales to enrich your journey into the world of art.
  • Some ticket options also include a guided tour of the Giverny Village where the garden is located, which allows you to look at the bigger picture of Monet’s life, quite literally!
  • You can upgrade your guided tour tickets to include a lunch option at a countryside restaurant where you can indulge in authentic French cuisine prepared from locally produced ingredients.
  • For a creative experience, customize your tickets to include a fun oil painting experience in the afternoon of your tour. Under the guidance of a professional artist, you will be able to create your own masterpiece!
  • Most day tours provide round-trip transfers from Paris in a comfortable AC vehicle.

Which Monet's Garden ticket option is best for you?

Before diving into more critical details about the Giverny Monet's Garden, pre-purchasing your tickets for a seamless visit is essential. From flexible entry times to exclusive access, explore the various ticket options available to maximise your experience at this enchanting masterpiece of nature and art.

Guided Tour

Guided/Audio tour

  • You can go for the audio-guided tour if you want to explore the attraction at your own pace or choose a guided tour for a more interactive experience.
  • The audio guide is available in French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian & Korean, while the professional tour guide accompanying you will be versed in English.
  • The tour includes transportation to and from Paris in an air-conditioned coach. It provides a tour of Giverny and Monet’s garden, with entry to Monet’s house and Claude Monet Foundation, depending on your chosen ticket type. 

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Combo

Combo Tour

  • Ideal for people who are short on time and want to cover major Parisian landmarks in one go, combo tours include a tour of the Palace of Versailles or the Orsay Museum along with Monet’s Garden, depending on your chosen ticket.
  • You can choose a combo that includes transportation to and from Paris in an air-conditioned bus for convenience or that provides a round-trip train ticket between Paris and Giverny, allowing flexibility. 
  • With skip-the-line access to Orsay Museum and Versailles Palace and priority entrance to the Monet’s Garden, combo tours also come with a free French lunch.

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Explore Monet's Garden

Clos Normand

This vibrant flower garden, bursting with colors and textures, was Monet's first creation upon arriving at Giverny. Stroll past flowerbeds overflowing with roses, poppies, and irises, all meticulously arranged for a picturesque explosion of color. This floral paradise served as a constant source of inspiration for Monet's paintings, including the famous The Artist's Garden at Giverny.

The Water Garden

Inspired by Japanese gardens, this expansive area features a mesmerizing central pond adorned with a bright green Japanese bridge, where you can unwind around the lush greenery surrounding the water, with weeping willows, bamboo, and azaleas creating a tranquil escape. Monet's iconic water lily paintings, the Nymphéas series, were largely inspired by this captivating water garden.

The Artist's House

Step back in time and immerse yourself in Monet's world inside the charming pink brick house that was his home for over 40 years. As you enter, you'll find vibrant colors reflecting his artistic sensibilities, like the cheerful yellow dining room. Admire his collection of Japanese prints that greatly influenced his style!

Monet's Studio

Ever curious about where artistic magic happens? The studio, a well-lit space with large windows, was Monet's creative haven. Here, surrounded by natural light, he meticulously translated the beauty of his gardens onto canvas. Imagine Monet himself standing here, capturing the fleeting effects of light and shadow on his beloved water lilies!

Plan your visit to Giverny Monet's Garden

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Timings
  • Entry time: 9:30 am - 6 pm
  • Last entry: 5:30 pm
  • Closed: Remains closed during winter from November to March.
  • Best time to visit: Aim to arrive early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid crowds.
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Address: 84 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny, France

