- Benefit from skip-the-line tickets to get into Monet’s personal house and garden
- Have your children express their artistic talent with a coloring booklet
- Step on Claude Monet's Japanese footbridge across the famous water-lily pond
- Treat your family with a relaxed transportation in a comfortable van
Giverny & Monet’s Garden Family Tour (Private)
Going to Giverny with your children means offering them a fun and educational experience, which combines the visit Claude Monet property (house and garden) and a coloring exercise book to express their artistic talents.
Claude Monet, the pope of Impressionism, is famous for his haystacks, poplars and water lilies. The garden surrounding his house is not only the place where he painted but also the place shown in his famous canvases.
Provided with their skip-the-line tickets and a drawing booklet, your children will explore the world of Impressionism while enjoying a gorgeous natural environment. They’ll be challenged to find the secret way which to the famous Japanese bridge. Helped by their art historian guide, they will learn everything about Claude Monet, his life and his style.
Your private chauffeur and your expert guide will meet you in Paris, at the place of your choice. A little less than 2 hours will be needed to reach Giverny, an attractive village in Normandy.
On the way, your “Mary Poppins” guide will engage your children with few anecdotes to undertake a journey through Claude Monet’s life and the Impressionist art movement.
Once at the location, you’ll skip queue and enter Monet’s charming manor: La Maison du Pressoir (i.e. apple mill house). The inside will take you back to a 19th century-like atmosphere. Your children will learn about Monet’s family life (8 children at home… no less) and the painter’s passion for Japanese prints. You will feel like the house is still inhabited with its charming household details and even the pans are still the kitchen!
The highlight of the tour will definitely be Monet’s gardens. The first one is made of flowers, near the house, and the next one, on the opposite side of the road, is “made of water”. How to reach that latter? That will be your children’s mission, to find the way, following flowery paths – and the indications of their guide alike.
Finally! Here you are on the Japanese Bridge, glorified in so many canvases! Your guide will tell you how Monet succeeded in making this wonderful water lily pond out from a swamp. Your tour ends in the workshop where Monet put final touch on his paintings. The reason of its oversize will be one of the questions your kids have to solve.
A small stroll through the village will allow you to get typical Norman settings to stop for a quick lunch. This will be time to see your kids express their creativity with their drawing booklet and color markers set. Who knows, there is maybe a future Money among the family!
Is the lunch included in the tour?
The lunch is not included but your guide will recommend you some restaurants, both on the road to Giverny and in Giverny village itself.
Do my kids need to be skilled painters?
At Meet the Locals, we believe that in every kid, there is an artist. With the help of a black and white drawing exercise booklet, they will use the existing lines to color the drawings. However, if you want a complete drawing/ painting lesson, we can provide you with a private teacher for an extra charge.
Can I combine this tour with another cultural place of interest?
If you wish to extend your tour length to 10 hours, this discovery of Giverny could be perfectly combined with other cultural places of interest. For instance, a Versailles and Giverny tour, click here. For other inquiries, such as Giverny and Chantilly or Auvers-sur-Oise (or any other location) please contact us.
What if we are more than 4 people?
Just advise us in your request form about the number of people in your party, as well as their category (adult or child), so we’ll be able to tell you about the extra fee per additional person.
Meeting Address: Paris, France - At your convenience, from end of March to 1st November included.
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