Find on Maps

  • By Train: SNCF train line from Paris
    Nearest Train Stop: Vernon-Giverny Station, then hop on a shuttle bus directly to the garden (around 15 minutes ride).
  • By Bus: Line 240 bus from Paris Porte Maillot
    Nearest Bus Stop: Giverny Eglise, 5 minutes from the garden.
restroom
  • Convenient restroom facilities are available on-site for visitors' comfort.
  • Explore the charming gift shop, offering a delightful array of souvenirs, books, and artistic treasures inspired by Monet and the garden.
  • Take a break and indulge in a delightful meal or refreshments at the on-site café, offering various tasty options.
  • Ample parking facilities are available for visitors arriving by car, making it convenient to access the garden.
  • Stay connected and share your experiences with complimentary Wi-Fi available in designated garden areas.
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  • Ramps and designated paths ensure accessibility for visitors with mobility challenges.
  • Accessible parking spaces are available for convenience.
  • Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are provided on-site.
  • Assistance animals are permitted throughout the garden.
  • Signage and information are provided in accessible formats.
  • Staff members are available to provide assistance and guidance if needed.
eat
  • Le Jardin des Plumes: Indulge in a culinary delight at this Michelin-starred restaurant just 200 meters from Monet's Garden, serving mackerel and trout dishes. The average price for two: €80-€120.
  • Restaurant Baudy: Step into history at this charming restaurant, known as the meeting place for artists in Monet's era. Enjoy a delicious meal just 500 meters from the garden, with salmon dishes and homemade goat cheese. The average price for two: €40-€60.
  • Café des Fleurs: Delight in a casual dining experience at this quaint café, offering French classics like sirloin steak and tarte tatin, with garden views. Located 1 km from the garden, the average price for two people here would be around €20-€40.
rules
  • Photography is allowed, but please refrain from using tripods or commercial photography without prior permission.
  • Do not touch or pick the flowers, plants, or objects within the garden to maintain its natural beauty.
  • Dispose of trash in designated bins and help keep the garden clean and pristine for all visitors.
  • Silence is appreciated in certain areas to maintain a peaceful ambience for everyone's enjoyment.
  • Smoking is prohibited within the garden premises to ensure a healthy and pleasant environment.
  • Pets are not allowed within the garden, except for assistance animals.
Château de Bizy

Musée des impressionnismes Giverny: Just a short 700-meter stroll from Monet's Garden, explore this charming museum dedicated to Impressionist art, showcasing captivating exhibitions and beautiful gardens.

Château de Bizy: Located 3 kilometres from the garden, this elegant 18th-century castle offers guided tours of its opulent interiors, extensive gardens, and a glimpse into French aristocratic life.

Maison et Jardins de Claude Monet à Vétheuil: Venture 4 kilometres away to discover Monet's former residence in Vétheuil, a picturesque village. Experience the artist's life and enjoy stunning views of the Seine River.

Frequently Asked Questions about Giverny Monet's Garden

Are you allowed to touch the plants and flowers in the garden?

No, while visiting the garden, you are not allowed to touch the plants to preserve their beauty and health.

Can visitors have a picnic in Monet's Garden?

No, picnics are not allowed inside the gardens. However, there are cafes and restaurants nearby where you can grab a bite to eat.

Are there any restrictions on sketching or painting in the garden?

While you can do sketching and painting for personal use, if you plan on using that commercially, it may require special permission. Moreover, you can upgrade your tickets to include a fun oil painting session at the gardens under the guidance of experienced artists.

What are the best spots in the garden for photography?

You can shoot Instagram-worthy pictures and videos at the water lily pond and the Japanese Bridge, which are popular spots for photography enthusiasts.

Is there shade available in the garden?

Yes, there are some shaded areas under trees, but most of the garden is open. You should consider bringing a hat and sunscreen on sunny days.

Are there any special events or exhibitions included with admission to Monet's Garden?

Yes, admission to Monet's Garden includes access to special events or temporary exhibitions, showcasing art, horticulture, or cultural activities related to Monet's legacy, as and when they're held.

What should I wear while visiting Monet's Garden?

You should wear comfortable shoes to the garden and avoid wearing heels, as there's a fair amount of walking involved. Dress according to the weather, with an umbrella or raincoat handy in case of showers.

How do I get to Giverny from Paris?

There are several options available like taking a train, bus, or guided tours. Trains depart from Paris Saint-Lazare station to Vernon, followed by a taxi or shuttle to Giverny. Guided tours offer round-trip transfers to and from Paris.